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A Classical Afternoon with Amalia Hall and Stephen De Pledge

  • Date: Sunday 18 July
  • Time: 1pm & 4pm
  • Location: Ferner Galleries, 98 Acacia Heights Drive
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Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington and violinist of NZTrio, Amalia Hall has been praised for her “compelling… spellbinding performance” and noted for her pure and natural artistry.

Amalia’s career extends internationally with considerable success, including winning the 1st prize at a number of international competitions. She is also a major prize winner at numerous others and as a teenager she won all of the major national awards in New Zealand.

Since making her solo debut at the age of 9 with the Auckland Philharmonia, Amalia has been a regular soloist with orchestras in New Zealand and concertises internationally as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.

New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician.  He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, winning the Gold Medal in his final year and subsequently spending two years as a Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in Paris.  He made his debuts in the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican Hall in London and has since given concerto performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, New London and Philharmonia Orchestras, amongst others.  Solo performances in recent seasons have taken him to Tokyo, Cologne, Paris and New York, as well as throughout New Zealand, where he has been based since 2010.  He has performed with many musicians and has an extensive discography including playing the 1st piano concerto of Lyell Cresswell, which was written for him in 2012.  In addition to his performing schedule Stephen De Pledge has a teaching position in the piano department at the School of Music, University of Auckland.

Amalia and Stephen play works of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Falla and Gershwin.