NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. After a two year period of transition, with founding cellist Ashley Brown inviting an amazing array of talented guest musicians to join him on stage, NZTrio is thrilled to begin a new era in 2020 with the appointment of two new permanent members Amalia Hall (violin) and Somi Kim (piano).
InterFusions begins with Beethoven’s powerful and foreboding C minor trio, an impressive affidavit to his masterful talents. Then we teleport far from Europe into works that are steeped in the diverse cultural backgrounds of their composers. Works by Greek-Canadian Christos Hatzis and Sri Lanka-Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne embrace a brand new work by New Zealander Salina Fisher. Her piece draws inspiration from the Japanese art of “Kintsugi”, where broken ceramic pieces are carefully reassembled, enhancing their inherent strength and beauty.
We finish with Ravel’s famous Trio, bearing witness to the clear infusion of his French, Spanish, Basque and Roman Catholic influences.