Houstoun, who hails from Feilding, brings sublime performances you
don’t want to miss. He received standing ovations last season by
playing two concertos in one night, by Mozart and Brahms.
This season, he’s just doing one, but fans of his finesse and
exquisite touch have plenty to look forward to in his interpretation
of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 with Orchestra Wellington.
The concert, ‘London Symphony’, on Saturday 11th August opens with,
Wild Cherry Tree, featuring two singers, countertenor Xiao Ma and bass
The composer, Gao Ping is a pianist-composer, born in Sichuan
province, known for evocative textures and piano vocalization.
He lived in New Zealand for six years teaching composition at
Canterbury University where he met Marc Taddei who was the
Christchurch Symphony’s music director.