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Ioana Cristina Goicea and Andrey Gugnin


Sun 30 Sep 2018, 2:30pm

Where: Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages


Schubert: Rondo Brilliant
Enescu: Sonata No 3 ("In Romanian Folk Style")
Brahms: Sonata No 3
Brahms: Scherzo in C minor from the "FAE" Sonata

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition Winner's Tour is one of the high points of the New Zealand concert calendar. This year it is even more exciting because the 2017 winner is to be joined by the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition winner.

These two rising stars in the international music scene are Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea and Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin. As well as their recent southern hemisphere triumphs they have both won numerous awards and accolades throughout the world.

Ioana has won the Brahms International and the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competitions, while Andrey has taken both the Gold Medal and the Audience Award at the XVI International Gina Bachauer Piano Competition. To hear both of these stunning young musicians together in one concert is an absolute privilege.

Their programme is certainly not lacking in passion and fireworks. Schubert’s Rondo Brilliant lives up to its title – fiery and filled with virtuosic flair. George Enescu was one of the most brilliant musical figures of the 20th Century, and Romania’s most important composer.

His Opus 25 Sonata is one of his finest works and is music that is sure to be close to the heart of our Romanian violinist, filled as it is with the atmospheric melancholy of its folk-like melodies. Two works by Brahms complete the programme – the dramatic and technically challenging third sonata and, to close, the driving brilliance of the brief one movement Scherzo.

Tickets for this concert will be available at the door, or can be purchased in advance from Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach and at the Kapiti i-site in Paraparaumu.

Enquiries: visit out website or phone 04 293 4025.

This concert is presented in association with the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Tour partner: Chamber Music New Zealand "Music Up Close".