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The Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2012 Winner's Tour Log

"It was a very special feeling being again in New Zealand.  There are many wonderful things here -  the beauty, the music, the attitude. The people are one of the most remarkable things I encountered on the tour - they’re absolutely amazingly friendly and supportive.  This country is positive in all ways.
 
Touring could be difficult with musicians from different musical schools and even different generations, but Michael Houstoun was wonderful to tour with. He was really great to me, really reacting on all my proposals and being a very sensible ensemble player.  He’s a wonderful musician.  There was such a marvelous flow of ideas between us and we were able to get really deep into the music.

Thank you so much to Michael and Christine Hill, my wonderful NZ families the Bells and the Becrofts, thank you also to Anne, Michael Houstoun, Ashley Brown, the APO and to Chamber Music New Zealand for organizing such an amazing tour.  I will always appreciate it.
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– Sergey Malov

Media



Listen to Sergey's interview on Radio NZ Concert Upbeat 5 June.



Review by Steve Scott in Hamilton Press
Hamilton Press, Hamilton Waikato published 06 Jun 2012 in General News, page 21




Review by Peter Williams in Hawkes Bay Today
Hawkes Bay Today, Hawkes Bay, 11 Jun 2012, General News, page 4




Watch Sergey perform two works by Bach and talk about the Competition on TVNZ’s Good Morning programme 19 June.
Photo credit: TVNZ




NZ Herald Review 19 June by William Dart.
Photo credit: NZ Herald




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Tour Photos



Michael Houstoun and Sergey Malov arriving in Rotorua for the first of their month-long Chamber Music New Zealand tour.

Photo credit: MHIVC




Putting the finishing touches on the first programme.
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Michael, Ashley and Sergey right after Beethoven's Ghost Trio.
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Sergey takes some time out for an icehockey game. Turns out, he's a huge fan.
Photo credit: MHIVC




Sergey performing at the Queenstown Memorial Hall.
Photo credit: Simon Darby




Sergey performing at the Queenstown Memorial Hall.
Photo credit: Simon Darby




Sergey performing at the Queenstown Memorial Hall.
Photo credit: Simon Darby




Sergey performing at the Queenstown Memorial Hall.
Photo credit: Simon Darby




Sergey performing at the Queenstown Memorial Hall.
Photo credit: Simon Darby




Executive Director Anne Rodda enthralled by Sergey's playing.
Photo credit: Supplied.




Sir Michael, Lady Christine and Sergey.
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Sergey with his surrogate family Louise and Alf Bell and their friend Heidi McCloud, photographer and skiing guide. (Thanks Heidi!)
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They don't call these mountains The Remarkables for nothing!
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The Man!
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The Star!
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Sergey playing the Violoncello de spalla.
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Finishing with a flourish...
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And the crowd goes wild!
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Masterclasses



Sergey gives a masterclass with students at Waikato University.
Photo credit: MHIVC



Sergey demonstrating the violoncello de spalla.
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Sergey's Waikato University masterclass.
Photo credit: MHIVC



More demonstrations of the violoncello de spalla.
Photo courtesy of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra



Sergey teaching a masterclass in Christchurch.
Photo
courtesy of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra



Sergey teaching a masterclass in Christchurch.
Photo
courtesy of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra



Sergey teaching a masterclass in Christchurch.
Photo
courtesy of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra


"Thanks so much for the opportunity to attend this class... he was wonderful, so generous with his time & ideas. They were lucky students, as was the audience." Vivien C.

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Community Outreach


The Competition and Chamber Music New Zealand recommended audience members make a donation for their Auckland chamber recital programme books, and through this, were able to donate three violins for Sistema Aotearoa, which Sergey was able to present.



Sergey visited the highly successful Sistema Aotearoa programme in Auckland’s southern suburb of Otara. He played a little bit for them and then with them as well as answered their questions.
Photo credit: MHIVC



Sergey Malov trying a donated violin.
Photo credit: MHIVC



Sistema Aotearoa kids playing with Sergey Malov.
Photo credit: MHIVC


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