Globe series to finish on a high
Top Kiwi pianist Ludwig Treviranus is set to end the Globe’s 2016 Sunday Matinee series with aplomb.
Series co-ordinator Guy Donaldson was looking forward to an ‘‘exciting’’ concert that would be framed with music by Beethoven.
It will open with variations to the principal theme of the finale to the Eroica Symphony, and closes with one of the composer’s most popular sonatas, the Appassionata.
In between, Donaldson said Treviranus would be performing three well-known lyric pieces inspired by Norwegian folk song and Scandinavian mythology from Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
Now teaching piano for the Young Musicians Programme at the New Zealand School of Music, Treviranus is pianist in residence for Chamber Music Hutt Valley, and maintains a busy playing schedule.
He began the year with Piano Magic in the Vines, an open air concert at Black Barn Vineyards, Hawkes Bay.
Other recent performances have seen him play in Fiji, Tonga, Orlando, Florida, and Shoalhaven in Australia, along with Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto for the New Zealand School of Dance season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet Concerto.
With a Doctorate of Music from Florida State University, Treviranus has also enjoyed several international piano competition successes. Notable among them was as a finalist in the 2009 Beethoven International Piano Sonata Competition in Memphis, Tennessee, and in the 2010 Florida State Music School Competition.
The Sunday, October 30 concert begins at 2.30pm with entrance by donation.
Leading Kiwi pianist Ludwig Treviranus provides the finale for the 2016 Globe Sunday Matinee concert series.