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Lunchtime Concert - NZ School of Music - Baroque Music

Lunchtime Concert - NZ School of Music - Baroque Music

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  • Tue 12 Sep ’17, 12:15pm – 1:00pm


Old St Paul's, 34 Mulgrave St, Thorndon, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Enjoy four talented students from the NZ School of music perform Beethoven, Barber, Psathas, Hayden, Brahma and Douglas Lilburn:

Amanda Bunting (year 2):
- Beethoven: Sonata no.17 in D minor, Op.31, no.2, “Tempest”
- I. Largo-Allegro
- Barber: Excursions, Op.20
- I. Un poco allegro

Matthew Oliver (year 1):
- John Psathas: Songs for Simon, for piano and tape
- I. His Second Time
- III. Demonic Thesis

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (year 2):
- Haydn: Sonata in E minor Hob. XVI/34
- I. Presto
- Brahms: Ballades, Op.10, no.1 and no.2

Sophie and Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (year 3):
Douglas Lilburn: Sonata for Piano and Violin (1950)

Amanda Bunting is a returning student after previously studying with Gillian Bibby at what used to be the Conservatorium of Music. Since then she has, among other corporate roles, been a piano teacher which she loves and after some time away from performing was re-inspired thanks to the guidance of Rosemary Bromley.

Amanda has been married 21 years and has two children. Returning to study in 2017 with Jian Liu at the New Zealand School of Music has been a wonderful experience for her to further develop her own piano playing and musicality.

Matthew Oliver is a Wellington-based pianist who has been playing from an early age and is currently a first-year at the New Zealand School of Music. His main focus on repertoires is understanding the rhythms that underpin the piece, and enjoys performing works with a high degree of rhythmic complexity. In 2016 Matt achieved ATCL in piano at age 17 and has won several regional competitions including the Piano Plus competition.

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews is a second year student from Wellington, currently studying towards her Bachelor of Music, majoring in classical piano and violin performance at NZSM. She began violin at age four and piano at three. Claudia has been in National Youth Orchestra since age twelve and has performed solo with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra, and part of the NZSO for the Michael Monaghan Young Musicians Foundation Concert in 2009.

Claudia is a regular performer in competitions around the country, in 2014 she was 1 of 16 people to go to the Wallace National Junior Piano competition, in 2015 she was the pianist in the overall winning group of the National Chamber Music Contest, and was nominated to compete in the PACANZ National Young Performer Awards on piano and violin in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Most recently in 2016, she was a semi-finalist in the Gisborne International Music Competition on violin. Sophie Tarrant-Matthews is a 3rd year student from Wellington studying piano and violin at the New Zealand School of Music. She began piano lessons at the age of two and violin at nine and is currently studying violin with Martin Riseley and piano with Jian Liu.

Sophie has been playing in National Youth Orchestra and Wellington Youth Orchestra for many years, and was the concertmaster of WYO. Sophie achieved grade 8 on piano when she was 11, and in 2010 performed a concerto with the NZSO at the Michael Monaghan Concert.

She has also performed solo with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra many times. Sophie particularly enjoys chamber music and Shostakovich, and hopes to finish her degree at NZSM and go overseas to continue study somewhere very cold.

Take your lunch break, bring your sandwiches and enjoy some New Zealand entertainment. Come earlier or linger afterwards to take in the surroundings and the treasures of Old St Paul's, or visit our delightful gift shop.

Lunchtime Concerts are proudly supported by the Wellington City Council’s Arts and Culture Fund.

Entry is free, but your koha is welcomed to defray expenses.

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