Elgar with Diane Walsh

28 February 2018 / News

American pianist Diane Walsh will be in New Zealand in March 2018 and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to perform with her in concerts for Auckland University and Chamber Music Wanganui. Diane is a former prizewinner in the Ferruccio Busoni, Van Cliburn and Salzburg Mozart competitions and highlights of her career include recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Reviews of Diane's playing have talked about her “intelligent virtuosity” as well as her “exquisite care and loving touch”. One Washington Post reviewer wrote:

...to each work she brought not only a lovely tone and immaculate technique, but a deep sense of personal conviction”.

Our concerts with Diane in Auckland and Whanganui will feature Elgar’s magnificent Piano Quintet, written in 1918 during an intense period of chamber music writing which also produced his Violin Sonata in E minor and the String Quartet in E minor.

Diane will also be giving a series of solo piano recitals in Wellington (at the New Zealand School of Music), Marton (for the Marton Music Society) and Hamilton (at Waikato University). Her solo repertoire in Whanganui and Marton will include Debussy's Reflets dans l'Eau (Reflections in the Water) from his Images which she plays in this video, recorded in 2007 in New York...

 

 

Click here for details of Diane's performances in New Zealand, or visit the Upcoming Events page of our website for further details of her concerts with the NZSQ.

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