Liam Wooding was born in Whanganui and is passionate about New Zealand music.
He is one of Aotearoa’s most exciting emerging pianists and is about to visit Central Otago in association with Chamber Music New Zealand, Regional Tour 2021.
As a chamber musician, he has participated in courses and residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada, the Skidmore College in USA, and Four Winds in Australia.
In 2018 he was the recipient of the Pettman/ROSL Chamber Music Scholarship which will enable him to study and perform in the United Kingdom for one month with The Morton Trio – the group he toured as part of, with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2019.
Liam was a prizewinner in the National Concerto Competition where he performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and he has performed as a soloist with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is currently a doctorate candidate at the University of Waikato, researching New Zealand piano music.
His concert programme will range from Beethoven and Debussy to John Adams and Duke Ellington, on the themes of reflection (reflecting light, reflective contemplation) and connections (across time, across space, through barriers).
It will feature a brand-new work by Australian Stuart Greenbaum, Remote Connections, inspired by the experience of isolation over covid.
Where: Coronation Hall, Bannockburn
When: Tuesday 6 June 2021,7.30pm
Presented by Cromwell & Districts Community Arts Council Inc
Tickets available from: Artscentral.co.nz