Selkirk Pro-Musica presents: Rising local stars Natasha Hall and Nina Horvath

The program will include works for violin and piano by composers Debussy, Mozart, Strauss and Williams (Schindler’s List).

Nelson violinist Natasha Hall will perform in Selkirk Pro-Musica's Rising Stars concert this Saturday.

With so much local talent in the area, Selkirk Pro-Musica is featuring rising stars Natasha Hall, violin, and Nina Horvath, piano — both of whom are home for the holidays visiting family in home towns of Nelson and Rossland.

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).

Locals Nicola Everton, clarinet, and Bessie Wapp, narration, will join the duo to 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, Hall has garnered numerous awards and has appeared on CBC TV, The Nature of Things, with David Suzuki. With a keen social conscience, she 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 concert is on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Savior’s Pro-Cathedral located on the corner of Silica and Ward Streets. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at Otter Books on Baker Street or at the door.

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