German duo cap concert year
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.
Visiting violist Martin Bo¨rner and organist Joachim Neugart from Germany.