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Sunday 23 June at 2.30pm (Memorial Hall)

Nikolai Saratovsky

Andrew Beer and Ingrid Bauer


Classical music enthusiasts adore the sound of strings – all the great composers have written music to be played on the violin. In comparatively recent times, the concert harp has become one of the most favoured instruments in the orchestra. Kapiti concertgoers will have the opportunity to hear the violin and harp together when Mulled Wine Concerts presents Andrew Beer (violin) and Ingrid Bauer (harp) at St Peter's Community Hall in Paekakariki on Sunday 23 June 2024 for a concert of music old and new.

Violinist Andrew Beer was awarded Best Classical Artist at the 2020 NZ Music Awards, confirming his place as a star performer in New Zealand. He has been concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia since 2014 and has performed as guest concertmaster with orchestras around the world.

Acclaimed Wellington-born harpist Ingrid Bauer holds the position of Principal Harp with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. She has been described as "undoubtedly one of the best harpists of her generation in Australasia".

Their concert will include music by favourites Camille Saint-Saëns and Claude Debussy as well as more recent compositions by Astor Piazzolla and Kenneth Young and others. Andrew says "I'm really enjoying working with harpist Ingrid; it's fun to explore such a broad range of sound colours and some lesser-known but gorgeous repertoire. I'm especially excited to perform Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango, as he's one of my favourite composers and tango music is a special interest of mine." Ingrid says "It's always a joy to play with Andrew, and as a native Wellingtonian it's extra special for me to bring our Auckland-based duo to the Kapiti Coast. Our programme has beauty and energy in equal measure, and I'm particularly looking forward to performing Ken Young's charming Folk Songs in the composer's own stomping ground".


Thomas Rajna: Suite for Violin and Harp 17’30”

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Grammatté: Caprice (violin solo) 8'

Gabriel Pierné: Impromptu-Caprice (harp solo) 6’

Kenneth Young: Three Folk Songs 12'


Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango 20’

Claude Debussy, arr. Roques, trans. Bauer: La Plus Que Lente, 5’30”

Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie Op.124 13’

Tickets $35/ Students (under 16) $15.

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