Vi­ola cen­trestage

Ris­ing vi­o­lin­ist Nathan Pinkney switches to the vi­ola for the Sun­day Mati­nee se­ries.

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Fol­low­ing an ex­cit­ing Globe Sun­day Mati­nee Se­ries vi­o­lin recital by Han­nah Fang, this Sun­day’s per­for­mance will also be a treat for string fans.

Mu­sica Viva Young Per­form­ers Schol­ar­ship win­ner, Nathan Pinkney, who has played in the Manawatu Youth Orches­tra, Manawatu Sin­fo­nia and in the NZSO Na­tional Youth Orches­tra, was a semi-fi­nal­ist last year in the na­tional Per­form­ing Arts Com­pe­ti­tion PACANZ, which fea­tured the best of young New Zealand in­stru­men­tal­ists.

A member of cham­ber group Trio Bella, Nathan has been play­ing vi­o­lin since the age of 8, study­ing pri­mar­ily from Kim Jin for five years till he reached 16. More re­cently he has been a pupil of Don­ald Arm­strong. At­tend­ing the Adam Sum­mer School hosted by the NZ String Quar­tet, as both a vi­o­lin and a vi­ola player, has played a ma­jor role in grow­ing his pas­sion for cham­ber mu­sic.

Sun­day is an op­por­tu­nity to hear this gifted player per­forma com­plete con­cert which of­fers some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent. This time Nathan will be play­ing the vi­ola.

He will be play­ing an at­trac­tive but not of­ten heard con­certo by Karl Stamitz, who was a con­tem­po­rary of Mozart and Haydn. A fea­ture of the pro­gramme will be an ar­range­ment of mu­sic from the first act of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet bal­let for vi­ola and pi­ano with Guy Don­ald­son. The pro­gramme con­cludes with Pablo de Sarasate’s pop­u­lar, pas­sion­ate and vi­va­cious Gypsy Airs.

Ad­mis­sion to Sun­day’s 2.30pm con­cert is by do­na­tion.

Vi­o­lin­ist Nathan Pinkney fea­tures on the vi­ola in this month’s Globe Sun­day Mati­nee Se­ries con­cert.

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