Presented by Tomas Hurnik
Szabolcs Illes, Hungary - Baroque violin
Edita Keglerova, Czech Republic - Harpsichord
Tomas Hurnik - Baroque cello
Philippa Lodge - Baroque violin
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Wed February 18 Timaru - Sacred Heart Basilica
Thu February 19 Christchurch – Knox Church
Sat February 21 Nelson – Nelson Cathedral
Mon February 23 Greymouth – St. Patrick’s Church
Thu February 26 Queenstown - St. Peter’s Church
Fri February 27 Invercargill - St. Mary’s Basilica
Sat February 28 Oamaru – St. Luke’s Church
SZABOLCS ILLÉS studied at Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. He studied baroque violin and early music presentation led by Dario Luisi and Susanne Scholz in Vienna and Graz. On courses he studied with famous baroque violinists as Enrico Gatti, Marinett Troost, Lucy van Dael or Simon Standage. At Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig studied with Susanne Scholz. In 2009 he gained the Master in Music degree at Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Sigiswald Kuijken’s class. He has been performing as a member of world-famous orchestra, the La Petite Bande. . Since 2008, he has been a concertmaster of the Hof-Musici orchestra which is primarily working on the reconstruction and presentation of baroque operas with authentic instruments, costumes and original settings. He gives concerts with his own ensemble the Accademia Capricciosa and other baroque ensembles (Dolce Risonanza, Cammermusik Potsdam, Concert Royal Köln) in Germany, Austria, Belgium the Czech Republic and other European countries.
EDITA KEGLEROVÁ graduated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Prof. G. Lukšaité Mrázkova. She studied with J. Ogg at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and then at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2007, she defended her doctoral thesis on Interpretation and Theory of Interpretation at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She is a laureate of several international music competitions. As a soloist or member of chamber ensembles, she has performed in many important concert halls not only in Europe but also overseas (Japan, New Zealand, Africa, USA). She cooperates with many ensembles, including the Prague Baroque Ensemble, Hipocondria, and Barocco Sempre Giovanne.
She is teaching at Jan Neruda Music Grammar School in Prague. In 2011, she became a professor at the Prague Music Conservatory. She has repeatedly led master classes at the Summer School of Early Music in Prachatice.
TOMAS HURNIK has a rich musical career performing with Czech symphonies, recording for radio and television, winning various chamber music competitions and taking part in prestigious chamber groups such as Talich Chamber Orchestra. He has played with various period instrument groups such as Musica Florea, Capella Regia Prague and Solamente Naturali with which he performed and toured around Europe.
He is now the associate principal in Christchurch Symphony and continues to be passionate about period instrument playing and organizes and performs in concerts, workshops and master classes of Baroque music in New Zealand.
PHILIPPA LODGE studied the violin under Nathaniel Vallois at the Birmingham Conservatoire as an undergraduate. She developed a passion for early music and historically informed performance and began studying with Nicolette Moonen. After graduating she was awarded the Corton-Hyde scholarship to persue postgraduate study with Maggie Faultless and Kate Fawcett. After a masterclass with the Amsterdam Quartet she was invited to study with violist Robin Ireland, formerly of the Lindsay Quartet and became a junior fellow of the Birmingham Conservatoire.
Philippa has enjoyed a varied career playing with the Musical and Amicable society as principal viola, the Corelli Consort, and Marches Baroque as an early musician performing on both the violin and viola. Moving to Christchurch in 2013 she is now a member of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and performs around the country and Europe.