Classical Expressions 2024 presents

Andrew Joyce and Jian Liu

Thursday 27 June | 7.30pm

Renowned New Zealand based musicians Andrew Joyce and Jian Liu have crafted an ambitious programme that celebrates their musical and cultural heritages. Showcasing music for cello and piano from the UK, China, and NZ, the virtuosic duo bring a colourful assortment of melodies for the first half, followed by a larger Romantic sonata by Brahms for the latter half of the programme. Before joining the NZSO as Principal Cellist in 2010, UK born Andrew Joyce played regularly with the London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and toured the world’s great concert halls as Guest Principal. He joins forces with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Dr Jian Liu, who is currently the Programme Director of Classical Performance and Head of Piano Studies at the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī. Although the pair has played together in chamber ensembles, this is their first collaboration as a duo.

Johann Sebastian Bach | Gamba Sonata No 3 in G minor, BWV1029 (c. 1740) 15’

Ralph Vaughan Williams | Six Studies in English Folk Song (1926) 10’

New NZ commission, Eva Bedggood (or else Kenneth Young | Prelude) 7’

方岽清 (FANG Dongqing) | 林冲 (Lin Chong) (2009) 8’

Paul Hindemith | Phantasiestück in B major, Op 8 No 2 (1917) 9’

Johannes Brahms | Sonata in F major, Op 99 (1886) 30’

Adults $35 | Concession (Friends of Whirinaki/Piano Club/Upper Hutt Music Society) $32 | Student $20 | Booking fees apply to all sales | Bookings required