Events Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy OP 46 with International Violinist Simone Roggen
Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy OP 46 with International Violinist Simone Roggen
St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra performing Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy OP 46
with International Violinist Simone Roggen
Conductor Brent Stewart
Sunday 20 October 2019 2.30 PM
Vibrant international violinist Simone Roggen was a winner from the start. Auckland born she began violin lessons with her twin brother at 3; won a scholarship to St Cuthbert’s College; completed her Masters at the UOA with Mary O’Brien in 2004 winning the Senior Prize for the highest postgraduate mark; won the National Chamber Music Competition twice; was concertmaster of various youth orchestras from the age of 11; appeared on National Radio and Television and performed most of the major violin concertos.
Internationally Simone has travelled around Switzerland Europe as chamber musician and soloist. In 2012 she became the Primarius of the Faust Quartett, which requires very high level of musicianship; performed Brahms’s Violin Concerto in Paris and became co-soloist of the second violins in the Geneva Chamber Orchestra. With Spira mirabilis she has worked with top young musicians from around the world.
In 2017 Simone led the London BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 she won the position of Concertmaster in two different orchestras in Switzerland. In 2020 will be recording her first CD.
The winning continues – now at her peak – this concert showcases Simone’s extra-ordinary talent.
TICKETS Eventfinda or Door sales cash only. Adults $30. Concessions $25. children under 12 free. Student Rush on the day $15. ST MATTHEW-IN-THE-CITY CHURCH corner Wellesley & Hobson Streets.
If you have not heard St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra play then you are missing one of the finest musical experiences in Auckland.