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


Grammy Award Winning Violinist To Perform In Auck

Grammy Award Winning Violinist To Perform In Auckland

February 11, 2008 – Canadian violinist James Ehnes, who has just won his first Grammy Award, will perform with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in September.

Mr. Ehnes won the Instrumental Soloist Performance (With Orchestra) Grammy for his CD of works by Barber, Korngold and Walton recorded with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with conductor Bramwell Tovey.

Mr. Ehnes will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the APO at its Star Serenade concert on Thursday 4th September at the Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE as part of the orchestra’s APN News & Media Premier Series.

“The APO is proud to attract some of the world’s best performers to Auckland and James Ehnes can certainly be considered amongst the world’s best having garnered wide critical acclaim for both his recordings and concert performances,” says APO Chief Executive, Barbara Glaser. “We congratulate James on winning his first Grammy Award and look forward to welcoming him to New Zealand for the first time in September.”

The APN News & Media Premier Series opens next week on Thursday 21st February at the Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE with Playing With Fire featuring acclaimed Lithuanian pianist M�za Rubackyt� and conductor Christian Knapp.

Tickets for all concerts available now from Ticketek Ph 09 307 5139 or


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>


NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland