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Lunchtime Concert: Lissa Cowie & Josie Yau

Thursday 2nd June 2022

Lissa studied cello at Auckland University with Coral Bognuda graduating with BMusHons, followed by a postgraduate degree, PGDipRAM, from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Orchestral experience includes: the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and National Symphony Orchestra of Scotland. Founding the Elgin Piano Trio and various string quartets, she gave concerts in the UK, Europe and Canada.

Hong Kong-born pianist Josie Yau studied piano performance with Shi-guang Cui and vocal performance with Jeffie Leung in Hong Kong Baptist University. After completing her Bachelor in Arts with Honour, Yau served in the government-run Hong Kong Music Office, where she provided theory, aural, ensembleship and choral training for over 300 trainees each year.
Outside her busy teaching schedule, Yau has been an active accompanist, choral conductor and chamber musician performing regularly in Hong Kong, Austria, Germany, Italy, and China.
In 2020, Yau left her government position after 12 years and came to join her husband in New Zealand.

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Family Friendly


June 2




Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Admission $15(box office), $14.50(online); Season Pass (10 concerts) $100

Tickets from NCMA ph. 5489477.


Ph. 5489477

Additional Info

Official Website


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