2024 International Alfred Hill Festival
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(9am-3pm NZ Time + Repeat 12 hours later at 9pm-3am)
Donald Maurice (NZ)
DONALD MAURICE, Emeritus Professor at Victoria University, Wellington, has performed internationally for five decades as a viola soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. Donald has been a major figure at 20 International Viola Congresses. His discography spans 20 CDs and two films and his live performance of Boris Pigovat’s “Holocaust Requiem” with Orchestra Wellington received critical acclaim here and in Europe and North America. With the Dominion Quartet he recorded on Naxos all 17 string quartets by Alfred Hill. In 2014 he was awarded MNZM for Services to Music.
Sherry Grant (NZ/Taiwan)
SHERRY GRANT, a Taiwan-born New Zealand concert pianist, cellist and poet, is the mastermind behind the International KM100NZ Festival. She is co-author of Bat Girl and co-editor of Haiku Zoo Journal and Raining Rengay. Sherry is well published as a haiku, cherita and rengay poet and the winner of the 2021 Otoroshi Rengay Contest with co-writer Alan Peat (UK). Through the KM100NZ festival Sherry wishes for the world to see New Zealand in a new light while celebrating one of the most important writer New Zealand has ever produced. Sherry wrote 2 books (100 poems) dedicated to Katherine Mansfield titled Being Katherine and Meet Mansfield. She has also been performing concert tours as solo and collabourative pianist both within NZ and around the world since 2019 to promote New Zealand music and landscape. Sherry was artistic director of the International Scriabin 150 Festival (2022), International Hindemith & Copland Festival (2021) and War & Peace Arts & Music Festival (2019). She believes that her efforts in organising these international festivals will ultimately lead to the Next Golden Age. When she is not performing concerts or writing or organsing events, Sherry would be busy driving her four kids around town.