The twin delight of listening to virtuoso performances on violin and fortepiano awaits a Warkworth audience on Sunday July 24.
Kapiti-based duo Yuka Eguchi and Kemp English will perform at the Warkworth Town Hall, courtesy of Warkworth Music and Chamber Music New Zealand.
The duo is on a national tour with a programme that includes the contrasting masterwork duo sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as Fritz Kreisler’s delightful arrangement of Beethoven’s Rondino and the virtuosic Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice for solo violin.
Celebrated in their own right as soloists, Yuka and Kemp make a dynamic duo.
Yuka has been assistant concertmaster of the NZ Symphony Orchestra since 2015. Prior to that, she was one of Japan’s foremost concertmasters, having led both the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (2007-2011) and Tokyo Mozart Players (2006-2011).
She started learning the violin at the age of three and by the time she was eight, was touring the world with the renowned violin teacher Dr Suzuki. In only her second year at high school she won the 55th Japan Music Competition.
Kemp is one of New Zealand’s leading concert performers. Much in demand as a solo organist, specialist fortepiano exponent and collaborative pianist, he tours the world regularly as a solo and duo performer. He has also produced 23 critically acclaimed CDs.
Kemp studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and later completed a Master of Arts degree in music performance at the University of York. From 1994 to 2005, he was an executant lecturer in music at the University of Otago.
The concert starts at 4pm. Tickets are $30 at the door, school students are free.