classical music

Charity bonanza

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Guests donned their best in Arrowtown last Saturday afternoon for a special garden party and art trail event, held to raise money for the Southland Charity Hospital. Established in 2019 following Southlander Blair Vining’s highly-publicised battle with terminal...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Last year was a challenging time for most musicians, as uncertainty reigned supreme and lockdown dulled the senses. But for one violinist, whose CV already listed venues most artists would kill to play, lockdown presented a career highlight...
By MATTHEW MCKEW If there’s one thing Christchurch singer Adam Hattaway has no problem doing it’s filling a blank page. While some may struggle with writer’s block, Hattaway’s churning music out at a rate of knots. So there’s a high chance those popping...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Talk about rare. Take a 265-year-old violin, which has already survived several plagues prior to Covid-19, a mega-jeweller and a 12-year-old prodigy — representing two generations of their family — and you’ve got a series of concerts, the...

A Queenstown classic

Queenstown's getting a classical treat this weekend. Four local musos are bringing ‘A Classical Summer Afternoon’ to The Sherwood on Saturday. Soprano Tamaki Lida, pianists Masaki Nakazawa and Kana Takahashi and cellist Lara Laverdure will all take the stage for only...
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