Central Leader : November 26th 2010
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Check out our new summer menu. º Beautiful location. - the old Post Office, built 1903 and lovingly restored. º Stunning courtyard - come and sit under the trees and forget the worries of the world. º Friendly professional staff. Devoted to the guitar Devoted player: Guitarist Peter Doublinszki practises for several hours a day. Playing his guitar is a full-time job. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By HANNAH SPYKSMA PETER Doublinszki takes more care of his fingernails than any female he knows. But as a professional guitarist, he has little choice. The Balmoral resident is competing in an international classical music competition in Australia at the moment and looking after his nails is just part of the job. I have fake ones on at the moment, because I ve been practising so much for the competition that I ve worn the real ones down, he says. Mr Doublinszki, who teaches guitar and has recently completed a masters degree in classical music, rehearses for about five hours a day. He usually gets up at 6am, practises before going to teach guitar lessons at two different schools during the day, then spends the evening at university learning music for his masters recital. It s a bit crazy, I know. Guyter Herbij, who tutors Mr Doublinszki, says it s the guitarist s commitment and passion which makes him so good at what he does. He has a lovely musical touch and is very, very tal- ented. Peter also has a really lovely personality which makes him stand out as an artist. Fortunately, Mr Doublin- szki has just finished his studies for the year, so now has more time to concentrate on his music and spend time with his wife. He decided to enter the Adelaide International Guitar Festival competition on a whim, after spotting an advertisement for it on the internet. While at the festival he will compete for a finalist position and $30,000 of prizes. If he wins, he says he will probably keep the prize guitar and use the money to upgrade his home studio. However, the keen musician also wants to put on a guitar festival in Auckland at some stage, so going to Adelaide is also a chance to mix and mingle with top industry names and get tips on how to do this. Originally from Budapest in Hungary, Mr Doublinszki says while he enjoys the lifestyle in New Zealand, it has been harder to establish himself as a musician. The people are more relaxed and friendly here, but the music -- that s a different question. There s not many concerts or places to play, but I think people like the classical music when I do get a chance to perform. If he goes back to univer- sity next year to complete a doctorate in musical art, Mr Doublinszki will be the first person in New Zealand to do so with guitar as a primary instrument. IN BRIEF Disabled riders Alexandra Park is providing an experience without limits for people with disabilities. The Greenland Rd racetrack will become the fundraising grounds of the Without Limits Challenge on January 28. In the lead up to this race night event, five competitors with disabilities are being given the opportunity to experience the thrill of being in a harness race next Wednesday at 10am. ''The experience of the dual sulky is without limits and what more of a perfect opportunity for us to give back to the community,'' Auckland Trotting Club chief executive Graeme Running says. ''We look forward to raising much needed funds for the organisations on January 28 and we hope that December 1 gives us the ability to raise the profile of the night.'' Tickets to the January event cost $60 and include a buffet dinner, carparking and a free race book. Each of the eight organisations involved will also have a chance to win some of the $5000 prize pool for each race. They include Cerebral Palsy, Parkinsons Auckland, Muscular Dystrophy Northern, Wheelchair Rugby, Disabled Surfing, Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ambury Park Centre for Riding Therapy. To buy tickets, sponsor on the night or donate an auction item please contact Vanessa Veart-Smith on 630-5660, 027-277-7166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parade collectors You can make a difference this festive season by volunteering to be a collector for the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation during the Farmers Santa Parade on Sunday. Volunteers are invited to dress in costume, help collect funds and give out stickers. The foundation is the official charity partner of the parade. Contact Beatrice on 638-3556 or email email@example.com for more information. The foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families living with blood cancers and conditions. Visit www.centralleader. co.nz to see a slideshow of Mr Doublinszki, accompanied by his music.
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