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.

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