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To begin the 50th Anniversary Series of Chamber Music Wanganui, the NZSQ is collaborating with acclaimed American pianist Diane Walsh in a programme of music by Beethoven, Debussy and Elgar.
2018 marks the centenary of Debussy’s death, as well as the birth of Elgar’s piano quintet, which was written in 1918, shortly before the end of WW1. Debussy will be celebrated in this programme with solo piano items by Diane Walsh.
American pianist Diane Walsh has been awarded many honors including the top prizes at the Munich ARD International Piano Competition and the Salzburg International Mozart Competition and further prizes at the Ferruccio Busoni, Van Cliburn and William Kapell competitions. Highlights of her career include recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonia Great Hall in St. Petersburg. Recent reviews have praised her "soulful outpouring," "intelligent virtuosity" and "exquisite care and loving touch."
Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, opus 59 no 2 'Rasumovsky'
Debussy: solo piano works
Elgar: String Quintet in A minor