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Andrew Joyce, Cellist & Jian Liu, Pianist

Andrew Joyce, Cellist & Jian Liu, Pianist

When: 7.30 pm18 June 2024

Where: Lake Wanaka Centre

Genre: Chamber Music

Duration: 90 minutes

Website: https://www.chambermusic.co.nz/

Andrew Joyce & Jian Liu  Renowned New Zealand-based musicians Andrew Joyce and Jian Liu have crafted an ambitious programme that celebrates their musical and cultural heritages.    Showcasing music for cello and piano from the UK, China, and NZ, the virtuosic duo brings a colourful assortment of melodies for the first half, followed by a larger Romantic sonata by Brahms for the latter half of the programme.    Before joining the NZSO as Principal Cellist in 2010, UK-born Andrew Joyce played regularly with the London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and toured the world’s great concert halls as Guest Principal.    He joins forces with internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Dr Jian Liu, who is currently Acting Head of School and Head of Piano Studies at the New Zealand School of Music - Te KōkīAs.    As a chamber musician, Jian is a founding member of Te Kōkī Trio, the resident piano trio at New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī (NZSM). He has also collaborated with many world-class musicians and is one of the official pianists in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.     Jian is equally committed to education and served for four years on the faculty of the Yale Department of Music. Acting Head of School and Head of Piano Studies at the New Zealand School of Music - Te Kōkī.    Jian studied with Jin Zhang in China and with Dr Caio Pagano in the US. He completed his Master of Music, Doctor and Master of Musical Arts  degrees from Yale School of Music, where he was a student of Claude Fran and Head of Piano Studies at the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī. Although the pair have played together in chamber ensembles, this is their first collaboration as a duo.    Programme    Johann Sebastian Bach - Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano  Ralph Vaughan Williams - Six Studies in English Folk Song  Dorothy Buchanan   方岽清 (FangDongqing) - 林冲(Lin Chong)    — interval—    Paul Hindemith - Phantasiestück in B major, Op.8 No.2  Johannes Brahms -Sonata No.2in F major, Op.99 

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