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Duo Tapas


Sat 8 Apr 2017, 7:30pm

Where: Hohepa Hall , 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $28.62 ($25.00 + $3.62 fees)
  • Unwaged Admission: $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  • Door Sales: $30.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Christchurch Guitar Society presents Owen Moriarty (classical guitar) and Rupa Maitra (violin).

In early 2010, Rupa Maitra, violin and Owen Moriarty, guitar, formed Duo Tapas, with the aim of performing a wide range of music written for this beautiful combination of instruments as well as exploring and introducing to the public exciting new arrangements of music existing for other instruments.

Duo Tapas’ repertoire ranges from Vivaldi and Paganini through to De Falla and Bartok and more recent Eastern Europe composers, styles ranging from Baroque through to the twentieth century, including music influenced by folk music of Spain, Eastern Europe, Japan, Ireland and New Zealand.

Rupa Maitra (violin) -

Rupa studied with Pamela Bryce at Otago University where she completed a BMus in 1990, gaining several prizes in performance and musicology. Rupa was a member of the Southern Sinfonia between 1986 and 1997, including as principal second violin in 1994-97. Recent teachers include Martin Riseley. Rupa plays in various chamber groups in Wellington and is a member of the first violin section of Orchestra Wellington. Rupa directs the Wadestown Primary school orchestra in Wellington.

Owen Moriarty (guitar) -

Born and raised in Wellington, Owen began his formal guitar studies in 1997 at Massey University, graduating in 2003 with a Masters degree in performance music. In August 2003, Owen headed to the US where he studied towards a Graduate Certificate at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles). While there, he studied under James Smith, and with LA Guitar Quartet members Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser, with subsequent/additional tutelage from Brian Head, Martha Masters, and Pepe Romero.

Apart from his general public performances, Owen’s self-titled debut (double) CD was released through the Auckland based company ODE Records in 2003. This year, Owen completed his 5th tour on behalf of Chamber Music NZ, 2 tours as a soloist, 2 as a member of ‘Tango Virtuosi,' and lastly with the ‘Wellington Guitar Duo.' Having performed all around New Zealand, in recent years, Owen has also given performances in Australia, USA, Portugal, Mexico, Thailand, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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