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Saturday, September 2 • 14:30 - 15:20
Lecture: "Pieces de Concours (1896 - 1938): Virtuosic romantic works written by french composers"

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Jutta Puchhammer, born Viennese, is principal viola of the Laval Symphonie Orchestra and full professor for viola and chamber music at the Université deMontréal (Canada). She has toured extensively as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and lecturer, giving masterclasses in the most prestigious schools and summer programms such as The Juilliard School of Music, The Curtis Institute, the Vienna University of Music or the Heifetz International Music Program. She was the host of the 36th International Viola congress in Montreal and is vice president of the International Viola society. Her interest goes to rediscovering late romantic music written for the viola, which she likes to present at the various viola congresses, real gems of which many have been recorded on CD  ("Alto Romantic Fantasies” ECCD 2060, “German Romantic works" FACD018.) This time she will present a lecture of her latest discoveries, the "Piècesde Concours”, written as examination pieces for the first viola classes at the Conservatoire de Paris, starting in 1896. She will show a variety of exemples from 18 of these virtuosic and pedagocly very interesting pieces, recorded lately on the Navona Level ("Pièce de Concours" NV6065) as well as reveal her considerations for editing 13 of those in 3 volumes by the Schott édition (winner of the best Editions Prize 2017). You will discover the history of the first viola classes in Europe and the USA, the first official violateachers, the composers, the new genre of the Concertstück, and much more.

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Jutta Puchhammer

Full Professor of Viola and chamber music, University of Montreal
I love to rediscover late romantic viola repertoire and I will be in Wellington in order to share with you my research on those french, super beautiful , violistic, super demanding and romantic Pièces de Concours which I recorded (18 ) and edited with Schott (13) this last year... Read More →

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Saturday September 2, 2017 14:30 - 15:20 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 105 Kelburn, Wellington 6012