Pascal Harris plays Beethoven
Concert pianist Pascal Harris is making a return visit to St Andrews in the City. The pianist last delighted local audiences in 2014 with two piano recitals. This time, Pascal presents four Beethoven piano sonatas – Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op.7; Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 Tempest; Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27/1; and concluding with the Appassionata, Sonata No. 23 in Fminor, Op. 57.
Born in Dunedin in 1982, Pascal is the son of two distinguished artists Jeffrey Harris and Joanna Paul. He studied piano under Terence Dennis at the University of Otago and graduated with a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. From 2006 to 2007 he studied his postgraduate Diploma in Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music, London with Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
Fascinated by Japanese culture, Pascal moved to Tokyo during 2007 where he lived as a pianist and teacher, where he received kind advice from pianists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy and Jo¨rg Demus. In 2013 he returned to New Zealand and has since been based in Dunedin.
In 2013 Pascal released amuch acclaimed debut recording of Schubert’s Impromptus. Since his debut solo concert at theWaikanae Art Gallery in 2003 he has given concerts throughout New Zealand, in London and Tokyo .
Admission to the 7.30pm St Andrews in the City Saturday April 16 concert is by programme at the door.
Passionate about music and photography, classical pianist Pascal Harris returns to St Andrews in the City for a programme of Beethoven sonatas.