Ger­man duo cap con­cert year

The Tribune (NZ) - - COMMUNITY COOKBOOK -

A vis­it­ing duo from Ger­many, or­gan­ist Joachim Neu­gart and vi­o­list Martin Bo¨rner, are set fin­ish off this year’s Clas­sic Se­ries con­certs at St Andrews in the City with a flour­ish.

Fa­mil­iar with New Zealand, Bo¨rner re­cently spent a year as an ex­change player with the NZSO, and lived with his wife and three chil­dren in Welling­ton.

A mem­ber of the Alma String Quar­tet, which has re­cently played the com­plete cy­cle of Beethoven string quar­tets, and Krefeld’s Nieder­rheinis­che Sin­foniker orches­tra, Bo¨rner has played as a soloist in Europe, USA, Ja­pan, Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

Next year he will per­form with En­sem­ble Piu` at the world-fa­mous Beethoven Fest be­ing held in Bonn.

Di­rec­tor of music at St. Quir­i­nus-Min­ster since 1988, Neu­gart has been con­duc­tor of the well-known Neuss Cham­ber Orches­tra since 1999, and from 2002 has been con­duc­tor of the Schoen­hausen-Choir in Krefeld.

He has con­ducted the Cho­ral Arts So­ci­ety, Tokyo sev­eral times over the last 16 years, and has sev­eral record­ings both as con­duc­tor and or­gan­ist.

Their wide-rang­ing pro­gramme in­cludes works by Avo Pa¨rt, Bach, Ga­sunow and Tele­mann.

Pro­grammes for next Wed­nes­day’s 7.30pm con­cert at will be on sale from 7pm, with a chance to meet the per­form­ers over sup­per af­ter­wards.

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Vis­it­ing vi­o­list Martin Bo¨rner and or­gan­ist Joachim Neu­gart from Ger­many.

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