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Successful artists team up for special Castlegar concert

Nelson violinist Natasha Hall, left, and Rossland pianist, Nina Horvath perform at the Kootenay Gallery on Sunday, January 12.  - Submitted
Nelson violinist Natasha Hall, left, and Rossland pianist, Nina Horvath perform at the Kootenay Gallery on Sunday, January 12.
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The next concert in the TD Bank Kootenay Gallery Concert Series features local rising stars Natasha Hall, violin and Nina Horvath. This concert will take place at the Kootenay Gallery.

Highlighting the sensitive musicianship of the two young players, the program will include works for violin and piano by composers Debussy, Mozart, Strauss and Williams (Schindler’s List). Joining the duo, locals Nicola Everton, clarinet and Bessie Wapp, narration will round out the program with trio works including Stravinsky’s devilishly saucy musical theatre piece, “The Soldier’s Tale.”

Nelson violinist Natasha Hall is currently based in London, England where she studies with Rodney Friend (former concertmaster of the London and New York Philharmonic Orchestras as well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra). Appearing as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, Natasha has garnered numerous awards and has appeared on CBC TV, “The Nature of Things”, with David Suzuki. With a keen social conscience, Natasha has raised over $25,000 for various charities through benefit performances.

Rossland pianist Nina Horvath is currently based in Vancouver, BC, where she studies collaborative piano with Rena Sharon. She has enjoyed creating many new musical relationships in the Vancouver area as well as in her home region of the West Kootenays. In addition to her academic studies, she has participated in summer festivals in Chautauqua, Bowdoin, Banff, Edmonton, Vancouver and Salzburg, Austria. She has performed on three continents and is in high demand as a collaborative pianist in the Vancouver musical community.

The Kootenay Gallery Concert Series wishes to thank its generous sponsors for the season, TD Canada Trust and Columbia Basin Trust

This concert will take place at the Kootenay Gallery on Sunday January 12th at 1:30.  Tickets are $12 for Kootenay Gallery members and $15 for general admission. Please contact the Kootenay Gallery at 250 365-3337 or www.kootenaygallery.com for concert information.

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