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Friday 31 March, 7.30 pm  (Anzac Hall)

MICHAEL ENDRES - Piano Recital

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Michael Endres

Wairarapa classical music enthusiasts have been giving a warm reception to the Mulled Wine Concert series presented by Mary Gow. During 2022, the series covered six concerts ranging from formal piano recitals through harp and violin duos to a full-on big-band jazz session. With support from local arts organisations and commercial sponsors, Gow – a concert pianist herself – is intent on building upon her success last year to present a further series of concerts in the Wairarapa during 2023.

The highly regarded German pianist Michael Endres will return to give a second Mulled Wine Concert in Featherston's Anzac Hall on Friday 31 March at 7:30 PM. International critics have described Endres as "one of the most interesting pianists recording today". He has released 35 CDs during his career and his extensive prizewinning discography includes the prestigious Diapason d'Or (France) which he was recently awarded for the third time and the Choc du Musique which he has won twice. He has appeared at major festivals and concert-halls all over the world. A prominent academic musician, Endres had a distinguished teaching career in Germany, Norway and New Zealand before he decided to concentrate on performance and recording.

His reviews from music publications have been outstanding: Diapason magazine said of his 2018 release "Splendidly recorded by Cologne Radio, in an acoustic which allows the piano to resonate with a fullness, a brilliance without hardness, and a breadth of sonority which is ideal for Schubert, these works chosen by Michael Endres flow endlessly between jubilation and drama."

His Featherston programme will include Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata", a selection from Schubert's "Impromptus" (Op.142), Chopin's "Barcarolle" and music from the great American composer, George Gershwin.

Mulled Wine Concerts organiser Mary Gow says, " We are very excited to be presenting a series of new Wairarapa concerts this year. As before, our objective is to present the best music while keeping admission prices at an affordable level. The wonderful ANZAC Hall in Featherston has excellent acoustics and a splendid piano. What a pleasure it will be to hear exquisite music in such a pleasant setting!"

ANZAC Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston 5710
Friday 31 March 2023 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: Adults $35 Students (under 16) $15.
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