14 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Thursday 14 June

From Upbeat, 11:32 am on 14 June 2018


We find out which renowned cellists are coming to NZ in December, what happens when a famous artist gets rejected from the Royal Academy Art Show and Orchestra Wellington announce a new board chair.

Orchestra Wellington 2016

Orchestra Wellington 2016 Photo: Mifarr Photography

1pm Somi Kim

New Zealand pianist Somi Kim specializes in collaborative music making. She made a decision while studying at the Royal Academy in London that working with other musicians would be her focus. She’s about to make her debut with NZTrio in the midst of a full schedule playing for international competitions, master classes and at summer schools from her base in London.

Somi Kim

Somi Kim Photo: Liz Isles


We celebrate another rising music star. Today’s ‘rising star’ is French pianist Adam Laloum, winner of the Clara Haskil Competition in 2009. He’s playing Schubert’s epic Sonata in Bb D960.

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert Photo: W A Rieder, Public Domain