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Springtime Romance

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THE KOWHAI TRIO
 
Door sales available - cash only
Sunday 22 October 3pm
Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre
 

HyeWon Kim, violin  -  Ingrid Culliford, flute  -  Kris Zuelicke, piano

Programme:
Deux Interludes pour flûte, violon            et clavecin (ou harpe) - Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Chanson de Matin, Op. 15, No. 2 - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 75 - Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Médailles Antiques - Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
Sonata in G Major No. 18, K. 301 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sunstreams - Ian Clarke (b. 1964)
Danzas españolas, Op. 37, No. 5 “Andaluza” - Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Promenades for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord (or Piano) - Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)

HyeWon Kim is a professional violinist who currently plays in major New Zealand orchestras as well as being a chamber musician, soloist and teacher. Before arriving in New Zealand, HyeWon was in Spain working as a member of the Orquesta sinfonica de Castilla y León and Orquesta sinfonica de Cadaqués. HyeWon has also lived in Japan as a member of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra.
She graduated with a MMus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under David Takeno and while in the UK worked with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Halle Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra,
Northern Sinfonia, and Southbank Sinfonia Orchestras. She also was a member of UBS Verbier festival orchestra, Schleswig- Holstein festival orchestra and Pacific Music Festival orchestra. HyeWon is a Korean- born New Zealander.

A native of the United States, Kris Zuelicke holds undergraduate degrees in music, linguistics and German from Miami University and a Master’s Degree in Music Theory and cognate in Music Education from Indiana University. While at Indiana University she was an Associate Instructor for Music Theory and member of the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.
Kris taught piano, cello and voice in Palmerston North before moving to Wellington in 2011. She has performed as a soloist, accompanist and with ensembles including Stroma,  Manawatu Sinfonia, Trio Bella, the Renaissance Singers, along with other choirs and theatres.
Along with teaching, she is currently completing a DMA in harpsichord at the NZSM, studying with Douglas Mews. Support for overseas research and study is gratefully acknowledged from the Freemasons Lankhuyzen/Whetu- Kairangi Music Award, Small Faculty Grant and Therle Drake Scholarship.

After many years studying and working in London as free-lance flautist where she worked with several known orchestras and chamber ensembles and taught at Trinity College and the Royal Academy of Music Junior department, Ingrid Culliford returned to NZ in 1994. 
Since then, Ingrid has continued to perform widely.  She has been a member of the Auckland based ensemble 175East since 1997, toured in Indonesia and for Chamber Music NZ with Tuhonohono (featuring the music of Dame Gillian Whitehead) and has performed with the Australian ensemble, Elision.  She has worked as a casual extra with the NZSO and is a recording artist for Radio NZ.  Ms Culliford continues to give recitals, masterclasses and concerto performances throughout NZ.
In addition to her performance work, Ingrid is very involved with teaching.  For a number of years she was tutor in flute at both Waikato University and the NZ School of Music in Wellington and is currently a Senior Examiner for the International Baccalureate as well as an examiner for the NZMEB (NZ Music Examinations Board).  She is tutor in woodwind and piano at both Collegiate and Nga Tawa Schools.  In August 2015 she was recipient of the Chamber Music NZ Marie Vandevart Award for outstanding services in fostering a love of chamber music.

Finish approx. 4.30pm

 
Adult $20
School student $5
Music Society member $12 – not available on-line