Upbeat for Monday 27 June 2016
1pm Remembering a great artist, violinist Jan Tawroszewicz
Pianist Diedre Irons pays tribute to violinist Jan Tawroszewicz who died at his Christchurch home on Saturday. The Polish musician raised musicianship to a new level in this country after he arrived to teach at the University of Canterbury in 1985. Diedre formed the Canterbury Trio with Jan and Alexander Ivashkin and talks about the sublime performances they shared.
1.20 Time for Tui Contenders to Tune In
Damian Vaughan is CEO of Recorded Music NZ Limited, a not for profit organisation responsible for running the NZ Music Awards, and the Official NZ Top40 Chart. Nominations for all categories of the Music Awards have just opened and we ask why classical music has such a low profile.
1.40 Exploring global consciousness through the power of music
Christchurch choir Global Voices is celebrating twenty years of music making. Music Director Helen Charlton and long time member Debbie Carter talk about the philosophy of the choir and how it continues to develop.