Highlights of this concert feature clever arrangements of Mozart’s charming ‘Magic Flute’, the raucous sensuality of Bizet’s Carmen, and Vivaldi’s exciting Concerto Grosso ‘The Night’.
The Donizetti Trio, flute, bassoon and piano, have bought their eclectic music and energetic performances to audiences since 2009. This concert’s programme ranges from the Italian Baroque to the present day – the trio is particularly enthusiastic about the virtuoso Italian opera fantasias from the bel canto (beautiful singing) era, tempered by works written for them by New Zealand composers (including their own bassoon player Ben).
Luca Manghi, originally from Italy, studied in Paris, and was Principal Flute of Orchestra Filarmonica di Parma. Based in New Zealand since 2007, Luca is well known to local audiences, performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the country and also appearing with the NZSO, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Dunedin Symphony and others. He is flute teacher at the Universities of Waikato and Otago.
Ben Hoadley is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium and the New England Conservatory. He served as principal bassoon with Hartford Symphony and played in the Boston Symphony before returning to New Zealand in 2007, where he has taught at the University of Auckland since. Ben has worked with many of the leading orchestras in Australia and New Zealand and is principal bassoonist of the Sydney Omega Ensemble.
Pianist David Kelly is the official repetiteur for NZ Opera, and coach and accompanist for the University of Auckland and NZ Opera School. Originally from Christchurch, he was chosen as one of the first PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists and went on to study and work at the renowned Australian Opera Studio in Perth.
The Donizetti Trio will be familiar to people who enjoyed their Wanaka concert in 2014 or on RNZ Concert FM.
Presented by Chamber Music New Zealand in association with the Wanaka Concert Society.