The University of Auckland Strings
19 September 2010
Phone: 09 361 1000 or 0508 iTICKET if you are calling from outside of Auckland. Service fees may apply. Concession may be claimed on production of suitable ID.
Martin Rummel – conductor & soloist
James Fry – soloist (clarinet)
Elizabeth Holowell – soloist (violin)
Bach Concerto for two violins and orchestra, BWV 1043
Mozart Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, KV 622
Haydn Concerto for cello and orchestra, Hob VIIb:2
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Martin Rummel enjoys a successful career as a soloist and chamber musician, taking him to the world¿s leading venues and festivals, where his performances of an exceptionally broad repertoire from the Baroque to the contemporary are acclaimed equally by audiences and critics. Furthermore, Mr Rummel has gained international praise for his commented editions of the cello studies by Popper, Duport, Grützmacher, Lee, Merk and Battanchon for the Bärenreiter-Verlag and the accompanying CDs for Musicaphon. He has worked with some of the world¿s most eminent composers, such as Schnittke, Gubaidulina and Pintscher, and has premiered more than 20 new works, amongst which are five cello concertos. Mr Rummel is the director of ¿Festival Gitarre Wien¿ and ¿Klassik Musikfest Mühlviertel¿ and, since 2009, has been teaching violoncello at The University of Auckland¿s School of Music.
Elizabeth Holowell is currently Senior Lecturer in violin at The University of Auckland¿s School of Music in New Zealand. Elizabeth Holowell began her professional career as a foundation member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and has been a well-known violin recitalist for many years in Australia. She has given recitals throughout Australia and in the UK, USA, Asia and New Zealand. Before migrating to New Zealand in 2006, she held the position of Head of Strings at University of Newcastle Conservatorium for 22 years. In addition Elizabeth has been a guest teacher at a number of leading music international institutions including Juilliard and Eastman in the USA and the Royal Welsh College at Cardiff. In the Queen¿s Birthday Honours of 2003 Elizabeth was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to string playing and teaching.