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  • None 00:00:00 None 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland Kathryn Stott and the New Zealand String Quartet 7.30pm The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

L'ARPEGGIATA : Kathryn Stott and the New Zealand String Quartet

Tuesday 09 May 2017

“She plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.” The Daily Telegraph

 Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire – full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – British pianist Kathryn Stott joins the New Zealand String Quartet for solo and chamber music.

“The NZSQ first played with Kathryn Stott at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville in 2007. The wonderful Piers Lane is the director of the festival and it’s thanks to him that we were paired up with Kathryn to play the Brahms Piano Quintet. We absolutely loved her playing — she has an intensely singing tone, very beautiful voicing, and a virtuoso technique. We couldn't wait for the next chance to play with her, so we invited her to be a guest artist at the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival where she presented a solo recital, gave a masterclass, and performed with us in various combinations.  Kathryn has a spirited personality and is great fun to be around so it will be such a treat to be on tour with her for Chamber Music New Zealand - we are SO looking forward to it.” Gillian Ansell, NZSQ


Gillian Whitehead still, echoing 
Dutilleux | Piano Sonata                                                                                                 
Dvořák | Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81

Approximate Duration: 100 minutes