Masterclasses // Workshops Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Music)

16 March 2018 - 28 September 2018

Venue: Various

Location: Various

Host: School of Music

Cost: Free admission, registrations not required

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

Masterclasses and Workshops at the School of Music
Photo: Dean Carruthers

 

Throughout the academic year, the School of Music holds masterclasses and workshops with a range of visiting artists in association with existing partnerships and connections within the local music industry. Find out more about the School's partnerships here.

These events are free and all are welcome. Registrations are not required, unless otherwise stated.

 

Friday 16 March, 4-5.30pm

Tosiya Suzuki
Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Japanese recorder player Tosiya Suzuki performs music from the Renaissance and 21st century with equal intensity and sensitivity. His solo repertoire and discography feature seemingly impossible playing of contemporary repertoire.

Read Tosiya's full bio here.

Monday 26 March, 7pm

The King's Singers, Timothy Wayne-Wright
Masterclass and Q&A

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble, The King's Singers will visit the School of Music to present an exclusive masterclass and Q&A session. This session will be led by Timothy Wayne-Wright.

Read their full bio here.

Thursday 29 March, 4pm

Thomas Hutchinson
Oboe Masterclass 

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

New Zealand-born oboist Thomas Hutchinson studied at the University of Auckland with Martin Lee and Alison Jepson. He moved to Melbourne to further his studies at the Australian National Academy of Music with Jeffrey Crellin, during which time he won the concerto competition and the prize for Most Outstanding Recital.

As soloist, he has made numerous concerto appearances with orchestras including the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Youth Orchestra, Bach Musica NZ, Orchestra Victoria, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, Thomas successfully auditioned as Associate Principal Oboe of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Thomas was recently accepted for the first round of the ARD International Music Competition and will be traveling to Germany in September. This recital is presented in collaboration with the New Zealand Double Reed Society. Thomas will be accompanied by Dr Ya-Ting Liou.

Thursday 11 April, 1-3pm

APO Inspire: Ingrid Fliter
Piano Masterclass

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Ingrid Fliter has established a reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Chopin; her 2014 recording of Chopin’s Preludes was named among the Top 10 Chopin recordings by Gramophone. Born in Buenos Aires, Ingrid began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp and after moving to Europe, she continued her studies with Vitaly Margulis at the Musickhochschule in Freiburg, in Rome with Carlo Bruno and in Imola, at the Academy ‘Incontri col Maestro’ with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky. She also worked with and has been mentored by Zoltan Kocsis, Louis Lortie, Alexander Lonquich and Alfred Brendel.

Winner of the Silver Medal in the 2000 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid was awarded the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists to have received this honour.

Friday 27 April, 4-5.30pm

TriOnique (Clare Penny Flute Trio)
Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Clare Penny (DipMus [performance], CertTESOL, ABRSM, AIRMT) studied under international flautist and conductor Uwe Grodd from the age of 11, and at just 16 entered Auckland University to study Performance Flute. Clare has played and taught in New Zealand, Europe and China, including 18 months living in Beijing teaching English. Clare is a dynamic and engaging performer and is passionate about teaching music to the highest standards.

Her many students have achieved great success in exams, competitions, and auditions. Recently, she re-entered Auckland University to achieve her Masters Degree providing an opportunity to study French flute music on a full-time basis.

Friday 18 May, 4-5.30pm

Michael Tsalka
Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Early keyboard performer and pianist Michael Tsalka has won numerous prizes and awards in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. A versatile musician, he performs with equal virtuosity a wide span of repertoire from the early Baroque to modern era on the harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, square piano, chamber organ and modern piano. Born in Israel, Michael obtained his bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University and continued his studies in Germany and Italy. In 2001, he received a Piano Solo Diploma from the Scuola Superiore Internazionale del Trio di Trieste where he studied with Dario di Rosa. From 2002-2008, he studied at Temple University under the guidance of Joyce Lindorff, Harvey Wedeen, and Lambert Orkis. Tsalka holds three degrees from that institution: a Master’s degree in Chamber Music/Accompanying, a Master’s degree in Harpsichord Performance and a Doctorate in Piano Performance. Other teachers include Sandra Mangsen, Klaus Schilde, Malcolm Bilson, and Charles Rosen.

Friday 20 July, 4-5.30pm

Suffrage 125 celebration
Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Marking 125 years of women's right to vote in New Zealand.

Tuesday 7 August, 1-3pm

APO Inspire: Henry Wong Doe
Piano Masterclass

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Centra

Since winning “Audience Favourite” prizes at both the Rubinstein and Busoni International Piano Competitions, Henry Wong Doe has continued to engage audiences with a wide variety of repertoire and interpretations that combine stylistic awareness and sensitivity.

Born in Auckland, Henry received his early training at the University of Auckland. He received a Masters degree from Indiana University Bloomington, studying with Evelyne Brancart and Leonard Hokanson, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, studying with Joseph Kalichstein. Henry serves on the music faculty as Associate Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Chair at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Friday 10 August, 2-5pm

APO Inspire: Our Voice (Orchestral)
Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

An opportunity for composers to workshop their music with the full orchestra, under the guidance of the APO's Communities Composer. The orchestra read through the new pieces, with the players and conductor also offering feedback and advice.

The participants will be selected from the School of Music, as well as the winner and runner-up of the Secondary Schools Composition Competition.

This project is made possible by the APO Inspire Programme.

Friday 14 September, 2-5pm

APO Inspire: Our Voice (Ensembles)
Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

This section of the Our Voice programme utilises various ensemble combinations with our students composing and workshopping new brass and percussion pieces for ACE Brass abd the Antipodes Percussion Project. Just as in the Orchestra workshop, the afternoon will develop both the pieces and the composers in a supportive, encouraging environment, led by the APO Communities Composer.

This project is made possible by the APO Inspire Programme.

Monday 1 October, 7.30pm

Franklin Cohen
Clarinet Masterclass

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Distinguished Clarinetist and Seelye Fellow Franklin Cohen takes the lead in this workshop, generously sponsored by the Seelye Charitable Trust.

Tuesday 9 October, 6.30-8.30pm

Auckland Chamber Choir
Choral Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

 

Auckland Chamber Choir is a choral ensemble associated with the University of Auckland and directed by Dr Karen Grylls.

The University of Auckland Chamber Choir was formed in 2006 as an ensemble to give young singers at the University of Auckland an opportunity to sing in a quality a cappella chamber ensemble. The unique structure of the choir sees both students and professional-level artist practitioners performing and working alongside each other.