Kapi-Mana News : January 17th 2012
18 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 17, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Garden Equipment • Generators & Pumps • Diggers • Scaffolding • Tracked Barrows • Trucks • Car Trailer • Concrete Equipment • Augers and more... HIRE www.am-hire.co.nz PH 04 237 0308 6 Makaro St, Porirua (OFF RAIHA STREET) To Prosser St HIRE 4021037AB NO Fe L.TOK021 All programmes are subject to student numbers and confirmation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. 0 00 n n /f eb k Du n 6 eeks M r h 2012 N fees n P riru Th n n u n u n n n w n h ā n . u n h w u u nfi n u n w h n w n h w u h n h. C C FLEX BLE LEARN NG HOURS CERT F CATE N MĀOR PERFORM NG ARTS Need help with your DIABETES? Contact Diabetes Wellington (04) 499 5085 www. diabeteswellington. org.nz Vine time: Tiki Taane has joined a bumper crop of talent performing in February's Summer Vineyard Tour in Martinborough. Grand crew on vineyard tour WIN TICKETS Courtesy of Blackout Music Management, Kapi-Mana News has four tickets to the February 5 Daisybank Farm Summer Vineyard Tour gig to give away. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and daytime contact details. Alternatively, post entries to PO Box 50012, Porirua. Entries close January 25. Good vibes and grapevines will mix and mingle when the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour cruises into Martinborough early next month. Tiki Taane, Aloe Blacc, John Butler Trio and Annabel Fay comprise the bill at Daisybank Farm on February 5. DJs the Sweet Mix Kids will provide entertainment between acts. Tiki Taane is a multi-platinum award-winning artist and considered a pioneer in the New Zealand music scene with a career spanning nearly 15 years. Earlier this year, he took out three Tuis at the New Zealand Music Awards. I'm super-stoked to be part of the More FM Summer Vine- yard Tour,'' says Taane. Last time I saw Aloe Blacc was at Glastonbury and he blew my mind, so I've gotta bring it big time. With just you, me and my acoustic guitar, we can get this party started.'' Children under 12 will receive free entry with an adult to ensure the concert is a family occasion. Tickets on sale now from: ticketek.co.nz and summervin- eyardtour.co.nz. Phone 0800 842 538. Bus tickets/packages are also available. Teen joins elite group Top talent: Leonardo Coghini with Royal Music Schools of Music representative Cecilia Vincent and music teacher Cary Baxter. Photo: PHILIP COGHINI Porirua teen Leonardo Coghini capped off a noteworthy 2011 by passing his grade 8 piano exam with distinction. The 14-year-old has joined an elite group in New Zealand who have passed all their ABRSM (The Associ- ated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) piano grades with distinction. The ABRSM exams help set the international standard for music exams and I'm fortunate to be able to participate in these exams to improve my skill levels,'' he says. It's not easy as the standard is very high for the higher grades. It's a lot of work [six years for grades 1 to 8], but it's extremely rewarding and fun when everything comes together.'' Cecilia Vincent, the Wellington representative of the ABRSM, says Coghini is a highly talented young man with a great love of music''. The Kapiti College student says he couldn't have achieved the honour without the support of his family, music teachers and mentors. I'm fortunate and extremely grateful to have these brilliant teachers and mentors supporting and guiding me in the right direction and providing me with the opportunities to help improve and realise my potential.'' Coghini was a recipient at the 2011 Porirua Youth Awards and winner of numerous best keyboard/piano player awards at Tauranga, Mana- watu and Wellington jazz festivals. He performed The Singh Brothers' recent track Take Us Away, and with mate Tyaan Singh on sax, he reached the finals of the 2011 Kapiti Talent Factor. Coghini was also part of Kapiti College ensemble The Tritones, who won an adjudicators' award at the Wellington District Schools Chamber Music Contest. I love the piano, it's a beautiful sounding instrument that allows you to innovate and express your creativity, yet I've so much to learn. It's cool to also be part of the Kapiti Singers choir, and Kapiti col- lege choir's planned tour to Cincin- nati, United States next year [to attend the 2012 World Choir Games]. We're still fundraising and cur- rently looking for corporate sponsor- ship and donations to help fund this important trip.'' Videos of Leonardo Coghini performances can be found on YouTube.
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