Sunday 5 May 2024 at 5pm
The Francis-Lee Duo returns once again to captivate audiences at the Waiheke Musical Museum in May 2024. Renowned for their honest and engaging performances, the Duo brings their passion for chamber music to life with a new programme spanning over a century of music. The centrepiece of the programme is the legendary Polish musician Paderewski’s Violin Sonata in A minor, Op.13. This compelling work will be performed on the 1897 Bechstein Concert Grand piano, previously played by Paderewski himself during his Australasian Tour in 1904.
Join us for an immersive musical journey that beautifully intertwines the past with the present.
Mozart Rondo in C major, K.373 Beethoven Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.12 No.1 Paderewski Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op.13 Kreisler Caprice Viennois, Op.2
Charlotte Francis (violin) grew up in Brisbane and began learning violin and piano from the age of five. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Auckland and a PhD in Classics from the University of Otago. She has performed both as solo and ensemble performer throughout New Zealand and taught violin for the Marama Strings Project. Charlotte currently manages a busy violin studio in Royal Oak.
Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Gemma Lee (piano) is a collaborative pianist with a Master of Music (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland. She has performed in venues across the United Kingdom and Europe, including at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Goldener Saal of the Vienna Musikverein. A firm believer in the power of music education for all-round development, Gemma currently manages Lewis Eady Music School which delivers music lessons to up to 1,000 students across Auckland and Wellington.
Photo credit: Kimberley Annan
BOOKING CHANGES – Due to our limited resources we are no longer accepting bookings by email or phone, and we can only accept online payments by debit or credit card. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert if not sold out, pay by cash or credit/debit card (no surcharge).