14 Feb 2020

Beethoven in Bannockburn (and Wanaka and Queenstown)

From Upbeat, 9:46 am on 14 February 2020
Kate Boyd and Justine Cormack

Kate Boyd and Justine Cormack Photo: Supplied

Having recently moved to Central Otago, violinist and former member of NZTrio Justine Cormack will be bringing Beethoven's violin and piano sonatas to her neighbourhood as a means of celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.

She'll be performing the works with US pianist Kate Boyd, who she first played with at Stony Brook University, NY, in the 1990s when the pair were both involved in doctoral studies.

Justine talked with David Morriss about the Beethoven sonata cycle, and about what she's been up to since leaving NZTrio.


Friday Feb 14, 7.30pm (Coronation Hall, Bannockburn)
Sonata in D Op12/1; Sonata in A Op 47/9; Sonata in A Op 47 “Kreutzer”

Saturday Feb 15, 7.30pm (Lake Wanaka Centre)
Sonata in A Op 12/2; Sonata in Eb Op 12/3; Sonata in C minor Op 30/2; Sonata in G Op 30/3

Sunday Feb 16, 6pm (Memorial Hall, Queenstown)
Sonata in A minor Op 23/4; Sonata in F Op 24/5 “Spring”; Sonata in G Op 96/10