Gina Kruger – Lunchtime Piano Recital – 7th June, 12.30 pm

We are really looking forward to welcoming Gina Kruger to our next Lunchtime Concert on 7th June at 12.30. The recital lasts about 45 minutes and will be followed by our usual Charity Lunch.

Nocturnes, Airs and Laments

Dido’s  Lament  Henry Purcell (1659-1695) arr. Robert-John Edwards (b.1976)

The Harp at Mount Stewart                        (composed 2011) June Armstrong

Sandpipers at Ballyquintin                                               ( 2011) Armstrong

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Le Cathedrale Engloute                                         Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Le Baiser de L’Enfant Jesus (from Vingt Regard)                Olivier Messiae
(1908-1992)

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Nocturne in E flat major                                           Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)

Nocturne in B flat major                                                  John Field (1782-1837)

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Gina Kruger holds degrees in piano from the United States and a post-graduate diploma from the Royal College of Music, London. During her studies at the Royal College of Music, she won the Fossat Award for Chamber Music which resulted in performances for the Queen of Denmark and a residency in France. She continues to appear as a recitalist locally and internationally. Her performance in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, featuring solo and duo Spanish repertoire with guitarist Stephen Reck, was deemed a ‘finely turned performance’ by the Irish Times in 2010.

Performance engagements in the United States have included two broadcasts of solo piano works (Messiaen, Beethoven, and Schumann) on Nebraska Public Radio and appearances at such prestigious venues as Merkin Concert Hall and The Juilliard School. She has performed extensively in Croatia.

Gina has served as vocal coach at Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, and The Juilliard School. She has continued her accompanying pursuits in England, serving as a vocal coach for Birkbeck Opera, Hand-Made Opera,Opera Anywhere, and the Abingdon Singing Festival, and has appeared in various London and Oxford venues whilst accompanying at RCM, RAM and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Gina serves as organist and soprano regularly in London churches, and is currently organist at St Augustine’s of Canterbury, Highgate.

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