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Chamber Music New Zealand presents The Winner's Tour

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  • Sat 28 Jun ’14, 7:30pm


Glenroy Auditorium, 1 Harrop St, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult A Reserve: $60.00
  • Child A Reserve: $10.00
  • Audlt B Reserve: $50.00
  • Child B Reserve: $10.00
  • Adult Mezzanine A Reserve: $60.00
  • Child Mezzanine A Reserve: $10.00


Regent Theatre

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Chamber Music NZ

Chamber Music New Zealand presents The Winner's Tour with Nikki Chooi and Stephen De Pledge

Nikki Chooi (violin)
Stephen De Pledge (piano)

"Nikki Chooi enthralled in what would be a winning Sibelius, with blistering passion erupting from its ethereal opening pages." - The New Zealand Herald.

The Michael Hill, as it is affectionately known, was granted international status only three years after its inception and has spawned, since then, multiple international stars including Josef Spacek, now concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic; Joseph Lin, first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet; and Sergey Malov, who has recently made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonie. It is one of the most demanding competitions in the business, and the winner receives $40,000, a record release with Atoll, and the most coveted prize of all - the winner's tour.

This year's winner is Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi, who bewitched audiences with his Sibelius at the finals in June 2013. He has quite a history already: a graduate of the Curtis Institute and now studying at Juilliard, he is a laureate of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Violin competition, has performed at a variety of European venues including the Ravinia Festival and La Monnaie, and with a number of orchestras that range from the National Orchestra of Belgium to the Montreal Symphony.

Here he is joined by New Zealand's most in demand international pianist, Stephen De Pledge, for this exciting programme of absolute fireworks, from Ravel's gypsy Tzigane and the De Falla Suite Espagnole, to the virtuoso Ysaÿe and profound Prokofiev No 1. Jack Body's Caravan had critics raving for its evocative depiction of the Silk Road.

Nikki Chooi plays a 1729 Guarneri del Gesú.

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition launches names across the world: this is the tour that shows them off to New Zealand.

Programme Two
Mozart | Sonata for Piano and Violin in E flat K302
Prokofiev | Violin Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 80
Ysayë | Sonata for Solo Violin Op

Tickets go on sale 25 November 2013.

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