Duo plays piano and violin
Gemma Lee and Charlotte Francis will perform in Oneroa.
Works bymozart, Nielsen and Brahms will be performed by the Francis-lee Duo at Whittaker’s Music Museum on October 22.
Formed in 2016, the duo features pianist Gemma Lee and violinist Charlotte Francis, who will performfrom 5pm.
Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Lee holds amaster of Music with first class honours and received numerous awards and scholarships during her studies.
Lee has performed in venues across the United Kingdom and Europe, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
She has performed in master classes led by many international talents, including mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer (USA) and oboist Gordon Hunt (UK).
Francis plays on a violin made in 1740 by Giacomo Zanoli
She began learning violin at the age of five and performed in a string quartet with her three sisters throughout Australia.
She has an honours degree from the University of Auckland school of music and teaches violin.
Francis has performed in ensembles including Aorangi Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and at the International Akaroa Summer Music Festival.
The programme for Sunday, 22 October, will include the Violin Sonata in B-flat major, K.454 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 9 by Carl Nielsen; and Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in Amajor, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and children and friends of Whittaker’s get a $5 discount. Phone (09) 372 9627 for bookings.