Duo plays piano and vi­olin

Gemma Lee and Char­lotte Fran­cis will per­form in Oneroa.

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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.

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