Two of Aotearoa’s top chamber musicians have a delightful and varied programme of music for cello and piano in Cello Journey, coming to Bannockburn on Friday, 28th  May.

Inbal Megiddo and Rachel Thomson offer the audience a musical OE, travelling around the globe when we cannot, with music from Spanish nightlife with de Falla, Japanese culture with Salina Fisher, Russian countryside with Shostakovich and through to German concert halls with Brahms.

Cellist Inbal Megiddo has performed as soloist with many of the great orchestras and in major concert halls around the world, including recitals at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Staatsoper in Berlin, and concerto performances with the Berlin Symphony at the Philharmonie.

Maestro Zubin Mehta describes her as “An extremely talented, very musical musician.”

She regularly performs on a superb Fiorini cello, and was awarded use of a Stradivarius cello on loan by the Stradivari Society.

Pianist Rachel Thomson was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and grew up in Wellington where she began her piano studies with her mother.

She went on to study with Judith Clark, graduating from Victoria University of Wellington before continuing her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the United States, where she gained a doctorate in piano performance.

Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Friday 28th May 2021, 7pm

Coronation Hall, Bannockburn Tickets available from: artscentral.co.nz