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Ludwig Treviranus - Piano Recital

Ludwig Treviranus - Piano Recital

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  • Sun 25 Nov ’18, 2:30pm – 3:45pm


Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North


All Ages

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  • Admission by donation recommended from: $5.00

Ludwig Treviranus, piano, presents ‘Fantasy - an exploration of harmony and narrative through music.’

Ludwig last performed to a near capacity audience as part of the Globe series in 2016 and returns by popular demand. Ludwig is Wellington-born, and is of Samoan/German heritage. He is currently Assistant Piano Programme Co-ordinator and Coordinator for Music Language at Albany School of Music, Auckland.

He holds a Doctorate of Music from Florida State University where he studied under Dr Read Gainsford. In the USA, he was a finalist for the Beethoven International Piano Sonata Competition in Memphis, Tennessee (2009) as well as the Florida State Music School Chopin Competition (2010).

Before his studies in Florida, Ludwig held a scholarship as a Maori/Pacific Island scholar to complete his Master's degree at the University of Auckland under Dr Rae de Lisle.

In 2013, he developed an interactive workshop entitled ‘At Ease with Music’ making classical music accessible through live performance, imagery, and audience participation. This was presented to schools around the Wellington region and performed at Expressions, Genesis Theatre, in Upper Hutt.

That same year he recorded a double CD for the book titled Living Echoes – The First 150 years of Piano Music from New Zealand, edited for the Sunrise Music Trust by Gillian Bibby. In 2015, Ludwig took a major performance role in the presentation of Prodigies and Prostitutes: The Unexpected World of Piano Composition in Early New Zealand, which was given in universities and conferences around New Zealand.

For his concert on Sunday November 25 at 2.30pm in the Globe Theatre Ludwig has chosen a theme of fantasy in music. He begins with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, before moving to music by one of his sons, Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach.

Mozart’s piano variations on the children’s song known to New Zealanders as Twinkle. Twinkle Little Star features also as part of Ludwig’s fantasy theme.

The Russian composer Scriabin laboured over his Sonata Fantasy until it was finally published in 1898. The music depicts firstly the quiet of a southern night on the seashore; the deep sea becomes more agitated until in the second movement it is whipped up by a major storm. Like Scriabin's other sonatas, it is both technically and musically highly demanding for the pianist and is written for large hands.

Finally Ludwig will play one of Liszt’s quieter pieces – The Blessing of God in Solitude, which is mregarded as one of Liszt’s most beautiful and inspired piano solos. It is untypical of much of Liszt in that it has no fireworks, but just hair-raising, spine-tingling exaltation and ends softly.

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