The Piano presents a celebration concert to launch the arrival of our new Steinway D piano.
Christchurch pianists of all ages and levels have auditioned to perform in this exciting celebration concert.
The second half will be performed by Michael Endres. The German/New Zealand Pianist Michael Endres has been described by Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe as, "...one of the most interesting pianists recording today " and by British Gramophone Magazine “...he is an outstanding Schubert Interpreter". Among his many recordings (thirty-three in total) he has won the prestigious French award, Diapason D’or, three times and was also awarded the 'Choc du Musique' twice, with The New York Times reviewing "performances with pianist Michael Endres were revelatory".
Béla Bartók - Rondo (No. 1 from Three Rondos on Folk Tunes)
Joseph Haydn: Sonata C major Hob. XVI:50 3rd Mvt.
Chopin: Grande Valse Brilliante Op. 34 No.3
Debussy: Golliwogg's Cake Walk No 6. from Children’s Corner Suite
Beethoven: 8 variations, WoO 76.
Chopin: Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No 1
Khachaturian: Toccata in Eb Minor
Debussy: La Cathedrale Engloutie, Prelude Book 1, No 10
Maurice Ravel : Barque sur l’ocean from “Miroirs”
Franz Schubert: 3 Piano pieces D 946
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Songs without Words Op. 19 No. 4 and Op. 19 No. 3
George Gershwin: Embraceable You (transcr. Earl Wild); I've Got Rhythm
This concert will be live streamed on our youtube channel from 7:25pm