Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1, No 3
Christos Hatzis: Old Photographs
Salina Fisher: Kintsugi
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
This is the first Kapiti appearance of the “new” NZTrio. Cellist Ashley Brown is the only remaining founding member of an ensemble that for many years has forged a reputation for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm stage presence. Early in 2019 the trio began a new chapter with the arrival of two dynamic new musicians – violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim who bring an exciting new perspective. Their fresh enthusiasm combined with Ashley’s indisputable talent ensure that the NZTrio will remain a treasure in our country’s cultural landscape.
Amalia and Somi have both amassed an impressive array of qualifications, awards, prizes and international performances. Amalia is well-known as Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington, acclaimed for her “sumptuous and sweet tone”. Somi’s skills are very much in demand in the UK and Europe, while Ashley is one of NZ’s leading soloists and chamber musicians. His wide experience includes a Doctorate of Musical Arts exploring the collaborative relationship between composer and performer.
In typical NZTrio style the programme includes some intriguing new repertoire. "Old Photographs" by Greek/Canadian composer Christos Hatzis has been described as "staggeringly beautiful". A newly commissioned work by popular young New Zealand composer Salina Fisher explores a Japanese theme, and the cross-cultural influence of this concert is taken a step further with "Love Triangle" by award-winning Sri Lankan-born composer Dinuk Wijeratne. These three short works promise some fascinating listening, while those less adventurous can take heart from the presence in the programme of two favourite standard works by Beethoven and Ravel.
The concert is in the Waikanae Memorial Hall, starting at 2.30pm. Door sales will be available or tickets can be purchased from Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens Books (Paraparaumu Beach) or from the Society's website. Phone enquiries are welcome on 04 293 4025.
This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand. The CMNZ Regional Series is supported by the Deane Endowment Trust Artist Development Fund.