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Sun, 08 Oct


Whittaker's Musical Museum

Francis-Lee Duo at Whittaker's Musical Museum

Francis-Lee Duo return to Whittaker's Musical Museum to present a dynamic programme of violin-piano chamber works.

Time & Location

08 Oct, 5:00 pm NZDT – 09 Oct, 6:10 pm NZDT

Whittaker's Musical Museum, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand

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About Whittaker's Musical Museum:

The Museum was started in 1996 by Lloyd and Joan Whittaker who, for years, had collected musical instruments from second hand shops, antique dealers and various old sheds located all around New Zealand. Lloyd was a talented musician who played a variety of instruments from an early age. He was also a consummate restorer of these instruments. When the couple  moved from New Plymouth to Waiheke Island in 1996, they brought their collection with them and, with help from the community, started the Museum at Artworks in Oneroa. It moved into the current space in the same venue in 2000. Lloyd and Joan presented their Live Show there together every Saturday afternoon until their retirement in 2019 aged 87 and 90.

Prior to this, in 2007, the Waiheke Musical Museum Charitable Trust was formed to ensure the preservation and ongoing management of the collection. While some instruments were gifted to the Trust by the Whittakers, many of the larger or more valuable instruments were purchased from them  by individuals and Community organisations and donated back to the Trust. The centrepiece is world famous Polish musician Paderewski’s 1897 Bechstein Concert Grand piano, brought to NZ in 1904 for his Australasian Tour,  and still used for many of the Museum’s concerts.

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