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Amalia Hall and Christopher Park
Thu 13 April 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM NZST
W. A. Mozart
Amalia Hall, violin
Amalia Hall is widely recognised as one of the foremost young violinists to emerge from New Zealand, having received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences through inherent musicality and natural facility. She has won a number of international competitions, including the Postacchini, Tunbridge Wells, Janacek and Dinu Lipatti International Competitions, and the Royal Overseas League Overseas Award. Since her debut with the APO at the age of 9, Amalia has been a regular soloist with orchestras in New Zealand. She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in Europe and has recorded chamber music for Bridge Records and Atoll Records. Recently appointed as concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington, Amalia will be returning to the music faculty of the University of Waikato in 2017, a position she held in 2014. Amalia studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Pamela Frank and Joseph Silverstein, and preceded this with studies at the University of Auckland.
Christopher Park, piano
Christopher Park is a Bamberg-born musician with German-Korean roots. In 2014, he was awarded the Leonard Bernstein Award at the 2014 Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and joined the ranks of noteworthy musicians such as Lang Lang, Lisa Batiashvili and Martin Grubinger. Notable engagements include the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, both Frankfurt and North German Radio Symphony Orchestras, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Spanish National Orchestra, Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Chambre Orchestra of Lausanne and Bamberg Symphony.
N.B. It is strongly recommended that you prepay through Eventbrite to be assured of admission. There will be limited door sales, and the venue is Eftpos only (NO cash facilities).