La Flute Enchantee at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre

La Flute Enchantee

Clare Hood and Eva Ding Present

Price: ADULT $25.00
STUDENT With Student ID & Children 12 years & under $10.00

Sunday, 20 August 17:00 pm

Running time: 105 minutes
Interval time: 20 mins


Eva Ding (flute)and Clare Hood (soprano) present La Flûte Enchantée, a concert of works for voice and flute, with Rachel Fuller (piano), including a new work for soprano, flute, and piano by young NZ composer Josiah Carr. Funds raised by the concert will go towards supporting Clare and Eva in their postgraduate study in Europe and America. 
Paradisum (Epsom's premier female choir) will also take part in the performance. 

Eva Ding is an alumna of Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, and is currently completing her BMus (Hons) as the holder of a Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Auckland School of Music under the tutelage of Professor Uwe Grodd.

Beginning in August, Eva will be pursuing her MMus at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, with an MSM President's Scholarship valued at USD$30,000, where she will be studying under the Principal Flutist of the New York Philharmonic U Robert Langevin. Clare and Eva are both recipients of 2017 Arts Excellence Awards from the Dame Malvina Major Foundation.

Clare Hood, a St Cuthbert’s College alumna, graduated from the University of Auckland School of Music with a first class BMus (Hons) degree in classical voice performance and is currently pursuing an MMus, as the holder of a University Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

Clare is the grateful recipient of support from the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation through attendance at the NZ Opera School, and participation in the prestigious Kiri Programme – a development programme for promising young NZ opera singers. In late 2018, Clare will be moving to Europe to undertake postgraduate studies in opera.

Rachel Fuller studied at the University of Canterbury with Diedre Irons; and went on to gain her Masters in Piano Accompaniment from the Royal Academy of Music. As an experienced vocal accompanist, répétiteur and coach, Rachel has worked at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as well as Opera Kristiansund and Opera Nordfjord in Norway, and with British opera companies including Diva Opera, Opera della Luna and London Opera Players. She has accompanied some of the world’s finest singers including tenor Keith Lewis. She has been a regular accompanist for the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and is currently vocal coach for their Young Artist Programme. Rachel is CoUDirector of the New Zealand Singing School. Rachel is also a highly soughtUafter chamber musician and has recently collaborated with cellist Ramón Jaffé, violinist Leo Phillips and cellist Edith Salzmann.