Meeting on Sunday, 1 May 2022, 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St.
Performance – Oliver Howes who will be playing:
· Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70 – Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
· Deuxieme Polonaise, Op.14 – Napoleon Coste (1805-1883)
· Due Canzoni Lidie – Nuccio D’Angelo (1955*)
I. Espressivo; Tranquillo
After graduating in 2020 from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, in Melbourne Australia, UK born classical guitarist, Oliver Howes, moved back to New Zealand to continue his education. He has been a prize-winner in international and national competitions including a special award in the Senior Division of The Hague Altamira International Virtual Guitar Competition 2021, 2nd prize at the Melbourne Guitar Festival (Advanced category) in 2019 and performed on Australian national radio as a part of the 3MBS “The Talent” competition in 2020. He has performed in masterclasses for renowned artists such as Harold Gretton, Derek Gripper, and Benjamin Verdery.
Oliver Howes is a Licentiate of the Australian Music Examinations Board (with Distinction) and was a recipient of the ‘Directors Award 2021’ from the New Zealand School of Music because of an exceptional audition for undergraduate studies.
Adept at music from many different epochs with an affinity for the 19th and 20th centuries, he seeks to bring energy and new perspectives to the works he performs. Oliver currently studies with Jane Curry, pursuing a Bachelor of Music with a major in classical guitar performance at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University.