"I LOVE Mulled Wine Concerts as they are so intimate.
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With gratitude, Helen"

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Inbal Megiddo, Mary Gow and friends

Inbal Megiddo, Mary Gow, Paul Altomari & David Barnard


Cellist Inbal Megiddo brings to her performances years of experience, the influence of master teachers, and praise from influential musicians. Maestro Zubin Mehta describes her as “an extremely talented, very musical musician.” At her New York debut at the Lincoln Center her playing was hailed by the press as having “magical expression and technical expertise.” She has a “warm lustrous communicative way... the performance was sincerity personified!

Ms Megiddo has received many awards and prizes, including first prizes at the William Waite competition, the Friends of Music competition, the Max Varon Fund, and the Aviezer Foundation. Since the age of six, she has been a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship, under the patronage of Isaac Stern. She was selected by the Stradivari Society as a rising star, receiving use of a Stradivarius cello on loan. Read more on her website.


Pianist Mary Gow is the organiser of the Mulled Wine Concerts in Paekakariki. Mary holds the degrees of B.A. and B Mus from Victoria University, Wellington together with the LRSM and FTCL diplomas in piano. She studied for five years on a Belgian Government Scholarship to the Royal Brussels Conservatorium (in Flemish) gaining First Prizes and Higher Diplomas in both Piano and Chamber Music. She has specialised in the latter as a member of the Kowalski Trio and has a piano duo partnership with Vivienne McKay. She accompanied internationally renowned New Zealand opera diva, Dame Malvina Major on her 2000 tour, visiting Washington, London, The Hague, Paris and Brussels.
Her other passions are the Children's Charity Christmas Concert, "The Snowman" and the The Brussels Carol concert.


Inbal Megiddo, Cello
Paul Altomari, Bass
Mary Gow, Piano
David Barnard, Piano

Bach Suite #5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte I&II, Gigue

Schumann, Five Pieces in Folk Style (5 Stücke im Volkston) Op.102
I. Mit Humor; II. Langsam; III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen; IV. Nicht zu rasch; V. Stark und markiert


Franck Sonata in A major for cello and piano
Allegretto ben moderato; Allegro; Recitativo-Fantasia:Ben moderato-Molto lento; Allegretto poco mosso

Rossini duo for cello and bass in D major
Allegro; Andante molto; Allegro

Goltermann, Souvenirs de Bellini for cello and bass


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