Grammy nominee puts on Chch charity gig
Internationally renowned pianist and multiple Grammy Award nominee David Glen Hatch will perform a one-off concert to raise funds for the Canterbury Charity Hospital.
Along with nine young pianists, he will host a concert at Innovation Hall in Templeton's Kirk Rd on Thursday from 7pm.
Hatch is currently visiting New Zealand to perform in Auckland and Wellington, and has offered to perform a charity concert while he is in Christchurch.
He is also tutoring music students at Burnside High School.
''We are very grateful for David's time and generosity and encourage as many people as possible to enjoy his music while raising funds for a great charity,'' said Carl Shaw, manager of the Canterbury Charity Hospital.
With more than 280 volunteer surgeons, dentists, clinical and administration staff, the Canterbury Charity Hospital provides free elective day surgery and medical outpatient clinics for residents who can't access treatment through the public health system.
The hospital also offers free dentistry services for Work and Income clients.
Hatch has performed as a soloist and guest artist with symphony orchestras in over 36 countries on five continents, had four Grammy nominations and his most recent album Movie Masterpieces was a Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Soloist.
A highlight of his Christchurch charity concert will be performances by his young team of protege pianists from the United States who are enjoying the opportunity to experience playing overseas.
Admission to the concert is $15 for adults or $10 for students.
Bookings can be made through dashtickets.co.nz (David Hatch Benefit Concert) or cash door sales.