Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Flute convention draws world's best

24 May 2006

Flute convention draws world’s best

Leading international and New Zealand flutists will gather at the New Zealand School of Music at Queen’s Birthday weekend for public concerts, competitions and “master” classes.

Artistic Director Carol Hohauser says it’s a great opportunity to hear the world’s most popular wind instrument played by leading musicians.

Internationally recognized jazz flutist Ali Ryerson (pictured) will perform in concert with guitarist Joe Beck. She will also showcase her talent in a clinic for advanced jazz flutists. Hear her play at www.aliryerson.com/discography.html

Noted performer and teacher Keith Underwood will perform a selection of music, including Bach and new work from Brazil. He is on the faculty of New York University, Mannes College of Music and the City University of New York. He is a highly sought-after flute teacher whose students rank as top professionals all over the world, including many leading New Zealand flutists.

Virginia Taylor teaches at Australian National University in Canberra and gives concerts,
classes and workshops all over the world. She has performed as soloist with almost all the Australian Orchestras and is Principal Flute in the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Carol Hohauser, who teaches flute at the New Zealand School of Music, says the flute is popular for its range, tonal variety and versatility, but mostly for its cool groove sound.

The New Zealand School of Music is a joint venture between Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington. Three of the four finalists in the Young Artists competition are NZSM students.

The New Zealand Flute Convention will be held at Massey University’s Wellington campus from 3–5 June. For more information, see www.nzfluteconvention.org

ENDS

More information about the New Zealand School of Music can be found at: www.nzsm.ac.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland