Mar 27

2014 Season

Hello Friends~

2014 began with a number of smaller, private performances which were quite enjoyable. Below you may find the rest of my concerts for the year thus far. I must say the highlight will be performing the much-loved Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, a piece which I have adored for many years and am privileged to be learning and studying. I have also added some videos to the site, so please enjoy browsing those under the Listen/Watch page.

April 4th, Friday: Taupo Lunchtime Concerts, 12PM–St. Andrew’s Church, Taupo.  Program includes Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Albeniz and Debussy.

April 25th, Friday: ANZAC Reflections with Cantando Choir; 2.30 PM at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion. For more information, please visit  www.cantando.org.nz.

(Non-performance) June 20-22nd: Adjudicator for the Wellington Piano Plus Festival, sponsored by the Wellington Branch of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers. 

August 17th, Sunday 2:30 PM: Solo Recital in Putaruru at The Plaza, Kensington Street. Sponsored by the South Waikato Music Society.

November 23rd, Sunday 7:30PM: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra; Founder’s Theatre, Hamilton; 4PM. For more information, please visit http://www.twso.co.nz/index.shtml

December 4th, Thursday: Thursdays at Seven, Howick, Auckland. Solo recital. For more information, please visit http://www.wattsandwatts.co.nz/events.php?qid=anytime480eb0ebd6924

 

 

 

Sep 26

And away we go…..

Hello friends~As we turn to springtime in the Southern Hemisphere and autumn in the Northern, I’d like to introduce two upcoming solo recitals at which I’ll be performing a new programme: one that includes a theme of farewells, journeys, arrivals, and adventures to distant lands–literally and metaphorically. Looking forward to playing for you!

Friday November 15th–7PM at St. Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ 

http://standrews.org.nz/community/concerts-and-events/

Sunday November 17th–2:30 PM at St. Andrew’s Church, Cambridge, NZ

Programme:

Scarlatti: 2 Sonatas 

Beethoven: ‘Les Adieux’ Sonata, Op. 81a

John Psathas: Waiting for the Aeroplane

Benjamin Britten: 2 movements from ‘Holiday Diary’, Op. 5

Albeniz: Cordoba and El Puerto

Ravel: Alborado del gracioso

Chopin: 3 Waltzes

Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B minor

May 21

Southern Hemisphere Winter

I’m pleased to be performing the beautiful Piano Concerto of Robert Schumann on July 20th and 21st in Whangarei and Kerikeri, with the Northland Sinfonia conducted by Nigel Harrison.

For more information, please visit http://www.northlandsinfonia.co.nz/concerts/.

On Friday, July 5th, please come to Taupo for a lunchtime concert at 12 noon, where I’ll be playing a 45 minute program at St. Andrew’s Church on Titiraupenga Road.

In August, I will be part of the celebratory ‘Viva Cantando’ concert, given by Cantando Choir at the Gallagher Performing Arts Academy at Waikato University, Hamilton.

Please visit http://www.cantando.org.nz/ for details and ticket information.

I’m busy learning a new solo recital program for the 2014 season, part of which will be debuted at a recital in my very own town of Cambridge, on November 17th this year. Stay tuned for more information on this ‘travel-themed’ program, which I hope will be appealing to my audiences.

Jan 16

Summer and Autumn 2013

I’m looking very much forward to giving a solo recital in NZ’s beautiful capital city of Wellington.

Wednesday, 27th of February at St. Andrew’s on the Terrace:

http://standrews.org.nz/community/free-lunchtime-concerts/

The next evening, February 28th, I’ll be at the Colosseum Bistro in Gisborne. This promises to be a delightful evening of music, food and festivity. I’ll be playing light classical and popular tunes as well as selections from my CD, ‘A New View’, which will be for sale on the night.

For a taste of the Colosseum, please visit:

http://www.colosseum.net.nz/

 

During this lovely New Zealand summer, I have the treat of performing with two fine singers for an evening and afternoon of ‘Opera Favourites’ during the Arts Whakatane Festival. The concerts will be Saturday, January 26th, and Sunday, January 27th. Join us for a memorable concert in a beautiful seaside town! For more information, please visit:

http://www.artswhakatane.co.nz/whats-on.html

 

Further into the autumn season, I’ll be performing two recitals in the Waikato area.

March 17th, Sunday, 2PM: The Te Awamutu Music Society presents Melanie Lina, pianist, and Elaine Wogan, soprano. Melanie will be performing solo piano works and will then be joined by Elaine for a selection of arias and songs. Concert takes place at The Woolshed, Te Awamutu.

March 24th, Sunday, 2:30 PM:  The South Waikato Music Society presents Melanie Lina in recital at The Plaza, Putaruru.

Sep 20

Welcome!

Hello Friends and thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy perusing these pages, where you will find information about my musical background, performance activities, recordings, and some musings of my own. Please feel free to use the Contact page to send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you!