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Friday, September 1 • 20:00 - 22:00
Evening Concert: Pandolfis Consort & Toru

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Nicholas Spanos, countertenor
Anna Śliwa  violin and viola da braccio
Elżbieta Sajka-Bachler, viola da braccio and violetta
Günter Schagerl, cello
Hermann Platzer, theorbo

Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679)
Stabat mater for voice, two violas da braccio and basso continuo (arrang.: Jacek Sajka, 2012)

Theodor Schwartzkopff (1659-1732)
Chaconna from „Piéces a tre Viola di gamba“ version for violin, viola da braccio, violoncello and teorbo

Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński (1670-1713)
Motett „Jesu spes mea“

Rupert Ignaz Franz Mayr (1646-1712)
Sacri Concerti op. 3 “Beati omnes” for voice, viola da braccio and basso continuo

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680)
Sonata variata

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
„Si dolce e´il tormento“ for voice, two violas da braccio and basso continuo (arrang.: Jacek Sajka 2012)

Akos Banlaky (* 1966)
Air for violetta and cello

Stanley Grill (*1953)
Two Love Songs for voice, viola da braccio, cello and teorbo (2015, text: Heinrich Heine; World Premiere) In deinen blauen Augen Ich wandle unter Blumen

Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
Canon for two violas da braccio and basso continuo Allegro-Adagio-Allegro

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Aria „Tis Haevens`s all ruling“ from the Oratorium „Jephtha” HWV 70 (arrang.: Nicholas Spanos 2016)

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Sophia Acheson, viola
Ingrid Bauer, harp

Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953)
Phantasy Sonata for Viola and harp

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Sophia Acheson

Principal Viola, Orchestra Wellington
Sophia Acheson, from Christchurch, NZ, studied performance viola in Wellington where she graduated with first class honours. She was then invited to study in Barcelona with Ashan Pillai, violist with Pinchas Zukerman Chamber Players, and was subsequently  awarded scholarships to... Read More →
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Ingrid Bauer

Acclaimed harpist Ingrid Bauer has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in seven countries. Highlights include performances at the 2014 Huntington Estate Music Festival with Emma Matthews and the Amaryllis Quartet; playing at the 2009 Noosa Long Weekend festival with James... Read More →
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Hermann Platzer

Hermann Platzer studied classical guitar at the Musikuniversität Wien (where he took his teaching certificate exam in 1984 with distinction), following which he studied composition with Kurt Schwertsik, and, parallel, church music at the Diocesan Conservatory of the Archdiocese of... Read More →
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Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler

Baroque violist and Found/Director, Pandolfis Consort
Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler was born in Kraków and is a graduate of Kraków Academy of Music. While still a student she substituted with Kraków Radio Symphony Orchestra. Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler also studied viola d’amore at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna... Read More →
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Günter Schagerl

Günter Schagerl studied concert violoncello from 1982 to 1989 at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien with Professor Josef Luitz. After successfully completing his degree examinations he took part in a master course given by Miloš Mlejnik. He has developed an interest in early music... Read More →
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Anna Śliwa

Anna Śliwa a violinist of manifold interests, an enthusiast of musical education of small children. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow, having studied contemporary and baroque violin performance there. She specializes in solo and chamber music repertoire of old music... Read More →

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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 20:00 - 22:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace