Elissa Milne: Spicing it up for the Kiwis

Elissa Milne, the inspirational young Australian composer, heads to New Zeland later this month to undertake a series of workshops promoting her Little Peppers series. She will appear in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch.

The Little Peppers series consists of five graded books of exceptional performance repertoire for the beginner pianist, designed to introduce students to a range of contemporary pianistic skills and musical experiences. Music from this series is already included in the piano syllabuses of the major music examination boards including Trinity College London, the Australian Music Examination Board, St. Cecilia and ANZCA. Each book is dedicated to a New Zealand music teacher who was integral in Elissa's musical development.

Tour dates and venues are as follows: Monday 27th September: Piano Traders, 88-90 Mt Eden Road, Auckland. Contact Mark Gasparini on 09 638 9044. Tuesday 28th September: Piano City, 342 Barton Street, Hamilton. Contact Rachel Aberhart on 07 838 3016. Wednesday 29th September: Piano City, 46 The Square, Palmerston North. Contact Graham Johnson on 06 353 1014. Thursday 29th September: Piano City, Manners Mall, Wellington. Contact Katie Leonard on 04 472 2525. Friday 30th September: Piano City, 168 Manchester Street, Christchurch. Contact Vicki Moore on 03 371 7315.

This tour has been put together with the help of Alfred Publishing Australia and the leading retailer Piano Traders.