Classical Pianist Kinga Krupa Photo Supplied

Professional pianist Kinga Krupa is really excited to be playing again in Bannockburn’s Coronation Hall on Saturday, 15 May, to begin her 2022 concert tour of the South Island.

Kinga is no stranger to Bannockburn.  Just over two years ago she played a concert in the Coronation Hall with flautist Allen Hogan.

“I’ve also been fortunate enough to have had a few practices there at other times,” says Kinga.  “It’s a lovely  hall and the piano is beautiful.”

The classically-trained performer and piano teacher, born in Poland, comes from a musical family and has been playing since she was six.  She has over 15 years experience performing internationally throughout Europe and now New Zealand.

She and her Irish partner came to New Zealand in 2017 for the outdoor lifestyle and now have residency.  They settled in Queenstown where she finds ‘the most beautiful and welcoming community of dedicated people’.

Kinga says,“The past two years have been difficult for everyone.  We have had to adapt and during the lockdown I taught my piano students online to keep them going.  It’s good to be able to get out now and perform.”

Kinga’s concert is based on music by the Hungarian composer Ferenc Liszt, best known for his piano music, and French composer Claude Debussy, whose extremely difficult piano masterpieces, it is alleged, are a warning to pianists not to take up music professionally unless they have remarkable hands.

She says, “I am really looking forward to sharing this beautiful music with everyone!”

Tickets for the 3pm concert are available at www.artscentral.co.nz or at the door.