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Manawatu Youth Orchestra - 11 June 2:30pm


An exciting programme of classical music and featuring youth orchestra players as soloists. It will be conducted by Isaac Henderson, and feature the soloists of Haewon Kim, Emma Wang, Torrence Cheung, and Jenny Song.

Venue: Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys' High School

Time: 2:30pm on 11 June


Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) Overture

Glazunov - Melody from Two Pieces for Cello (Soloist: Emma Wang)

Mendelssohn - First Movement from Violin Concerto in E Minor (Soloist: Haewon Kim)

Schubert - First Movement from Symphony No.6

Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor (Soloists: Torrence Cheung and Jenny Song)

Beethoven - Overture "King Stephen"

Bizet - First and Fifth Movements from Jeux d'enfants



Emma Wang - Cello (Glazunov - Melody from Two Pieces for Cello)

Emma Wang

Emma Wang is a current student of Palmerston North Girls High School. Playing the piano since age 6, and picking up the cello at 11, music has always been a big part of Emma’s life. A member of the Manawat? Youth Orchestra from 2017 to present, Emma has also played in the National Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra, and is part of a chamber music group ‘Fermata Thin Air’, competing in the NZCT chamber music contest. Emma has passed her grade 8 cello exam, and enjoys sharing her love of music with others through performance, teaching, and ensemble playing. 


Haewon Kim - Violin (Mendelssohn - First Movement from Violin Concerto in E Minor)


Haewon Kim grew up in a very musical family. Her father taught her from a very young age and also learnt piano with her older sister. By the age of 11 she completed Grade 8 in violin with Marise McNeill then took lessons in Wellington for three years learning from Aroha quartet violinist Haihong Liu. Haewon has been playing with the Manawatu Youth Orchestra for the last four years and often plays with the Manawatu Sinfonia. She pursues her love for orchestral playing and has been accepted into the New Zealand Secondary School Symphony Orchestra, and then National Youth Orchestra this year. Currently 14 years old, Haewon has built an outstanding passion for music and now plans to complete her violin diplomas and explore further musical ideas with Elizabeth Patchett.


Torrence Cheung - Violin (Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor)

Torrence Cheung 

My name is Torrence Cheung. Playing the violin has been a big hobby of mine for the past 10 years ever since I was six. Through attending competitions and exams I’ve learned many things not only regarding the violin but beyond it as well. I’m excited to push my boundaries to become a better performer, and share my music with others!


Jenny Song - Violin (Bach - Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor)

Picture of Jenny Song

Jenny has been playing the violin since she was 6 years old. From an early age, she enjoyed performing in chamber music and her chamber group "Mostly Treble" was selected for the NZCT Chamber Music Regional Finals. Last year she participated in the NZSSSO course and was accepted into the course this year. Jenny also achieved her ATCL performance diploma with distinction. 


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