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Three born and bred kiwis, three Doctorates of Music, over 14 years weaving their instruments into one seamless unit – NZTrio is recognised as a ‘national treasure’ and ‘New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble’.
These top calibre musicians are equally renowned for their daringly eclectic programmes and propensity for colourful cross-genre collaborations as they are for their warm kiwi spirit. They smash preconceptions of classical music being 'stuffy' or 'intimidating' by presenting it in a fresh and approachable way, appealing to listeners from all walks of life.
Every NZTrio performance is an intimate, dynamic and engaging ride – homage to the importance they place on the relevance of live music in an increasingly digital world. Having performed throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America, the USA, Europe and Scandinavia, their artistry is world-class and their commitment to NZ composition is unfailing averaging three new commissions every year and showcasing NZ music around the globe.
Recent international highlights include a debut at the 2015 Darwin Festival in Australia, and an 9th return tour to China in 2016, in a series of public concerts and special performances with workshops celebrating the trio’s collaboration with guzheng master Xia Jing.