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Christopher’s Classics Series 2018 – Natalia Lomeiko (Viola) and Kirsten Robertson (Piano)
February 28 @ 7:30 pm
Christopher’s Classics presents on Wednesday 28 February 2018, 7.30 p.m. at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch
Natalia Lomeiko (viola); Kirsten Robertson (piano)
Debussy; Strauss; Ysaye – no 4 Sonata; Brahms – Scherzo from FAE Sonata
Natalia Lomeiko is hailed by Lord Menuhin as “one of the most brilliant of our younger violinists” and has already established herself as a versatile internationally renowned violinist and as a Professor at the Royal College of Music. Having won numerous awards and prizes in The Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Stradivari and Tibor Varga International Violin Competitions, in the year 2000 she became Gold medalist and 1st Prize winner of ‘Premio Paganini’ and won 1st prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.
Kirsten Robertson (née Simpson) was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. She graduated from the University of Canterbury with an MMus in performance piano, studying with Diedre Irons.
Kirsten has performed with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Malvina Major, Sir Howard Morrison, Anna Leese, Hayley Westenra and violinists Yuri Zhislin and Ben Morrison as well as Natalia Lomeiko. Kirsten currently works regularly with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Principal Keyboard and is currently an Artist Teacher and Staff Accompanist at the New Zealand School of Music.
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