TrioNique is a unique trio – three women, three nationalities, three saxophones, two flutes and one pianist. Since its inception in 2017, TrioNique has invited audiences to explore their intriguing sound world through eclectic and engaging concerts delivered with characteristic flair.
Including both original works and carefully crafted arrangements, the Trio’s programming demonstrates the versatility and beauty of their unusual combination of instruments. Their programme includes some charming French compositions, a magical famous Japanese piece and some lively and colourful 20th Century music from Poulenc, Brazilian composer Edson Beltrami and closing with a West Side Story medley by Leonard Bernstein.
TrioNique's pianist is Polish-born Gabriela Glapska, who holds a Masters’ Degree from Poland and recently completed a doctorate at Victoria University in Wellington, twice winning the Postgraduate Scholarship for Classical Piano Performance. Tomomi Johnston, educated in Japan, studied classical saxophone at the University of Auckland. She performs with several Auckland orchestras and is President of the New Zealand Saxophone Society. Hungarian-born Agnes Harmath will play flute, replacing TrioNique's usual flutist Clare Ellis who has had to withdraw due to injury. Agnes Harmath completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Auckland University and has won numerous national and international awards in NZ, Italy and Australia. She also performs with various Auckland orchestras.
Louise Farrenc: Piano Trio in E minor, Opus 45
Philippe Gaubert: Trois Aquarelles (Three Watercolours)
Lili Boulanger: D’un Matin de Printemps (On a Spring Morning)
Michio Miyagi: Haru no Umi (The Sea in Spring)
Francis Poulenc: Trio (1926)
Edson Beltrami: Fantasy for Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story Medley (arr. Varelas)
Door sales for this concert will be available or tickets can be purchased from Waikanae New World and Moby Dickens Books in Paraparaumu Beach. For information regarding payment online please contact 021 2517030 or visit Waikanae Music Society's website.
For the protection of vulnerable audience members vaccine passes will be checked and masks must be worn.