The series ends with a solo recital by one of the most talented young pianists to have emerged from New Zealand in recent years. Ludwig Treviranus grew up in Upper Hutt, gained a master’s degree from Auckland University, and has recently returned after completing a doctorate at Florida State University.
His recital brings together some of the great character pieces of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including an evergreen Strauss waltz in a brilliant arrangement, excerpts from Prokofiev’s dazzling version of pieces from his Romeo and Juliet ballet, and Mussorgsky’s singular Pictures at an Exhibition.
The recital begins with a set of Preludes by Paul Schramm, a colourful figure in Wellington musical circles during World War II, who after shameful treatment here as an ‘enemy alien’ left permanently for Australia in 1946.
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Sunday 28 September 2014 - St Andrew's on The Terrace