Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Acclaimed Israeli pianist to perform in Rotorua

Acclaimed Israeli pianist to perform in Rotorua



Acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, performing in Rotorua on 19 August

Internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, is to perform in concert at Rotorua’s Civic Theatre on 19 August.

He will be joined on stage by two accomplished young New Zealand artists.

Adding opera to the concert mix will be baritone Jarvis Dams. Now Hamilton-based, Mr Dams originates from Belgium and is a 2014/15 New Zealand Opera Emerging Artist.
Also performing is Li Canwei, a former Rotorua Boys High School student and Auckland University music graduate. Mr Li will be showcasing his talents on piano.

The concert is being organised by former Rotorua mayor and arts patron, Grahame Hall, as a fundraising event for the Rotorua Civic Arts Trust.

Mr Hall said he was delighted that Mr Bar-Niv had agreed to find time from his hectic international schedule to perform in Rotorua, and to support the Civic Arts Trust’s promotion of quality arts projects in the district.

He said he was also grateful to the Israel Embassy in Wellington for contributing financial support so Mr Bar-Niv could travel to Rotorua.

“Rami will be joining us directly from China where he’s performing two concerts. He’s a world class, highly regarded and creative pianist known across the globe. So Rotorua people are in for a real treat,” said Mr Hall.

Mr Bar-Niv studied music in Israel and New York, winning numerous music scholarships and competitions before embarking on a hugely successful concert career.

He travels regularly throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, and in Israel he received the country’s prestigious ‘Best Performer Award’ from the government.

He often appears on television and radio, in chamber ensembles, solo recitals and as a featured soloist with orchestras. He is also a composer and recording artist.

Mr Bar-Niv has represented the Israeli government at goodwill concerts around the world and made history as the first and only Israeli artist to perform in Egypt since the signing of a peace treaty between the two middle east nations.

His recordings and concerts have been met with universal acclaim, with the Boston Globe deeming him “an original major talent” and the New York Times calling him “effective and flamboyant.”

Rami Bar-Niv’s Rotorua concert is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 August at the Civic Theatre. Ticket prices are $35 (buy-one, get-one-free), and students 19 years and under free. Tickets are available from the Ticketmaster outlet at the Rotorua Convention Centre.

END

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

The Kids: OECD Report Shows Huge Impact Of Poverty On Education

A new report from the OECD has again highlighted the negative effects of poverty, showing that disadvantaged children in New Zealand are more than six times more likely to underachieve in maths than children from wealthier homes. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific: NZ Pledges $500,000 To Help Address Zika

“With the Zika virus now confirmed in a number of Pacific countries, New Zealand is committed to helping limit the impact and spread of the virus in the region,” says Mr McCully. “New Zealand will provide $250,000 as a contribution to the WHO to implement the Pacific Zika Action Plan, and a further $250,000 to enable countries in the region to respond rapidly if required." More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Police Commissioner 'Doesn’t Get Force Needs'

The Police Commissioner has let down the public and his own force by insisting the police have what they need despite it taking a year to solve a burglary and overwhelming number of officers saying they are under-resourced, says Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Pressure To Expand Our Role In Iraq

Foreign news services are being more forthcoming about what the “next 12 months” will entail – essentially, the defence ministers will be under US pressure to increase their “training” role preparatory to an assault on the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news