'Like coming home': Pianist Kinga Krupa


Queenstown’s Thomas Brown Gallery will come to life this Sunday afternoon with the music of Liszt and Debussy, played by Queenstown’s Kinga Krupa.

‘‘Ferenc Liszt is a romantic piano composer and Claude Debussy is an impressionistic French composer and I am trying to connect them and show how Debussy, which is the later one, sourced inspiration from the earlier one.

‘‘It’s like a breakthrough moment between two periods in music,’’ Krupa says.

Between songs, she will talk about how the pieces connect and interrelate.

The show’s part of a tour, which has already been to Bannockburn and will continue on to Dunedin, Christchurch and Timaru.

Originally from Poland, local musician and teacher Krupa says the atmosphere at Thomas Brown Gallery is a special one.

‘‘I play in different venues, different places, so every time I come back to Thomas Brown it is a very home-like feeling,’’ she says.

In July, Krupa will play the show as the final recital for her Masters in Musical Arts and Piano Performance at Victoria University.

An afternoon of music by Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy, Thomas Brown Gallery, Sunday, from 3.30pm. Tickets $43.38 via Eventbrite