The 2018 Matariki Awards have been announced and we hear from Stuart Maunder about the Opera in Concert staging of tonight’s live broadcast of Verdi’s Aida by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
1pm Lixin Zhang: A star on the rise
17 year old pianist Lixin Zhang is already a star. The year 13 Burnside High student’s debut album Play has just been released on Rattle and has shot to number 1 on RNZ Concert’s chart. He tells Eva Radich about his love of the piano, how many hours he practices and how despite the pressure he manages to still have real play in his life.
To end our week of ‘variations’, Murray Perahia’s award-winning performance of Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op 24 by Brahms.