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Paul Mitchell & Flavio Villani

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Paul Mitchell and Flavio Villani, Piano & Cello

Paul Mitchell (cello) and Flavio Villani (piano) will perform a rich and varied programme of music for cello and piano in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium in this special afternoon concert.


Vivaldi: Sonata 6, in B flat major RV46
Beethoven: 7 Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s “Magic Flute”
Alex Taylor: Four Little Pieces for cello and piano (2018)
Bloch: From Jewish Life
Kodaly: Romance Lyrique


Prokofiev: Sonata in C major Op119
Martinu: Variations on a Slovakian Theme

Flavio Villani is an Italian-born New Zealand citizen living in Auckland. He completed a Bachelor of Piano Performance with Matteo Napoli at the Conservatory ‘G.Martucci’. He moved to New Zealand in 2008 to follow his dream and in 2012 completed a Master in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland with first class honours under the guidance of pianist Stephen De Pledge.

He has performed many recitals as a soloist as well as in different chamber formations in California, Italy, Spain and New Zealand. The festivals where he performed include: the Venice Biennale (2011) for the exhibition and installation of the New Zealand pavilion, ‘Lamezia Festival’ in Calabria and ‘Pianino Festival’ in the Chopin cell in Mallorca.

Paul Mitchell studied cello at The University of Auckland under Coral Bognuda, later winning an Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Scholarship. Three years of advanced study at the Royal College of Music followed, with Professors Christopher Bunting, William Pleeth and the Chilingirian String Quartet.

Paul has lived and worked in Spain where he held positions with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Cordoba.

Since returning home he as worked with Orchestra Wellington, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the NZSO.

Adults: $25
Children: $5

Booking fees apply ($1.50 online, $2.50 NCMA box office & $3.50 TicketDirect call centre per ticket). A merchant fee may be charged on credit and debit card transactions.

Cash and eftpos available for Door Sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or [email protected]

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9 December, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
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Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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