The beautiful Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora Library will host the award winning, fabulously talented, international playing, Tony Chen Lin. Born in China, raised and nurtured in New Zealand, currently based in Budapest, Hungary. The programme originally included the premiere of a new work from composer Gao Ping, commissioned for Tony. The proposed work was going to be a 5-minute stand-alone composition. Gao Ping threw himself into the project and has completed a far more substantial piece—a 20-minute suite called ”Daydreams”. Tony is thrilled and excited to bring you this not to missed performance.
"Dreams/Fantasies" - Tony Chen Lin tour:
Janáček | Sonata 1. X. 1905 "From the Street" 13'
Mozart | Fantasy and Sonata in C Minor, K. 475/457 28'
Gao Ping | "Daydreams" – a suite for piano
Premiere, a new commission especially for this tour 20'
RObert Schumann Fantasie in C Major, op. 17 30'
"This country has produced a wealth of young and gifted music performers, and…Lin showed by his technical mastery and penetrating interpretations that he is among the forefront of these." - Rotorua Daily Post
"When polished talent, consummate musicianship, and passionate dedication converge in a single performance…We might search for a finer piano performance, but we might not find it." - Warkworth Musica