New Zealand pianist Lorelle McNaughton will be giving a concert of Spanish piano music. Lorelle is of Māori-Chinese and Scottish descent, and was born and raised in South Auckland. She completed her Bachelor of Music at Auckland University graduating as a Top Scholar, before moving to Sydney for her First Class Honours and Master of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium, where she won numerous scholarships, competitions and awards. In 2015, having developed a specialisation in Spanish repertoire, Lorelle moved to Barcelona to study at the Academia Marshall and Liceu Conservatori under renowned pianists and pedagogues Marta Zabaleta, Albert Attenelle, and Carlota Garriga – all contemporaries and disciples of the great Alicia de Larrocha.
As a performer and researcher, Lorelle enjoys a growing reputation as an interpreter of the music of Albeniz, Granados, Falla, Mompou, and other Spanish composers.
She has performed and presented lecture-recitals throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe and won the award for Best Interpretations of Spanish Music at the Barcelona Piano Academy. Lorelle also performs a wide range of piano repertoire but in this concert her programme is of Spanish composers.
Tickets can be purchased at Floral Affaire, High Street, Motueka (cash only) or at the door on the night of the concert when EFTPOS will be available.