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Tuesday, September 5 • 18:30 - 21:30
Closing Gala Dinner

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Closing Gala Dinner Presentation (Two x 15 minute slots between courses)

Duo, Greg McGarity (Viola) and Elena Abramova (Violin)

Music by Louis Spohr; Weiner Laszlo; Mark O'Connor; Greg McGarity

Gregory McGarity studied in Sydney and completed a Graduate Diploma in performance at NSW State Conservatorium of music.  He furthered his viola studies in Germany with Christian Euler and performed in over 500 concerts in 1995-8, including radio and television broadcasts as Soloist, Chamber Musician and in Symphony Orchestras playing throughout Europe.

He has been Principal Violist for Junge Philharmonie Cologne, Kammerensemble Cologne, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Chamber Orchestra. Greg has also played several seasons with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Sydney. Greg moved to Auckland in 2001 to take up his current position with the Auckland Philharmonia. Greg is also active in music education, composition and chamber music performance.

Russian-born Dr. Elena Abramova, holds Masters Degree from the State Conservatory of St. Petersburg, Russia and a Doctorate in Violin Performance from the University of Auckland. Elena has lived in Auckland since 2003 where she is a sought after freelance violinist, chamber musician and teacher. She has played with the NZSO, APO, ACO, NZ Trio and other professional orchestras and ensembles. Elena had been a Concertmaster of Waitakere Orchestra for 10 years, and has led a number of other orchestras, such as Aorangi Symphony, Opus Orchestra, Chinese Orchestra of NZ, NZ Concerto Orchestra, and St-Petersburg University Orchestra, having performed with some of these groups as a soloist. Elena’s most recent special interest is in a fusion of a classical violin school with a non-classical virtuosic violin music, such as Gypsy, Irish and American fiddling.

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Greg McGarity

President https://www.anzvs.com/, Australia New Zealand Viola Society
I love all sorts of music. I am interested in developing contacts for future Congresses; Festivals and Events. Talk to me about any ideas you might have at all.

Tuesday September 5, 2017 18:30 - 21:30 NZST
Grand Hall, Parliament Wellington Parliament Building