Celebrate Bach with Michael Houstoun Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Music)

20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

Venue: Music Theatre, School of Music

Location: 6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Host: School of Music, in collaboration with IRMT Auckland

Cost: Various

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

Celebrate Bach with Michael Houstoun

Celebrate Bach with Michael Houstoun is an exciting collaboration with The Institute of Registered Music Teachers in New Zealand (IRMT) – Auckland Branch.

Saturday 20 May, 6.15pm

Pre-concert talk
Peter Watts, Professional Teaching Fellow in Musicology

Free admission.

Professional Teaching Fellow in Musicology, Peter Watts will address this pre-concert talk with "Inspiration and Perspiration for composer and performer in Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier".

Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm

Houstoun Plays Bach, Vol. 1
Michael Houstoun, piano

Tickets: $20/$50. Bookings here.

Acclaimed New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun performs J. S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1.

Sunday 21 May, 10am-12pm

Senior Students Masterclass
Michael Houstoun

Tickets: Enquiries to IRMT. Door sales available.

Celebrated pianist Michael Houstoun leads an exciting weekend of piano music, in collaboration with IRMT Auckland.

Sunday 21 May, 1-2.30pm

Junior Students Masterclass
Stephen De Pledge / Dr Rae de Lisle

Tickets: Enquiries to IRMT. Door sales available.

Dr Rae de Lisle is Associate Professor at the School of Music. Her teaching has produced many outstanding young pianists, including prizewinners in the Sydney International Piano Competition, the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, the Bradshaw and Buono Competition in New York, and the Perrenoud Foundation International Piano Competition. Rae received the 2011 University of Auckland Excellence in Teaching Award, and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2016 for services to music.

New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge has a wide-ranging career as soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist. Stephen’s solo performances have taken him to Hong Kong, Italy, France, Singapore, Japan, Australia and the USA, in addition to numerous appearances in London, at Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Barbican Hall and Kings Place. He has collaborated with groups such as the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble and the Scottish Ensemble. Recent chamber music performances have been in New York, Dresden, Bogotà, Shanghai, Paris and Beijing.

Sunday 21 May, 3pm

Harpsichord Workshop
James Tibbles, Senior Lecturer

Tickets: Enquiries to IRMT. Door sales available.

James Tibbles is one of New Zealand’s leading players of historic keyboards (harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano and organ), and a key figure in New Zealand’s Early Music scene. James has an active performing career, both in this country and overseas. He is currently Director of Performance Studies at the School of Music, Artistic Director of Age of Discovery, and a member of the baroque chamber ensemble Extempore.

Sunday 21 May, 5pm

Houstoun Plays Bach, Vol. 2
Michael Houstoun, piano

Tickets: $20/$50. Bookings here.

Acclaimed New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun performs J. S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 2.