RimuFest NZ 2024 Term 3 Holiday Programme

RimuFest NZ 2024 Term 3 Holiday Programme

September 29th → October 3rd

Open to: Violin, Viola and Cello

**Applications open July 1st

**Applications close August 31st

**Tuition: $260

The upcoming RimuFest Holiday Programme offers a chance for violinists, violists, and cellists to enhance their chamber music skills and techniques. Students aged 7 to 18, regardless of their level or ability, are encouraged to apply.

The five-day program includes engaging activities such as ensemble rehearsals, chamber music sessions, technique classes, and ends with a student concert.

  • Faculty and student concerts: Learn by watching professionals and participating yourself
  • Daily Chamber Coaching: Work with our expert coaches in daily sessions, both in small groups and larger ensembles
  • Chamber Music Masterclasses: Focus on performance techniques and public speaking

Faculty

Donald Maurice

Donald was until retiring in 2020 Professor of Music at Victoria University of Wellington. He has performed internationally for four decades as a solo violist and chamber musician and has given world premieres and New Zealand premieres of many works. He has presented at twenty International Viola Congresses.

He was awarded the Silver Alto Clef by the International Viola Society in 2000, was made an Honorary Life Member of the American Viola Society in 2007, and in 2009 he gave the William Primrose Memorial Concert in Utah. He has performed for New Zealand diplomatic missions in Washington DC, New York, Ottawa, Berlin, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Warsaw. In 2014 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

He has performed for New Zealand diplomatic missions in Washington DC, New York, Ottawa, Berlin, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Warsaw. In 2014 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Alejandro Larumbe

Alejandro Larumbe Martínez (RimuFest co-founder) is a violinist and conductor based in San Diego, California. Alejandro has performed as a violinist in the USA and Mexico with orchestras such as the Louisiana Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony and the Miami Symphoni Orchestra.

Alejandro started his violin studies at age five in his native Mexico. He received a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Florida International University, and a masters and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting studying with Carlos Riazuelo at Louisiana State University.

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