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Adam Hoven was born in the United Kingdom and immigrated to New Zealand when he was eight years old. He is passionate about his paintings and is known for his attention to detail in his portraiture, New Zealand landscapes and alternative worlds.

Exciting and versatile pianist Stephen De Pledge and dynamic conductor Jose Aparicio, 18 September, 2.30pm

‘Selected Works’- Adam Hoven and Simon Willis Opening: 8 September, 12 noon to 1.30pm

Auckland artist Simon Willis remains dedicated to exploring the portrait and abstraction, with his faith as the main theme throughout his work and life. Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm. F PN TOI ORA GALLERY, 6 Putiki Street, T: 09 360 4171,,

New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge is one of the most exciting and versatile musicians of his generation. A pianist of ‘immense intelligence’ he intends to improvise the cadenzas for the Mozart Concerto (no 20 K466) at this concert. In Mozart’s time it was normal for the soloist to spontaneously improvise in the moments before the end of the first and third movements to this concerto. Stephen de Pledge’s career was launched after winning the Gold Medal from the Guildhall and the NFMS Young Concert Artists’ Award. He has since maintained a diverse and wide-ranging performing schedule, as soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist. Stephen’s solo performances have taken him throughout the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Singapore, Japan, Australia and the United States. Concerto appearances include the Philharmonia (London) and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, and performances in the Barbican and Fairfield Halls. As a chamber musician, Stephen has collaborated with groups such as Chamber Domaine, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble and the Scottish Ensemble. Stephen has always been an advocate for contemporary music and he has given the world premiere performances of many works in addition to his solo recordings. He has broadcast for Radio 3 and Classic FM in the United Kingdom and also on radio in United States, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden and for BBC Television. Stephen de Pledge is currently the Senior Lecturer in Piano at the University of Auckland - a position he combines with performing in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Adam Hoven - Pyramid and space

St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra who will accompany Stephen de Pledge produces the kind of music that is magic; excellence is their only option. Highly recommended - their concerts play to full houses. Make sure you get there early. TICKETS Door sales cash or cheque. Adults $25. Concessions $20. Children under 12 free. F PN ST MATTHEW-IN-THE-CITY CHURCH corner Wellesley and Hobson Streets,

Simon Willis - Man Interrupted

The World Belongs to the Dissatisfied

Pianist Steven De Pledge


PONSONBY NEWS+ September 2016



Ponsonby? Anyone not heard of us? We are Auckland's most talked-about part of town. ENJOY :-))


Ponsonby? Anyone not heard of us? We are Auckland's most talked-about part of town. ENJOY :-))