Natalia Lomeiko  - violin  & Kirsten Robertson - piano

Where: The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission: $42.00
  • Full Time Student: $16.25
  • General Admission - Door sales: $40.00
  • Full Time Student - Door sales: $15.00
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Debussy; Strauss
Ysaye - no 4 Sonata
Brahms - Scherzo from FAE Sonata

Born into a family of musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia, and later living in Christchurch, New Zealand, Natalia Lomeiko was hailed by Lord Menuhin as “one of the most brilliant of our younger violinists”. Now based in London, she has established herself as a versatile internationally renowned violinist and Professor at the Royal College of Music. Having won numerous awards and prizes in The Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Stradivari and Tibor Varga International Violin Competitions, in 2000 she was the Gold medallist and 1st Prize winner in the ‘Premio Paganini’ international violin competition and gained 1st prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Kirsten Robertson (née Simpson) was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. She graduated from the University of Canterbury with an MMus in performance piano, studying with Diedre Irons. Kirsten has performed with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Malvina Major, Sir Howard Morrison, Anna Leese, Hayley Westenra and violinists Yuri Zhislin and Ben Morrison as well as Natalia Lomeiko. Kirsten currently works regularly with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Principal Keyboard and is currently an Artist Teacher and Staff Accompanist at the New Zealand School of Music.

Christopher’s Classics
The Christopher’s Classics programme, founded by Christopher Marshall, has become a mainstay of the Christchurch chamber music scene, showcasing some of New Zealand’s finest musicians. Following the 28 February concert, the 2018 series features the Villani Piano Quartet (19 April), the Behn String Quartet (1 May), New Zealand String Quartet with cellist Serenity Thurlow (23 August), pianist Richard Mapp (13 September), and NZ Barok with cellist James Bush (9 October).

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