Sunday 7 June at 2.30pm
“wonderful extremes of classical lyricism with raw power proved once again that NZTrio truly delivers contemporary artistic virtuosity” – Radio 13
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1, No 3
Kristoz Hatzis: Old Photographs
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love Triangle
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Ashley Brown (cello), Somi Kim (piano), Amalia Hall (violin)
This is the first Kapiti appearance of the “new” NZTrio. Cellist Ashley Brown is the only remaining founding member of an ensemble that for many years has forged a reputation for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm stage presence. Early in 2019 the trio began a new chapter with the arrival of two dynamic new musicians – violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim who bring an exciting new perspective. Their fresh enthusiasm combined with Ashley’s indisputable talent ensure that the NZTrio will remain a treasure in our country’s cultural landscape.
Amalia and Somi have both amassed an impressive array of qualifications, awards, prizes and international performances. Amalia is well-known as Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington, acclaimed for her “sumptuous and sweet tone”. Somi’s skills are very much in demand in the UK and Europe, while Ashley is one of NZ’s leading soloists and chamber musicians. His wide experience includes a Doctorate of Musical Arts exploring the collaborative relationship between composer and performer.
In typical NZTrio style the programme includes some intriguing new repertoire, but those less adventurous can take heart from the presence in the programme of two favourite standard works by Beethoven and Ravel.