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Sat 23 Aug 2014, 2:15pm–5:15pm

Where: The University of Auckland Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Professor David Dolan has developed a unique method of teaching and practising classical improvisation that encourages its applications in performance. The method aims to combine the use of structural, stylistic, textural and harmonic awareness with real- time flow and creative spontaneity.

All are welcome. No previous experience in improvisation is necessary.

David Dolan has devoted his career as a concert pianist, researcher and teacher, to the revival of the art of classical improvisation and its various applications in performance. In his world-wide performances, he incorporates extemporisation within the well-known classical repertoire in repeats, eingangs and cadenzas. In reaction to this solo CD, “When Interpretation and Improvisation Get Together” (OSF 49018), which includes works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Schubert, with improvised cadenzas, Lord Yehudi Menuhin proclaimed: “David Dolan is giving new life to classical music.”

David is engaged as a professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is the head of the Centre for Creative Performance and Classical Improvisation. David gives master classes at Bloomington University, Paris and Geneva conservatoires, the Rubin Music Academy in Israel, the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the New England Conservatory, and the Julliard School. David is an associate of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

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