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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.

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