VC LIVE | New Zealand’s 2022 Whakatipu Music Competition [STARTS FRIDAY]


 

This yr’s Whakatipu Music Competition will showcase extraordinary music from New Zealand’s main musicians, rising artists, and native expertise, together with soprano Madeleine Pierard, violinist Robin Wilson, flutist Bridget Douglas, pianist Stephen de Pledge and the Tararua Quartet.

“Born from a spot of change, the pageant is a COVID-19 adaptation,” Govt Director Anne Rodda this week instructed The Violin Channel.

“It’s a response from the Michael Hill Worldwide Violin Competitors to the brand new setting during which we now work. As an alternative of presenting a sequence of live shows to a passive viewers, this pageant is authentically by, with, and for the neighborhood. It’s, at its coronary heart, a celebration of music,” she stated.

 

FRIDAY APRIL 15 | 3:30 AM (ET)
WHAKATIPU MUSIC FESTIVAL | FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT
QUEENSTOWN MEMORIAL CENTRE STAGE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

 

The Tararua Quartet commences the weekend, performing evocative music combining taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with the western devices. Native skilled musicians, Dale Gold Sandbox Quartet, share an eclectic mixture of heavy steel, blues, high ten disco hit, nation and EDM.

 

 

 

FRIDAY APRIL 15 | 11:00 PM (ET)
WHAKATIPU MUSIC FESTIVAL | YOUNG ARTIST RECITALS
QUEENSTOWN MEMORIAL CENTRE STAGE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

 

Six recitals from the following technology of New Zealand’s main musical expertise — that includes works by Chopin, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Schumann, Donizetti, Strauss, Carter and Paganini.

 

 

Pianist Shuan Liu 

  • Chopin, Polonaise-fantasie in A-flat main, Op 61
  • Gluck/Sgambati: Melody from Orfeo ed Euridice
  • Medtner, Fairy Tales, Op 26, No 1 and a couple of
  • Scriabin, Vers la Flamme

 

Violinist April Ju & pianist Jessica Chi

  • Bach, Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, Adagio and Fugue
  • Beethoven, Romance in F main, Op 50
  • Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op 28

 

Pianist Otis Prescott-Mason

  • Schumann Arabeske in C main, Op 18
  • Chopin Ballade No 2 in F main, Op 38
  • Scriabin Sonata No 4 in F-sharp main, Op 30

 

Soprano Clare Hood & pianist Jessica Chi

  • Donizetti, Chacun le sait (La fille du régiment)
  • Vaughan Williams, The Vagabond and Let Magnificence Awake from Songs of Journey
  • Sibelius, Lasse liten and Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte from Fem sånger, Op 27
  • Rodrigo, Con qué la lavaré? and De los álamos vengo, madre from Cuatro madrigales amatorios
  • R Strauss, Ständchen and Nur Mut! from 6 Lieder, Op 17
  • Vaughan Williams, I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope from Songs of Journey

 

Clarinetist Stefenie Pickston & pianist Shuan Liu

  • Carter, Gra for Solo Clarinet
  • Weber, Grand Duo Concertante, Op 48
  • Peter Gjelsten | Violin with Otis Prescott-Mason | Piano
  • Paganini, Caprice Op 1, No 23
  • Ross Harris, Incantation (premiere)
  • Mozart, Concerto for Violin in D main, No 4, K218, Allegro
  • Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op 28

 

 

SATURDAY APRIL 16 | 3:30 AM (ET)
WHAKATIPU MUSIC FESTIVAL | FESTIVAL ARTISTS CONCERT
QUEENSTOWN MEMORIAL CENTRE STAGE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

 

 

Robin Wilson (Violin), Andrew Joyce (Cello), Bridget Douglas (Flute), Madeleine Pierard (Soprano) and Stephen De Pledge (Piano)

  • Haydn, Trio in D main, Hob XV:16
  • Whitehead, Bougainvillea (World Premiere)
  • Ravel, Chansons Madécassess (‘Madagascan Songs’), Nahandove, Aoua!, Il est doux
  • Bartók (arr S De Pledge),Hungarian Peasant Dances
  • Bartók, Romanian Folks Dances, Sz 56 Joc cu bâtǎ, Brâul, Pê-loc, Buciumeana, Poargǎ româneascǎ, Mǎrunţel
  • Rachmaninoff (arr S De Pledge), Romances Op 4, Do Not Sing, My Magnificence, Oh Thou, My Subject

 

 

SATURDAY APRIL 16 | 11:00 PM (ET)
WHAKATIPU MUSIC FESTIVAL | YOUNG ARTIST RECITALS
QUEENSTOWN MEMORIAL CENTRE STAGE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

 

Six fantastically crafted recitals from the following technology of New Zealand’s main musical expertise.

 

 

Violist Cecile McNeill & pianist Stephen De Pledge

  • Vieuxtemps, Capriccio in C minor, Op 55, (Hommage à Paganini)
  • Hindemith, Sonata for Solo Viola, Op 11 No 5, Lebhaft, aber nicht geeilt, Mäßig schnell, mit viel Wärme vorgetragen
  • Enescu, Konzertstück for Viola and Piano
  • Artley, An Anzac Reflection for Viola and Piano

 

Violinist KiHei Lee & pianist Shuan Liu

  • Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor, L140
  • Whitehead, Torua
  • Zarzycki, Mazurka No 1 in G main, Op 26

 

Pianist Jessica Chi

  • Beethoven, Piano Sonata No 21 in C main, Op 53 (Waldstein), Allegro con brio
  • Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 in E main, S244/10
  • Prokofiev, Imaginative and prescient Fugitives, Op 22, Andante and Feroce

 

Violinist Hazuki Katsukawa & pianist Stephen De Pledge

  • Bach, Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003, Grave and Allegro
  • Messiaen, Theme and Variations
  • Kreisler, Recitative and Scherzo, Op 6

 

Violist Zephyr Wills & pianist Otis Prescott-Mason

  • Bach, Suite for Solo Cello No 3, Prelude
  • Schumann, Märchenbilder (“Fairy Tales”) Op 113, Nicht schnell and Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
  • Schubert, Arpeggione Sonata, Adagio
  • Brahms, Sonata for Viola Op 120 in F minor, No 1, Allegretto grazioso and Vivace

 

Cellist Begonia Chan & pianist Stephen De Pledge

  • Dvořák, Lasst mich allein
  • Cassado, Suite for Cello Solo, Preludio-Fantasia
  • Elgar, Salut d’amour
  • Brahms, Cello Sonata No 2 in F main, Op 99, Allegro vivace
  • Joplin (Arr. Förster), Unique Rags

 

SUNDAY APRIL 17 | 3:30 AM (ET)
WHAKATIPU MUSIC FESTIVAL | YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER CONCERT
QUEENSTOWN MEMORIAL CENTRE STAGE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

 

 

April Ju and Hazuki Katsukawa (Violin), Cecile McNeill (Viola), Andrew Joyce (Cello and coach) and Shuan Liu (Piano)

  • Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat main, Op 44
  • Allegro brillante
  • In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente
  • Scherzo: Molto vivace
  • Allegro ma non troppo

 

Clare Hood (Soprano), Stefenie Pickson (Clarinet) and Jessica Chi (Piano)

  • Schubert Shepherd on the Rock, D965

 

Kihei Lee and Peter Gjelsten (Violin), Zephyr Wills (Viola), Begonia Chan (Cello) and Otis Prescott-Mason (Piano)

  • Dvořák Piano Quintet No 2 in A serious, Op81, B155
  • Allegro, ma non tanto
  • Dumka: Andante con moto
  • Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace
  • Finale: Allegro

 

SUNDAY APRIL 17 | 8:00 PM (ET)
WHAKATIPU MUSIC FESTIVAL | GRAND FINALE
QUEENSTOWN MEMORIAL CENTRE STAGE – QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

 

The Competition Artists come collectively once more for the ultimate Competition efficiency – sharing a few of their private favourites with the viewers

 

 

Robin Wilson (Violin), Andrew Joyce (Cello), Bridget Douglas (Flute), Madeleine Pierard (Soprano) and Stephen De Pledge (Piano), Alastair Fraser (Taongo Pūoro).

  • Massenet, Méditation from Thaïs
  • Verdi, Tacea la Notte Placida, from Il Trovatore
  • Whitehead, Hineraukatauri
  • Saint-Saëns, Romances Op 36, Nos 36 and 51
  • Bach, Seele, deine Spezereien, from Easter Cantata, BWV 247

All musicians concerned within the pageant come collectively to carry out a piece particularly written for the pageant by the gifted Kiwi composer Lucy Mulgan.

Color in Twilight is a celebration of autumn in Central Otago- written particularly for this pageant and our April efficiency to reflect the environment.

 

 

 

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