Rising stars to play Whanganui show
Two rising stars of the international music scene are performing in Whanganui on Thursday, October 18.
Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as an emerging soloist.
She was awarded the gold medal of the 2016 Royal OverSeas League (ROSL) Music Competition, the first violinist to win the award since 1981.
She is touring New Zealand with British pianist Gamal Khamis who has a number of awards to his name.
The concert is at 7.30pm at the Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School, and tickets are available in advance from the Royal Wanganui Opera House, or at the door (no eftpos) — adults $35, seniors $32, subscribers $20, students $5.
At the end of their concert tour, Sun and Khamis will adjudicate the 2018 Pettman ROSL Arts Chamber Music Scholarship.
The Royal Overseas League (ROSLNZ) is a self-funded and non-profit Commonwealth organisation committed to supporting New Zealand musicians and artists at the onset of their careers through a programme of scholarships and performance opportunities.
This concert tour is organised by Chamber Music New Zealand together with the ROSL.
The duo will present a programme of romantic and virtuosic music, including works by Faure, Grieg and Schubert.
A feature of the evening will be the short work Torua, written by Arts Foundation New Zealand icon Dame Gillian Whitehead and Frolov’s Concert Fantasy on themes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
Emily Sun and Gamal Khamis.