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Stephen Watson - Piano Recital

15th September
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Waimakariri Community Arts Council


Stephen began learning piano at the age of 4. At 14, he achieved his LMusNZ.  Four years later, he completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours. He followed this with his Master of Music with Distinction supervised by Dr. Jian Liu, Head of Piano at the New Zealand School of Music.  Stephen is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music, having been awarded the diploma with Distinction.

Stephen’s exceptional academic record & his outstanding musicianship have seen him win numerous prizes & scholarships throughout his university career.

He is currently studying in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik Demold with the celebrated Chilean-German pianist Prof. Alfredo Perl.

Stephen is especially attracted to the great romantic repertoire, particularly Chopin and Liszt, and has performed many of these masterpieces to critical acclaim.


Papillons, Op. 2 - Robert Schumann
English Suite No. 3 in G minor - J.S. Bach
In Dahomey - Percy Grainger


Trois mouvement perpétuels - Francis Poulenc
Chopin Sonata in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 - Frédéric Chopin

Tickets: Adult $25 Student $10 from Rangiora Library. Cash or cheque only please. This concert is presented by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council.