Kapiti International Concert Pianist Plays In Kapiti.
Mulled Wine Concerts presents Inbal Megiddo, Mary Gow, David Barnard and Paul Altomari.
Mulled Wine Concerts - the non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing the finest classical music artistes to the Kapiti region - is the brainchild of Mary Gow. The series has been running for over 10 years and has at the last count notched up 62 concerts. Herself a prizewinning New Zealand concert pianist, Mary Gow has been responsible for bringing many fine performers to Paekakariki where she lives.
But now, she is laying aside her organisational clipboard and donning her concert clothes, as she will be performing with a group of special friends at her concert on 26 May in Paekakariki's St Peter's Hall. Mary studied music at Victoria University, Wellington following which she took up a Belgian Government Scholarship to the Royal Brussels Conservatorium gaining First Prizes and Higher Diplomas in both Piano and Chamber Music. In addition to presenting the Mulled Wine Concerts, she has maintained her presence in Europe, playing and organising concerts.
Cellist Inbal Megiddo will join Mary Gow to perform Schumann’ Five Pieces for cello and piano. Inbal Megiddo is a Senior Lecturer in classical performance at the New Zealand School of Music. She brings to her performances years of experience, the influence of master teachers, and praise from influential musicians. They will be joined by pianist David Barnard, and bassist Paul Altomari and together will present the Kapiti audience with a feast of beautiful music.
After initial studies in Australia, David Barnard forged his career in the UK and has recently been appointed to the permanent staff of the New Zealand School of Music as Head Accompanist & Vocal Coach.
Paul Altomari has led the bass sections of several orchestras in the United States and is now the section principal double bass of Orchestra Wellington. He regularly appears with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia and performs chamber music in North America, Asia and Australasia.
Also on the programme is Bach's Suite No 5 in C Minor for Solo Cello, Cesar Franck's Sonata for cello and piano, Rossini Duo and Goltermann's Souvenirs de Bellini.
Mulled Wine Concerts present Mary Gow, Inbal Megiddo and friends at St Peters Hall. Beach Road, Paekakariki on May 26 at 2.30PM.
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