Guest Violinists to Spice up Spring Concerts Across NZ – NZTrio’s 2017 Season Continues

Guest Violinists to Spice up Spring Concerts Across NZ – NZTrio’s 2017 Season Continues

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NZTrio is soaring into a new era, inviting some of the globe’s top violinists to join them on stages across New Zealand from August to November. Following violinist Justine Cormack’s final Loft concert with the trio in May, the four guest violinists will bring a wealth of experience and a diversity of musical taste to NZTrio’s table.

 

The first guest invited to perform as part of NZTrio is Natalie Lin, who’ll be playing NZTrio: Spiral in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Natalie is a Kiwi-born violinist currently based in Houston, TX. As Founder and Artistic Director of KINETIC, a conductorless ensemble that ‘unites the intimacy of chamber music with the force of the orchestra’, Natalie refers to herself also as an educator and arts entrepreneur.

Concertmaster or lead violinist for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO), Andrew Beer is already well acquainted with NZTrio. Joining them to perform in Auckland’s September programme NZTrio: Exotica, Beer has been described as having a “musical gift” by the New York Times. He has played extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, and his performances have been broadcast on TV and radio networks worldwide.

 

Miranda Adams joins NZTrio in October to play the winning pieces by student composers from the NZTrio Composing Competition in Auckland and Wellington. This bi-annual competition engages young kiwi minds in classical music, and is key to NZTrio’s ethos of encouraging new and experimental works. Miranda Adams is currently Assistant Concertmaster with the APO, and interestingly, she also leads the Auckland Gamelan group in traditional Indonesian music.

In November, Manu Berkeljon brings her violin to NZTrio to wrap up the season with NZTrio: Soar in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Originally from the West Coast, Berkeljon, currently resides in Sweden with a position in the Dalasinfoniettan orchestra. Berkeljon has performed in symphonies across New Zealand and Australia.

 

Described as a ‘national treasure’ and ‘New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble’ (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for their eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent, and warm kiwi stage presence. They smash outmoded preconceptions of classical music being 'stuffy' or 'intimidating' by presenting a fresh and approachable ethos that appeals to listeners from all walks of life.

 

The exciting collaborations are sure to inspire both musicians and audiences alike – a fitting finalé to the playful NZTrio 2017 programme.

 

NZTRIO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

AUCKLAND

Aug 13 and 15 - NZTrio: Spiral, Q Theatre, Auckland CBD, feat. Natalie Lin

Aug 21 - NZTrio: Live! High schools programme at Macleans College, East Auckland, feat. Natalie Lin

Sep 3 - NZTrio: Exotica, Nathan Homestead, South Auckland, feat. Andrew Beer

Sep 9 - NZTrio: Exotica, Mairangi Bay Art Centre, North Auckland, feat. Andrew Beer

Sep 10 - NZTrio: Exotica, Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh, feat. Andrew Beer

Oct 20 - NZTrio 2017 Composing Competition Winners concert, School of Music, University of Auckland, CBD feat. Miranda Adams

Nov 12 and 14NZTrio: Soar, Q Theatre, Auckland CBD, feat. Manu Berkeljon

 

CHRISTCHURCH

Aug 9 - NZTrio: Spiral, The Piano, Christchurch CBD, feat. Natalie Lin

Nov 8NZTrio: Soar - The Piano, Christchurch CBD, feat. Manu Berkeljon

 

WELLINGTON

Aug 22 - NZTrio: Spiral, City Gallery Wellington, feat. Natalie Lin

Oct 14 - NZTrio: Exotica, Kokomai Festival, Featherston, feat. Andrew Beer

Oct 15 - NZTrio 2017 Composing Competition Winners concert, NZ School of Music, Victoria University, Kelburn, feat. Miranda Adams

Nov 9NZTrio: Soar, City Gallery Wellington, feat. Manu Berkeljon

 

For programme and ticketing details see www.nztrio.com

 

 

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Elephant Publicity

3 Aug 2017