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Ms Tessa Petersen

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William Evans Senior Lecturer in Violin
MusB(Hons) (Otago), Postgraduate Diploma , RCM(UK)
Joined the staff in 2008

Tel 64 3 479 8382
Email tessa.petersen@otago.ac.nz

Research Expertise

  • Violin performance
  • String orchestra development
  • Chamber music
  • Piano/violin duo repertoire

Student Successes

  • Charmian Keay awarded Elman Poole Fellowship with Southbank Sinfonia, UK (2009)

Musical and Community Activities

  • Member of TriOtago piano trio with Terence Dennis (piano) and Heleen Du Plessis (cello)
  • Member of La Belle Alliance duo with John Van Buskirk, piano
  • Member of Southern Sinfonia
  • President of STANZA (Strings Association Aotearoa New Zealand)

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Publications

Petersen, T., & Van Buskirk, J. (2012). Release: The Mozart Fellowship by La Belle Alliance [CD-ROM]. Auckland, New Zealand: Ode Records. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Petersen, T. (violin), & van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2011, 29-30 July). La Belle Alliance: Legacy of Liszt, Mohawk Trail Concerts 42nd Summer Festival, Federated Church, Charlemont, Massachusetts.

Petersen, T. (violin), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2011, 2 April). Double Virtuosity!: Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), & van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2011, 9 April). La Belle Alliance: Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Ritchie, Pruden, Ma Sicong & Kreisler, Tauranga Musica Concert Series, Otumoetai College, Bellevue, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2010, 30 May). Alexa Still in Concert with the Hawkes Bay Orchestra, Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings by Anthony Ritchie, St Matthews Church, Hastings, New Zealand.

Performance

Neale, E. (performer), Petersen, T. (violin), & Dennis, T. (piano) (2015, 8 May). Salutes to Seven Poets by Douglas Lilburn, at the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Petersen, T. (violin), Walton, M. (clarinet, saxophone), & Van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2015, 2 May). Menagerie South, presented by Waimakariri Community Arts Council and Chamber Music New Zealand, Chamber Gallery, Rangiora, New Zealand. [Performance].

Mayall, J. (composer, electronics), Petersen, T. (violin), Egenes, J. (pedal steel), & Burns, R. (bass) (2014, 29 November). Flutter (world première), presented by the University of Otago Mozart Fellow and the Otago Museum, Otago Museum Tropical Forest, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Ryan, R. (soprano), Petersen, T. (violin), & Van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2014, 13 July). Nelson Winter Music Festival: La Belle Alliance: Traditional & Contemporary Music (13 July), in association with Chamber Music New Zealand, Old St John's Church, Nelson, New Zealand. [Performance].

Petersen, T. (violin, ensemble leader), & Roberts, M. (set designer, lighting designer) (2014, 10, 12, 14 & 16 October). This Other Eden (world première) (10, 12, 14 & 16 October), by Anthony Ritchie (composer) and Michelanne Forster (libretto), with Opera Otago, Westpac Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Petersen, T. (violin), & van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2013, 23 June). La Belle Alliance Recital, presented by Tauranga Musica, Exhibition Hall, Baycourt, Tauranga, New Zealand. [Performance].

Petersen, T. (violin), & Van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2012, 13 September). Concert du Quintette “Ensemble des Antipodes”: Works by Schubert, Ritchie, Marshall & Pruden, with Mark Oremland (viola), Lloyd Williams (double bass) and Andrea Mundy (cello), à la Résidence 9, rue Léonard de Vinci, Paris, France. [Performance].

Petersen, T. (violin), & van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2011, 29-30 July). La Belle Alliance: Legacy of Liszt, Mohawk Trail Concerts 42nd Summer Festival, Federated Church, Charlemont, Massachusetts.

Petersen, T. (violin), Du Plessis, H. (cello), & Dennis, T. (piano) (2011, 25 May). Department of Music Showcase Series: TriOtago plays Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915) & Piano Trio in G (1880), Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), & van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2011, 10 April). La Belle Alliance: Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Ritchie, Ma Sicong & Kreisler, presented by the South Waikato Music Society, The Plaza, Putaruru, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2011, 2 April). Double Virtuosity!: Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), & van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2011, 9 April). La Belle Alliance: Works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Ritchie, Pruden, Ma Sicong & Kreisler, Tauranga Musica Concert Series, Otumoetai College, Bellevue, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), Du Plessis, H. (cello), & van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2010, 28 May). Alexa Still and Friends Chamber Music Recital: Works by Mozart, Martinu and Ibert, St Matthews Church, Hastings, New Zealand.

Dennis, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2010, 28 November). TriOtago: Inaugural Concert, playing Beethoven and Brahms, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2010, 30 May). Alexa Still in Concert with the Hawkes Bay Orchestra, Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings by Anthony Ritchie, St Matthews Church, Hastings, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (concertmaster & violin) (2010, 5-11 November). The Gondoliers or The King of Barataria, presented by the Really Authentic Gilbert & Sullivan Performance Trust with the Southern Sinfonia, Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Ritchie, A. (conductor), Petersen, T. (violin), & Adams, P. (clarinet) (2010, 25 August). Department of Music Showcase Series: The Soldier's Tale, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (violin), & Van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2008, 20 September). Oriental Phantasy: A Concert to Celebrate the Opening of the Chinese Gardens, presented by La Belle Alliance, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Petersen, T. (orchestra director) (2008, 1 October). Department of Music Showcase Series: Works for String Orchestra, Solo Piano and Solo Cello, with performance students, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Film/Video/CD Rom

Idrus, F. (flute), Petersen, T. (violin), Van Buskirk, J. (piano), Buchanan, D. (engineer), Adams, P. (clarinet), Ellis, R. (conductor, editing, mixing), & Petersen, A. (cello) (2012). Promise & Promiscuity: A new musical by Jane Austen & Penny Ashton. Dunedin, New Zealand: Albany Street Studios, University of Otago. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Petersen, T., & Van Buskirk, J. (2012). Release: The Mozart Fellowship by La Belle Alliance [CD-ROM]. Auckland, New Zealand: Ode Records. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

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