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'Turning the Sod' Ceremony
On Thursday 8 May, everyone involved with building the Ngeringa Arts Cultural Centre gathered for a special ceremony to ‘turn the sod’. With shovel at the ready, Ulrike did the honours surrounded by the construction team and her family. The moment was beautifully captured by the Courier News click here to read the full story.

Team photo
Construction Team. Photo: Mandy Foot

Due for completion in June 2015, you can follow the building’s progress on our website. We’ll have regular updates and lots of photos and we’re already busy planning the opening concert, which will take place at the end of August 2015.  
Concerts at the Living Arts Centre
Living Arts Centre
Patrons enjoying afternoon tea at the Living Arts Centre. Photo: Milan Foll

KonstaninWe’re so fortunate that our concert series can continue at the Living Arts Centre and we’re most grateful for the support of the Mt Barker Waldorf School. So far we’ve enjoyed four fantastic performances and now we’re eagerly anticipating the return of Konstantin Shamray on Sunday 15 June.

This astounding young pianist, who won the hearts of Australian audiences at the 2008 Sydney International Piano Competition, is making his mark on the international stage. He’s about to finish his post graduate studies in Germany and has recently been in Moscow for performances with the Russian National Philharmonic under Vladimir Spivakov and for a Beethoven recital for the Moscow Philharmonie. Following his brief visit to Australia he returns to Germany to perform at the prestigious Kissingen Festival.  

He has chosen a magnificent program for us including Schumann’s Carnaval, Sonata Op 22 by Beethoven, two ballades by Chopin and Miroirs by Ravel. If you haven’t already booked click here.
Konstanin Shamray.
Building a Legacy

The Australian String Quartet at the Living Arts Centre. Photo: Milan Foll

Sharing our vision, the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation recently announced a major contribution towards the acquisition of a magnificent cello crafted by JB Guadagnini in 1743. Their gift of $510,000 over three years has given our campaign a tremendous boost and when added to the generous support of other patrons who have so far contributed $92,000 and the pledge from the Klein Family Foundation of $640,000 we are well on the way to reaching the purchase price of $1.83M. Once this has been achieved, the instrument will be transferred to Ngeringa Arts and held in perpetuity for future generations of Australian musicians and music lovers.  

We thank everyone who has contributed and encourage all music lovers to play a part in creating this extraordinary legacy.  

The instrument is currently on loan to Sharon Draper, cellist of the Australian String Quartet pictured above at their recent performance, which was generously sponsored by NAB Private Wealth.  

Click here to read more about our Guadagnini Quartet Project.
Click here to donate.  
SA Guadagnini Violin
Sophie RowellAs custodians of another rare Guadagnini instrument, which was purchased by the people of South Australia in the 1950s, we are delighted to announce that Sophie Rowell has been awarded the loan of this violin for a further 2 years. Many of you will remember her extraordinary performance for us on the Anzac weekend. She certainly showed what she and the instrument are capable of! With a busy concert schedule both in Australia and overseas, Sophie will ensure the violin continues to be heard in South Australia.

Sophie Rowell (centre). Photo: Milan Foll
From NGERINGA Vineyards
Ngeringa Lunch
Paddock Plate Luncheon at NGERINGA Vineyards. Photo: Milan Foll

NGERINGA Vineyards is a perfect spot for casual wine tasting and intimate, formal gatherings alike. In May it was our great pleasure to host just such a gathering of Ngeringa Arts patrons for a five-course, wine-matched Paddock Plate Luncheon in advance of the Australian String Quartet concert. If you would like to arrange your own private event with friends, family or clients at the NGERINGA Cellar Door, please do contact us. Or for a first peek at our latest wines, Erinn and Janet welcome you to the Cellar Door in June to taste through the Winter 2014 release: NGERINGA Pinot Noir 2012, NGERINGA Rosé 2013, J.E Syrah 2011 and J.E Assemblage 2013. You can sample our European-inspired, biodynamic wines or enjoy a glass or a bottle alongside a platter featuring estate-grown and locally sourced ingredients. Open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm or by appointment. 8398 2867, [email protected].


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