Jane and Marek Duo Concert…..Saturday 3rd Sept.1012 East Coast Rd.

You are warmly invited to a concert featuring a unique programme of music from New Zealand and Poland. Dr Marek Pasieczny and Dr Jane Curry have combined forces to present an evening of attractive music for two guitars, featuring a new arrangement by Maria Grenfell and the little heard Pas de Deux by Anthony Ritchie. Music by Polish guitarist and composer extraordinaire Marek Pasieczny features his dynamic and engaging Sakura No Hana Variations, Six Polish Sketches, and a beautiful arrangement of Arvo Pärt’s Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschkaamong others.


Marek Pasieczny

Internationally award winning guitarist and composer Marek Pasieczny is one of the most influential and respected contemporary composers writing for the guitar worldwide. Pasieczny holds three Master Degrees in music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, UK (for composition and performance with distinction) and “Karol Lipinski” Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland (for performance with distinction). In 2010, Pasieczny began a combined doctoral degree in composition and performance in Australia, before returning to Europe in 2012, continuing his PhD at Surrey University in Guildford, UK. At the same time, Pasieczny has taken up lectureship in composition and orchestration at the university. As a composer, guitarist, lecturer and adjudicator Pasieczny has appeared regularly at festivals in Europe (Poland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina UK, Italy), Asia (China, Japan), Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Pasieczny has composed for and collaborated with such musicians as : Pat Metheny (CD „Upojenie”), Odair and Clarice Assad, David Russell, Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi, Ana Vidovic, Pavel Steidl, Eduardo Catemario, Gabriel Bianco, Krzysztof Pelech, Duo Melis and many others. Premieres of his works have been performed in venues such as: Lutoslawski’s Hall in Warsaw, Poland; Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, UK; Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA; Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, UK; He Luting Hall and He Lv Ting Hall in Shanghai, China. In 2012, Pasieczny became a D’Addario artist and featured on the cover of the prestigious Classical Guitar Magazine.


                                    Dr Jane Curry

English born New Zealander classical guitarist Jane Curry is lecturer in music at Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University, Wellington. She is a highly sought after soloist, chamber musician and educator, with her students achieving high honours in their studies and regularly winning competition prizes and scholarships as they develop their professional careers. A concerto soloist with the Kapiti Concert orchestra and the Nelson Symphony, Jane is also involved in a number of chamber music collaborations including the New Zealand Guitar Quartet: with career highlights including the New Zealand premiere of the Concerto Andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigo with the Nelson Symphony (performed also with the National Capital Orchestra, Canberra, Australia), busy tour schedules with Chamber Music NZ and Arts on Tour, concerts in the Adam International Chamber Music Festival, the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour and Christchurch Arts Festival. She is also a member of Trio Archi D’Amore Zelanda – a string trio consisting of viola d’amore and cello currently working on projects that include travel to Poland for the International viola d’amore Congress, commissioning new works and recording a collection of Baroque and contemporary works.

During her studies in the USA she placed in several international guitar competitions including 1st Prize Beeston International Guitar Competition (University of Arizona), 2nd Prize Portland International Guitar Competition (Oregon) 2nd Prize California Guitar Panorama International Competition (California), 3rd Prize Rantucci International Guitar Competition (New York), and has been the recipient of many scholarships including the prestigious Creative NZ Jack McGill Music Scholarship (NZ), the International Arts Foundation Scholarship (NZ), Waikato Trust Arts Scholarship (NZ), Medici Scholar (University of Arizona) and a Creative NZ grant. She has performed in New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Spain, Mexico, Tahiti, Canada, and throughout the United States.

For Auckland Concert Programme see attachments.


Where : 1012 East Coast Rd., Torbay, North Shore,Auckland 0630.

(Map attached)

When :  Saturday 3rd. September, concert start 8pm (Door open 7.30)

Adult  $30.   Child/ Student  $15.    Concession/Senior  $25.

Wine ,Juice, Tapas included

Please R.S.V.P. to Rod by reply email or ph.473 2226.

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