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The Lazarus String Quartet to perform

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 15 Aug, 2019 | By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The Lazarus String Quartet, two violins, viola and cello, will be performing Mozart, Beethoven and Bartok in the Lake Wanaka Centre on Tuesday August 20.

The four young musicians began with great success both at home and internationally, winning competitions and performing regularly. They performed at important festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Heidelberger Frühling and the Muziktage in Hitzacker.

Graduating as Chamber Music Masters from the University of Music, Drama and Media, Hanover, the quartet now comprises members from all corners of the globe — Mayumi Kanagawa (USA/Japan), Jos Jonker (The Netherlands), Albin Uusijärvi (Sweden), and Alice Gott (New Zealand).

The Lazarus String Quartet has been a part of the ProQuartet organisation in Paris since 2013, where they regularly perform concerts and take part in masterclasses. A highlight from this concert series was the premiere of Arnold Schönberg's Ein Flüstern in der Nacht in Salle Gaveau, Paris.

The Quartet are prize-winners of the Royal Overseas League Competition, the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation, and the Regionsstipendium Hannover. They continue to have the ongoing and generous support of the Pettman Foundation.

Presented by the Wanaka Concert Society on Tuesday August 20 at 7.30 pm in the Lake Wanaka Centre. Cash sales from Gifted, 19 Helwick Street or online Eventfinda.co.nz. 

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