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Sunday, September 3 • 14:00 - 15:15
Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri

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Potpourri Concert No 2

September 3 at 2pm

Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

Christoph von Gluck - Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice Igor Stravinsky - Parasha’s song from Mavra
Christopher Luther – viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska - piano (Poland-NZ)

Christopher Luther
- Well You Needn’t for Solo Viola
Christopher Luther – viola (USA)

Yannis Kyriakides - Music for Viola
Elisabeth Smalt - viola (Netherlands)

Kevin Volans - For Bob
Elisabeth Smalt - viola (Netherlands), Christian Smalt - piano (Netherlands)

Anthony Watson - Sonata for Viola
Alexa Thomson - viola (USA-NZ)

Johannes Brahms - Zwei Gesange, op. 91
Maaike Christie-Beekman - contralto (NZ), Chris van der Zee - viola (NZ), Rachel Thomson - piano (NZ)


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Maaike Christie-Beekman

Maaike Christie-Beekman studied classical singing at the Amsterdam Conservatorium where she first graduated for her Bachelor’s degree and in 2000 graduated with distinction for her Master’s degree. As a professional singer, Maaike has sung opera, oratorio and chamber music throughout... Read More →
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Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
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Christopher Luther

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Nothern Colorado
Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National... Read More →
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Elisabeth Smalt

viola player solo and chamber music
I am based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My specialities are chamber music of all styles and eras, 21st century music, tuning and tuning systems, the viola in the 19th century, Harry Partch's Adapted Viola, the contemporary viola d'amore. I perform with the chamber music groups... Read More →
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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 →
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Rachel Thomson

Rachel Thomson enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, teacher and collaborative pianist. She began her piano studies with her mother before continuing with Judith Clark, going on to complete a B.Mus (Hons) and a BA in English Literature at Victoria University. As a recipient... Read More →
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Christiaan Van Der Zee

Christiaan van der Zee completed his undergraduate studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and continued with postgraduate studies in Germany and the United States. His principal teachers included Gillian Ansell, Nobuko Imai, Diemut Poppen and Geraldine Walther.  As a founding... 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

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major

Sunday September 3, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music