Halida Dinova brings her Liszt to New Zealand,
by HOWARD SMITH
While touring in New Zealand during the 2015 southern autumn, pianist Halida Dinova faced a diversity of music lovers — from a small town rural audience, regular city concertgoers, musical cognoscenti in Wellington, advanced music school students, Christchurch piano graduates recovered from destruction of several music venues in the devastating 2011 earthquake, attentive wide-eyed Montessori schoolchildren and members of the Auckland Jewish Community.
(NB: An immediate aftermath of the killer South Island earthquake prompted ten student instrumentalists — The Canterbury Cellists — to devise a concert tour of both NZ islands with Edith Salzmann, leader and head of cello at the Christchurch university, in works of Albéniz, Ernesto Nazareth, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and J S Bach.)
In picturesque Greytown, a small, prosperous Victorian country town, one-hundred-and-five appreciative music lovers attended Ms Dinova's first NZ (2015) recital, held in a private purpose-built concerts home.
In Wellington; the NZ capital, base for the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, NZ Opera, and the New Zealand String Quartet, the second home concert attracted professional musicians...
Copyright © 17 May 2015 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand