11 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Wednesday 11 July

From Upbeat, 11:22 am on 11 July 2018



France might have won its semi-final in the Football World Cup, but they’ve still got a long way to go in equality in music. How much was a manuscript of Elgar’s Enigma Variations valued at on Antiques Roadshow?


1pm Young Canadian pianist to open Wallace International Piano Festival

The Wallace International Piano Festival opens tomorrow with a recital from young Canadian pianist Avan Yu. Avan came to international attention when he won the Sydney Piano Competition in 2012, and his Auckland recital comes in the midst of a return concert tour to Australia. Avan talks to Upbeat about his life in music, and affinity with the music of Liszt.

Avan Yu

Avan Yu Photo: Supplied


More 'mellow cello' with a performance of Haydn's Cello Concerto in D HobVIIb/4 - Torleif Thedeen with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. It's one of many RNZ cello recordings you can listen to whenever you want on our website.