Delighting again in live performances, we are proud of our New Zealand artists and honoured to present homegrown pianist Stephen De Pledge and violinist Amalia Hall in a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin and Saint-Saëns.
(Amalia replaces the 2019 winner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Anna Im, who is not able to enter New Zealand due to Covid-19 Restrictions)
Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington and violinist of NZTrio, New Zealander Amalia Hall has received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences with her “sumptuous and sweet tone”, inherent musicality and natural facility. At the age of 9, Amalia made her debut with the Auckland Philharmonia; in her teens, she won all of the major national awards in New Zealand, including the NZCT Chamber Music Contest on two occasions and the Gisborne International Music Competition at the age of 16. She further won multiple laureate prizes at international competitions, including the Joseph Joachim Competition, Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition NZ Development Prize.
New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he won the Gold Medal in his final year. After winning the NFMS Young Concert Artist Award he made his debuts in the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John’s Smith Square in London, and broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and BBC2 television. His concerto performances have included appearances with the Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony, New London, BBC Scottish Symphony and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. His solo performances in recent seasons have taken him to Cologne, Paris and New York, as well as throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Ticket price includes a glass of wine.
Beethoven Violin Sonata No 5 in F major, Op 24, "Spring" 23'
Gao Ping Bitter Cold Night 8'
Gershwin (arr. Heifetz) Three Preludes 7'
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Mozart Violin Sonata No 19 in E flat major, K 302 12'
Saint-Saens Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, op 75