Founded in 2004, this well-known, versatile Wellington-based quartet is known for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovation. Haihong Liu (violin) and Zhongxian Jin (viola) are original members of the Aroha Quartet. Robert Ibell (cello) joined the group in 2009 and Anne Loser (violin) in 2021.
The NZSO’s Principal Bass Clarinet since 1995, Rachel Vernon joins them for the three clarinet quintets in the programme.
Wolfgang Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A K581
Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion for Clarinet and String Quartet
Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op 115