Join us for a recital of classical music with pianist Pascal Harris at the beautiful art-filled private residence of Rannoch. The programme includes a delightful range of classical repertoire from Mozart Sonatas to a Chopin Ballade and his Polonaise-Fantaisie.
Pascal Harris is an acclaimed New Zealand pianist whose performances have been praised for their emotional intensity and identification with the composers. Sydney Mannowitz, former concertmaster of the Southern Sinfonia, called him “a force of nature.”
Pascal was born in 1982 in Dunedin into an artistic family. He studied piano with Terence Dennis at the University of Otago where he graduated with first class honours in 2005. Pascal won several prizes throughout New Zealand including the Simon Gibson Memorial prize for outstanding honours student. He then studied a Postgraduate Diploma at the RCM, London, learning piano with Gordon Fergus-Thompson. From 2007 he spent several years in Japan, teaching and performing. During this time he benefited from the advice of Jörg Demus and Vladimir Ashkenazy. Pascal returned to New Zealand in 2013 and has been following a career as a performer and teacher. He has released a CD of Schubert Impromptus and is currently preparing to record a CD of Mozart sonatas. Apart from the piano his main interest is in photography.
Mozart’s Sonata K332 and Sonata K331
Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61, Impromptu Op. 51, and Ballade No. 4, Op. 52