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Fermata: Dr Davinia Caddy

Fermata: Dr Davinia Caddy

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  • Wed 1 Jun ’11, 5:30pm


The University of Auckland Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Free Admission



Staff, students and guests of the School of Music discuss topical issues in music history and criticism, as well as their latest research. Every other Wednesday, at 5.30pm, in the Music Theatre; followed by a chance to talk with event attendees at an informal reception held in the Music Theatre foyer.

Showcase: Celebrating Recent Publications by School of Music Staff

Davinia Caddy moved to New Zealand in 2009 and is currently Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, University of Auckland. She was awarded her doctorate from Cambridge University in 2005 and went on to take up a research fellowship at The Queen’s College, Oxford University. Davinia’s research focuses on music and dance in early-twentieth-century Paris; she is completing a book on this subject for Cambridge University Press, scheduled for release in 2012. Davinia is also a keen flautist and was awarded a Licentiate in Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the age of 16. She went on to play Principal Flute in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, working with acclaimed conductors Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the late Mstislav Rostropovich.

"How to hear classical music"
Synopsis: In this presentation Davinia Caddy will explore the motivations, thoughts and ideas behind her first ‘general interest’ book, "How to hear classical music" (Awa Press, 2011). The book forms part of Awa Press’s successful Ginger Series of ‘how to’ guides.

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