Stellar Strings: Stephen Larsen @ Rangi Ruru

Stephen Larsen is a well-known New Zealand violin teacher. His students, who include several Rangi current music scholars and alumni, have enjoyed success in numerous competitions on a national and international level, and have gone on to work and study all over the world.

Stephen has a strong interest and expertise in violin pedagogy, and is regularly invited to give lessons, masterclasses and seminars on violin playing and teaching throughout New Zealand.

He maintains a busy teaching schedule, teaching violin and viola at the University of Auckland and the Albany School of Music. In addition he travels regularly to Christchurch to teach a small number of highly talented violin and viola students.


Workshops with Stephen Larsen


Saturday April 7th, 11am – 1pm, Merivale Lane Theatre, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

  • Workshop A 11.00 – 11.55am String playing techniques
  • Workshop B 12noon – 1pm Strategies for effective practicing

Admission: $10 per workshop, $15 for both workshops. Door sales available, cash only.

Active participants and observers welcome. Participants please bring your instruments. Workshop A is tailored specifically for string players. Workshop B is suited to all musicians who wish to fine-tune their practice techniques.

Stellar Strings in Concert

Saturday April 7th, 4.00pm, Merivale Lane Theatre, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Stephen Larsen’s students in concert, featuring Rangi music scholars/violinists, and Rangi alumni who are currently studying with Stephen at the University of Auckland.

Admission: $20 adults, $15 students aged 18 years and under. Door sales available, cash only.


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