Nikki Chooi with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra


2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition winner Nikki Chooi stars in a programme of musical landscapes, from Scotland to New Zealand, and from Schumann to Webern. 

Bruch is renowned for the emotional depth of his violin writing, and the Scottish Fantasy is no exception.  It is a rapturous work, and perfect for displaying Nikki Chooi’s beautiful playing. 

The concert also features a new work by New Zealander  Ross Harris, who was inspired to write this latest composition for the APO’s Principal Viola Robert Ashworth.

Italian conductor Giordano Bellincampi makes a welcome return to the APO to conduct this vibrant concert.


Violin FantasyThe New Zealand Herald Premier Series
Giordano Bellincampi

Nikki Chooi

Robert Ashworth
Harris   Aria for viola and string orchestra
Bruch   Scottish Fantasy
Webern   6 Pieces for Orchestra
Schumann   Symphony No 4
5 June 2014 @ 8.00pm
Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE
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  • The Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2014 Winner’s Tour is made possible through the exceptional collegiality with partners Chamber Music New Zealand and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

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    We warmly acknowledge our other tour presenting partners:

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    In addition to the generosity shown by our sponsors, we wish to thank the following companies for their support of the 2014 Winner’s Tour:

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    Tour ground transportation has been provided by Wellington International Airport, printing of the programme book provided by ODT Print, attire for Nikki Chooi provided by Working Style, Queenstown hospitality equipment provided by Party Plus, Queenstown artist accommodation provided by Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa.

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