Megiddo & Thomson

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Inbal Megiddo (cello) and Rachel Thomson (piano)

Inbal Megiddo (cello) and Rachel Thomson present 'Cello Journey':

Manuel de FALLA | Suite Populaire Espagnole                     
Salina FISHER | Mono no aware (物の哀れ)                        

Clara SCHUMANN | Three Romances, op 22                         

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH | “Adagio” & “Springtime Waltz” from The Limpid Stream

Nadia BOULANGER | Three Pieces for Cello & Piano          

Johannes BRAHMS | Sonata no 2 in F, op 99                         

Inbal Megiddo (cello)

Cellist Inbal Megiddo has performed as soloist with many of the great orchestras and in major concert halls around the world, including recitals at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Staatsoper in Berlin, and concerto performances with the Berlin Symphony at the Philharmonie. Maestro Zubin Mehta describes her as “an extremely talented, very musical musician.” At her New York debut at the Lincoln Center her playing was hailed by the press as having “magical expression and technical expertise.” She has a “warm lustrous communicative way... the performance was sincerity personified!”

In high demand as a teacher, Ms. Megiddo is Senior Lecturer in Cello at the New Zealand School of Music. She has held faculty positions at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Yale University, and has been guest artist at festivals including the International Cello Congress in Japan and Israel, Beijing International Chamber Music Festival and Melbourne Cello Festival. She has given masterclasses at institutions around the world, including many of the major music schools in North America, Europe, Israel, and Australasia and is founder and director of the Cellophonia International Festival in Wellington.

Ms. Megiddo regularly performs on a superb Fiorini cello, and was awarded use of a Stradivarius cello on loan by the Stradivari Society.  

Rachel Thomson (piano)

Rachel Thomson was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and grew up in Wellington where she began her piano studies with her mother.  She went on to study with Judith Clark, graduating from Victoria University of Wellington before continuing her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the United States, where she gained a doctorate in piano performance.

Rachel is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Koru Trio and has worked as an orchestral pianist with the NZSO, Orchestra Wellington, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.  She has been a national recording artist for Concert FM and recorded for Trust Records with flutist Bridget Douglas, and she is active as a teacher, adjudicator and accompanist.


Venue & Date

The Harvest Centre, 324 Malfroy Road, Rotorua
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM

This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand