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Cello for Africa, directed by Sinfonia for Hope, brings together musicians from Africa and New Zealand in a concert to raise funds for the Tamariki Education Centre, a primary school in the slums of Nairobi, founded by New Zealander, Denise Carnihan.
Rolf will perform Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Cellos with fellow NZSM colleague, Inbal Megiddo, accompanied by Stringendo (Wellington Children's String Orchestra) as part of this fundraising concert.
Hans Huyssen Concerto for an African Cellist - Heleen du Plessis (cello), Hans Huyssen (conductor)
Anthony Ritchie Kia Kaha Tamariki - Amalia Hall (violin), Cellophonia (an all-cello ensemble)
Vivaldi Concerto for two cellos - Inbal Megiddo and Rolf Gjelsten (cellos), Stringendo (Wellington Children’s String Orchestra)
Featuring top NZ cellists, Sam Manzanza from the Congo, musicians from NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, the Universities of Otago and Victoria, youth groups Lyrica Choir (Kelburn School), Virtuoso Strings and Stringendo