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New Zealand’s Classical Piano Competition Demonstrates A Healthy Asian Influence

The entry deadline for New Zealand’s only international piano competition is just one week away and already there is considerable interest from Asia. John Jackets, Competition Director for the Kerikeri International Piano Competition, says countries such as Malaysia, China, Taiwan and South Korea have always been well represented. “A high proportion of entrants are from […]

Australia’s Got Classical Talent too!

Brisbane, 17 July 2014 Aspiring music students refer to them as Julliard, Curtis or Oberlin, but these names signify the top music schools in the US and the world. It was against an international field of young pianists from such premier institutions, and other young Australians and New Zealanders of comparable local pedigree that Alex […]

‘Estrella’ at the Turner Centre

The recital given by ‘Estrella’ on Saturday, 10 August was a sell out. The quartet from Auckland provided a musical experience which will be long remembered by the large and highly appreciative audience at the Turner Centre. Performing on two grand pianos, Lorelle McNaughton, Somi Kim, Cindy Tsao and Judy Lee set the place alight […]