Ghost Trio - Gabriela Glapska (piano), Ken Ichinose (cello) and Monique Lapins (violin).
This trio has focused on exploring a new approach to the greatest music written for piano trio, as well as the discovery of less-known contemporary treasures of the piano trio repertoire and will play: FAURÉ, Eve DE CASTRO ROBINSON, BEETHOVEN, and Kelly-Marie MURPHY.
Second violinist of the New Zealand String Quartet since 2016, Monique Lapins has played around the world and is a lecturer in classical performance at the New Zealand School of Music as well as being Artist in Residence as part of the NZSQ. Monique plays a 1784 Lorenzo Storioni violin, kindly loaned by David Duncan Craig as trustee of the Lily Duncan Trust.
British cellist Ken Ichinose is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with Paul Watkins. Before joining the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal in 2014, Ken enjoyed 10 years freelancing with London orchestras including the Philharmonia, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Ken plays on a Lorenzo Carcassi Cello, made in Florence, 1747
Gabriela Glapska is a Polish-born pianist, an active soloist and chamber musician with a strong interest in contemporary music. As one of her PhD recital projects, Ghost Trio was founded in mid-2019. Despite their recent formation as a trio, they have already gained a reputation as one of the most refreshing and enjoyable chamber groups in Aotearoa. Gabriela has been a member of TrioNique, New Zealand’s only professional flute sax piano trio, since 2019.
This concert is presented In association with Chamber Music NZ and with support from the KIPC Trust .