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Fri 23 Feb 2018, 10:30am–12:15pm

Where: Ellerslie War Memorial Hall, 138 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $12.00
  • Non-Members: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: bryce_chris

Our guest is Veronika Eberle, soloist in Schumann’s Violin concerto with the APO.

Born 26 December 1988 in Donauworth Germany, she started violin lessons at the age of six. Since giving her concerto debut at the age of 10 (Münchener Symphoniker), she has appeared with some of the world's finest orchestras.

Her introduction by Simon Rattle to a packed Festpielhaus at the 2006 Salzburg Easter Festival, in a performance of the Beethoven concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, spurred her international career.

Veronika plays the "Dragonetti" Stradivarius (1700), on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
The interview will be preceded by music from the "Le Chiele" group.

Achieved is the Glorious Work from “The Creation” – Joseph Haydn
Summertime – George Gershwin arr. Ivaylo Hristov
Crucifixus (Trombone Quartet) – Antonio Lotti (A.T.D. Reduction)
Tiger Rag – Original Dixieland Jazz Band arr. Jack Gale
New York, New York – John Kaner arr. Elkjer

Group members
Mark Bingham has completed his 2nd year studying classical trombone performance at the UofA under Douglas Cross and Ben Zilber. In 2016 he was an orchestral intern with the APO and has recently been awarded a Fellowship with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for 2018. In 2016 he was the Trombonist for the pit orchestras of Phantom of the Opera at the Civic and Evita at the Bruce Mason Centre. Earlier this month, Mark was appointed to the full time position of 2nd Trombone in the Royal New Zealand Navy Band and he starts his Naval Basic Training on Monday 26th.

David Paligora is in his 2nd year of tertiary study at the UofA in classical trombone under Douglas Cross. Beginning to play the trombone in year 9, he’s since been involved with the New Zealand Youth Brass Ensemble, been a finalist in the 2016 Chamber Music Competition with the SynQ Brass Quintet, and 2nd trombone in the National Youth Brass Band of NZ as well as being involved with the APO Young Achievers Programme. David is also involved in the jazz trio Leo Blue playing piano as well as being involved in many community groups, frequently performing with the ASO, DCO, AYO, Devonport Brass Quartet and local Brass Bands.

Daniel Nihotte has recently graduated from St Peter’s college. He is starting his first year, in Wellington, at the New Zealand School of Music studying classical trombone performance under NZSO trombonist Mathew Allison. Daniel has been in musical groups such as the AYO and the New Zealand Youth Brass Ensemble.

Lachlan Grant – Lachlan, former Head Boy at Auckland Grammar, begins a conjoint BMus in Classical Tuba performance and a BSc. at UofA this year. Lachlan was also in the SynQ Brass Quintet, as well as being Principal Tuba in the AYO and being involved with the APO Young Achievers Programme.

There will be a light lunch at the end of the morning.

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