The Wellington Guitar Duo((The Te Rere)) was formed in 2016 by Emma Sandford and Joel Baldwin as part of the chamber music programme at the New Zealand School of Music. A like-minded focus and friendship has widened the scope of the duo to extend beyond the conservatory into a more professional sphere. They share a wide range of guitar duet literature of both historic and contemporary music and look to the future to expand the repertoire for the ensemble. Both members were taught by Auckland teacher, John Wakelin before being accepted into the classical guitar performance programme in 2014 under the tutelage of Dr. Jane Curry.
Emma is in the process of completing a major in composition in addition to her guitar studies. Inspired by her father, she began classical lessons at age 11 which soon became her passion. Emma’s interest in composition has led her to write for various ensembles and solo instruments, including the guitar. She is also interested in teaching and is a Suzuki method teacher in training. Emma received fourth place in the Biennial New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition in 2016.
Joel is a software engineer turned classical guitarist. Though his focus is on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, he is also at home interpreting works of the 20th century. He gave his solo debut as part of the Jack Richards concert series in Gisborne, 2016 and received third place in the Biennial New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition in 2016.
‘Sakura No Hana’ Variations Marek Pasieczny (1980)
Introduction & Fandango Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Fantasy on Themes from “La Traviata” by Verdi Julián Arcas (1832-1882)
Three Sonatas Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Suite for Two Guitars William Lawes (1602-1645)
Just Listen Emma Sandford (1997*)
Bardenklange, Op. 13 Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
Bruce Paine is Auckland, born and raised, and one of New Zealand’s foremost classical guitarists. He is an alumni of the University of Auckland School of Music, graduating with honours in 1995. Bruce is an auditioned Concert Radio recording artist and was a semi-finalist in the 1995 Shell Darwin International Guitar Festival Competition. Highlights of his career were 1998 performances in Prague and Opočno with world famous Czech guitar virtuoso Štěpán Rak. This association strengthened a fascination for composing and in 2007 Bruce set about writing his first guitar compositions including ‘Finchdean’, a piece now popular with student and professional players alike. In 2009, original works released on his CD Lateral Lines were described by Wellington based guitarist Gunter Herbig, as “a wonderful achievement and a milestone for New Zealand guitar composition.” Bruce’s compositions have to date covered themes as diverse as New Zealand landscape, underwater sea life, songs of Gallipoli and kinetic art sculptures. In addition to guitar solos – including several specially composed for a DVD about the historic homestead Alberton – Bruce has written for two guitars, voice and guitar, viola and guitar and guitar quartet.
Finchdean ~ Bruce Paine
Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ~ David Solomons
Pulsar ~ Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Kaygorod ~ Štěpán Rak
Suite del Recuerdo ~ José Luis Merlin
Circle Dance ~ Bruce Paine
New Zealand Suite ~ Bruce Paine
1. Mountain Cascade
2. Rotoiti Twilight
3. The Forest Awakens
When :Saturday 22nd July, Concert start 8pm,( door open 7.30pm.)
Adults $30, Child/student $15, Consession $25.
Wine,juice and Tapas included.
Please R.S.V.P by reply email or phone Rod on 473,2226
THE AUCKLAND GUITAR SOCIETY
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Time: 7.30 pm
Format: 1st Half : Guest Artist 2nd Half:Open Floor
Admission: $8.00 (Financial members – free)
***Please note that Guest player will be at the first Half.***
Lih Reng Foo and his Suzuki Method Student
Lih is a Classical Guitar teacher based in Auckland. He will be presenting a few of his students thought via the Suzuki Method. The students will be mainly playing pieces taken from the Suzuki repertoire from the range of book 3 to 5.
(Program see Attachment)
– Program –
• Etude by F. Tarrega
• Spanish Romance by Anon.
Ensemble (Christian, Luka and Jordan)
• Alpine Waltz
• Stop and Go Blues
• Waltz by N. Paganini
• Allegretto by F. Carulli
• Celeste y Blanco by H. Ayala
• Etude by N. Coste
• Waltz by N. Paganini
• Packington’s Pound by Anon.
• Calliope by J. Sagreras
• Allegro by M. Giuliani
• Siciliana by M. Carcassi
• Lesson by F. Sor
• Etude by F. Sor
• Lesson for Two Lutes by Anon.
• Waltz Allegro by M. Carcassi
• Arietta Theme and Variations by J. Kuffner
• Vals Espanole by J. Ferrer
• Maria Luisa by J. Sagreras
• Pop songs arrange for guitars
I’m Yours/ River Flows in You/ Sadness and Sorrow