#fantastique

Past Event15 Oct

#fantastique

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Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Be inspired by the heroism of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture

Be excited by the glorious sounds of the organ in the premiere of a new organ concerto by Auckland’s John Wells.

Be drawn into a world of turbulent emotions and the feverish dreams of a romantic poet, with the fantastic symphony of Berlioz.

 

Soloist

Rebecca Soojung Lee

Born in South Korea, Rebecca Soojung Lee started learning the piano when she was 7-years-old. After her family immigrated to New Zealand in 2007, she began to learn the violin  under Sara Jeon and later Jin Kim.

Rebecca obtained her ATCL Diploma in piano from Trinity College London and Grade 8 violin in 2013.

Towards the end of 2014, Rebecca was captivated with the sound of the organ and began her organ studies under Miran Park. Currently she has been learning under Dr John Wells. Rebecca is actively engaged with musical activities at church, including playing the organ  at the Korean Methodist Church of Auckland,  and is currently the pianist at the Korean Church of Auckland.

Rebecca Soojung Lee graduated Westlake Girls High School in 2016 and currently studies organ at the University of Auckland under James Tibbles.

 

Conductor

Antun Poljanich

Born in Croatia, Antun studied piano and theory at Dubrovnik School for Musical Education then studied conducting at the University of Ljubljana. Following post-graduate studies in Austria, he won a scholarship which took him to Leningrad for a three-year Master Course in Conducting at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He has since worked with the Leningrad State Symphony Orchestra, the Veneto Philharmonia, the Slovene and Croatian National Orchestras and other prominent orchestras in Russia and Europe. Antun is the orchestra’s fourth musical director.

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Event information

This show is a free and non-ticketed event.