Soloist does old favourite

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Flautist Cather­ine Bowie takes cen­tre stage with the Auck­land Phil­har­mo­nia Or­ches­tra this week with a piece she first played as a teenager.

The West­mere res­i­dent was the or­ches­tra’s prin­ci­pal flautist un­til leav­ing in July to spend more time with one-yearold daugh­ter Ciara.

Cather­ine re­turns as soloist for Mozart’s Flute Con­certo in D, in a con­cert called The Devil and the Di­vine on to­mor­row evening at the Auck­land Town Hall.

“The Mozart con­certo is a per­sonal favourite of mine, and a piece I first played more than 20 years ago when I was a fi­nal­ist in the Christchurch Con­certo Com­pe­ti­tion in 1986,” Cather­ine says.

“I have played it since, but it’s won­der­ful to go back to a favourite piece and find new things.”

The or­ches­tra will be con­ducted by French prodigy Lionel Bringuier.

At 18 years old, he was the unan­i­mous win­ner of the pres­ti­gious Be­sançon Young Con­duc­tors Com­pe­ti­tion.

Now aged 21, he is as­sis­tant con­duc­tor at the Los An­ge­les Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra.

The Devil and The Di­vine also in­cludes Dukas’ The Sor­cerer’s Ap­pren­tice and Rous­sel’s The Spi­der’s Feast.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the con­cert visit the web­site www.apo. co.nz.

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