Novice musicians share joy

23:12, Dec 11 2012
MUSICAL MAGIC: Clockwise from back left: Nina Forrester, David Postlewaight, Noriko Noda, Tania Dobbs, Grace Binney and Sophie Vun sharing the joy of music with an audience.

Sharing the joy of music with an appreciative audience is the ultimate goal of most musicians.

And it is the aim of the Young Musicians' Concerts started this year by two friends, Yuka Bath and Noriko Noda.

Noriko says three classical music concerts have been performed since April to small audiences.

A grand finale is now planned at Kamo's Jane Mander Retirement Home on December 16 and the group is inviting other musicians to play and music lovers to listen.

Noriko says classical musicians of all skill levels and instruments are welcome.

Yuka is a semi-professional pianist while Noriko says she is only just learning piano and violin, and the performers include children too.


The "young" in Young Musicians' Concerts refers to those who are novice or not experienced musicians.

"For young people and adults like me who don't have time to belong to a club it offers some opportunities for those wider musicians to play to an audience and develop some friendships," says Noriko, who is a general practitioner.

Musicians don't have to audition or be screened - they simply need to tell Noriko what music they will be playing by December 9.

She will organise a programme to ensure there is good variety, including Christmas carols.

Pianists, violinists, a trumpeter, flutists and a singer are all booked in already.

The concert is at Jane Mander from 1.30pm.

Contact Noriko at noriko.n or text 021 217 9686.

Whangarei Leader