Join NZTrio for their first concert in Nelson as the newly reformed ensemble after formally welcoming two extraordinary Kiwi musicians as their permanent members to the group in March this year: violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim. The trio bring a programme rich with musical story-telling about Empires and Superpowers and the fundamental forces that shape Aotearoa - our land, our population, our society.
Frank Bridge (UK) Allegretto
Gillian Whitehead (NZ) Te waka o te rangi (NZTrio new commission)
Frank Bridge (UK) Gavotte
Michael Norris (NZ) dirty pixels
James MacMillan (UK) Piano Trio No.2
Jennifer Higdon (USA) Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Anton Arensky (Russia) Piano Trio No.1 in d minor
Tectonic Shift sets sail aboard the Endeavour embarking on a huge voyage across oceans with the sounds of English parlour music in our ears - Bridge's Allegretto - and arrive on these shores to the startling sounds of taonga pūoro. The music that follows is NZTrio's very latest commission, from Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and is a melding of cultures that contemplates those first encounters between Māori and European through the lens of music - European instruments responding with open understanding and consideration to the uniquely M?ori sounds that prevailed earlier. It's a contemplation of worlds colliding.
Meet the new NZTrio!
Multi-awarding winning chamber ensemble NZTrio is thrilled to announce that founding member and cellist Ashley Brown will be joined by two extraordinary musicians, violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim, as permanent members of the group. Amalia is an internationally acclaimed soloist and Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington, and Somi is a versatile pianist based in London, in demand as a duo partner, and as an official pianist for many prestigious summer academies and international competitions in Europe