Homecoming for Former Concertmaster


Mention the name Yid Ee Goh amongst the Nelson music community and you get a unanimous response – a lovely man and a talented musician. Now based in Auckland, former Nelson Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster returns next month along with pianist Lisa Chou to perform NCMA’s last Celebration Series concert of the year.

Yid Ee came to Nelson to take up the position of Concertmaster of the Nelson Symphony Orchestra in 1995 when the orchestra was lucky to attract a Port Nelson sponsorship. Lucy Rainey who was chair of the orchestra at the time remembers him as a wonderful violinist who gave a memorable performance of the Mendelssohn Violin concerto in E Minor with the NSO while he was here.

“Yid Ee was a very popular leader during his time here, helping the string players, performing with many different musicians and making the most of his time in Nelson. My main memories of him are his very outgoing personality and his wonderful musicianship which he shared with everyone he played with, children and adults alike.” says Lucy.

Yid Ee and Lisa will perform a programme of music for violin and piano featuring Handel’s Sonata in D Major, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 6, Douglas Lilburn’s Salutes to Seven Poets and Schumann’s Violin Sonata in D.

NCMA’s Celebration Series presents Yid Ee Goh and Lisa Chou at NCMA on Sunday 8thSeptember at 3:30pm. Tickets are $30 + service fee and available at ticketdirect.co.nz

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