NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Yuka Eguchi and Kemp English
Classical music lovers in Nelson are in for a rare treat in October as two of New Zealand’s top instrumental performers team up to form a new violin and piano duo. Virtuoso violinist Yuka Eguchi will be joined by pianist Kemp English in a programme of highlights from the violin and piano duo repertoire designed to thrill, chill and charm. Beethoven’s timeless Spring Sonata will rub shoulders with classic violin encore favourites such as Kreisler’s La Gitana and Leibeslied, Kroll’s rollicking Banjo and Fiddle, Monti’s firecracker Csárdás and Massenet’s magical Méditation from Thaïs. The concert is proudly presented by Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and will take place on Thursday 3rd October in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium.
Yuka Eguchi is one of Japan’s foremost concertmasters, having led both the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (2007-2011) and Tokyo Mozart Players (2006-2011) and continuing to be a guest concertmaster throughout the country. She also maintains a busy career as a solo and chamber musician. In 2015 she took up the role of Assistant Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Yuka began learning the violin at the age of three and by the time she was eight was touring the world with the renowned violin teacher Dr Susuki and a select group of his most talented students. In only her second year at high school she won the 55th Japan Music Competition. After taking up a scholarship from Indiana University to study with the legendary Josef Gingold (Joshua Bell’s teacher), Yuka went on to win a clutch of major prizes around the world including the Washington International Competition and prestigious Paganini Competition in Genova.
Dr Kemp English is one of New Zealand’s leading concert performers. Much in demand as a solo organist, specialist fortepiano exponent and collaborative pianist, he relishes the opportunity to work in a diverse array of styles and periods. He tours the world regularly as a solo and duo performer
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