4. CLASSICAL DUO
Wellington based violin/piano duo Simeon Broom and Rachel Church give a classical gold coin concert at Te Manawa on Sunday.
Sunday’s Te Manawa concert features two experienced Wellington-based musicians with an impressive performance history.
Simeon Broom and Rachel Church have performed as a violin/piano duo and as part of larger chamber music ensembles together for over a decade.
Since leaving New Zealand in 2003 to study in Cologne and Dusseldorf, they have performed widely in Germany and the UK, including performances as part of Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now, and in venues such as St Martins-inthe-Fields, as well as returning frequently to perform back home.
Awarded places on the Chamber Music Programme at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2006, they spent six years performing widely while based in London.
In 2012 they toured for Chamber Music New Zealand as part of the Akoka Quartet.
The major work in the Sunday 18 programme is Beethoven’s violin sonata No. 7 in C minor.
Rachel will open the concert with Haydn’s piano sonata number 31 and will be joined by Simeon for Bela Bartok’s Romanian Dances.
The music begins at 2.30pm in the upper gallery and patrons are advised to come early to secure a seat. Admission is by donation.