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Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 Schedule

The Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 features a stunning variety of musical events throughout the week—competitions, classes, roundtable discussions, and, of course, concerts featuring the world's finest cellists.

You can also download the interactive schedule below which presents a full overview of the week's activities - try clicking the links to find out more about purchasing tickets, our international guests, or our sponsors.

Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 Interactive Schedule

All events will be held in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, with concerts in the Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, and masterclasses and panel discussions/lectures in the Whare. Further masterclasses will be held in the University of Waikato Chapel, a short around the lake from the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

For further details on the concerts, including the programmes, and masterclasses, you can download the respective schedules below. Please note the masterclass schedule is subject to change. Click here for more information on our guest lectures. Tickets to all masterclasses and lunchtime concerts will be by cash at the door; tickets for the evening recitals, as well as our Festival Passes are available from the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts website.

Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 Concert Schedule and Repertoire

Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 Masterclass Schedule

Saturday 20 August

  • 9.30am-7pm - Wallace International Cello Competition Semifinals

Sunday 21 August

  • PM - Official Welcome and Opening of Festival
  • 4pm - Concert: Santiago Cañón-Valencia with Katherine Austin

Monday 22 August

  • AM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • PM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 7.30pm - Concert: Cello Competition Finals

Tuesday 23 August

  • AM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • PM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 7.30pm - Concert: Li-Wei Qin and Katherine Austin

Wednesday 24  August

  • AM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 1pm - Lunchtime Concert: French Works with Philippe Muller, Lara Hall and Sarah Watkins
  • PM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 5pm - Lecture from Martin Rummel
  • 6pm - Roundtable Discussion: “State of the Arts”

Thursday 25 August

  • AM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 1pm - Lunchtime Concert: Bach Suites with Edward King
  • PM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 7.30pm - Concert: Wolfgang Schmidt and Katherine Austin

Friday 26 August

  • AM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 1pm - Lunchtime Concert: Contemporary Works with International Guests
  • PM - Masterclasses with International Cellists
  • 5pm - Lecture Demonstration from Heleen du Plessis
  • 6pm - Roundtable Discussion: “All About The Cello”

Saturday 27 August

  • AM - Workshop with Professor Richard Aaron: Orchestral Excerpts
  • PM - Workshop with Professor Richard Aaron: Improving Intonation
  • 7.30pm - Concerto Concert: University of Waikato Festival Chamber Orchestra and International Cellists

Sunday 28 August

  • 2.30pm - Gala Concert with University of Waikato Cellophonics and International Cellists