Vi­o­lin­ist to play

Res­i­dent in Palmer­ston North for less than a year, Chi­nese vi­o­lin­ist Heng (Han­nah) Fang gives her first city recital this Sun­day.


Learn­ing the in­stru­ment since she was a three year old, Han­nah has toured Europe and Asia, per­form­ing for the royal fam­ily in Thai­land, and was suc­cess­ful in a num­ber of com­pe­ti­tions.

Ob­tain­ing her Mas­ter’s de­gree in 2011 at the Xing Hai Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic with a full schol­ar­ship, Han­nah be­came a highly re­garded vi­olin teacher at the Guang Zhou Xing Hai Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic, also run­ning her own vi­olin stu­dio, and ad­ju­di­cat­ing vi­olin com­pe­ti­tions in Guang Dong and Hong Kong.

‘‘Last year, my fam­ily and I came to Palmer­ston North to at­tend my younger brother’s wed­ding. We were cap­ti­vated by the beau­ti­ful land­scapes of Palmer­ston North and its friendly peo­ple. In con­trast to the bustling cos­mopoli­tan city we pre­vi­ously lived in, Palmer­ston North is serene, peace­ful and com­pa­ra­ble to some­thing out of a fairy­tale.’’

Vi­o­lin­ist Han­nah Fang is un­leashed in con­cert this Sun­day as part of the Globe Theatre Sun­day Mati­nee se­ries.

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