Sunday 22 May
“Superb music and arrangements- absolutely magical” – (Akaroa, February 2021)
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)
Gabriela Glapska (piano), Tomomi Johnston (saxophone), Agnes Harmath (flute)
NB: Vaccine passes and masks are still required.
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 and Bernstein.
Unfortunately the trio’s original flute player Clare Ellis has had to withdraw because of injury. We are grateful to Clare who has worked hard to organise this concert and who has arranged a very fine replacement – Hungarian-born Agnes Harmath.
Agnes holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and has won numerous national and international awards in NZ, Italy and Australia. She has performed with many orchestras including the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZSO, and has played as guest artist at flute festivals in NZ, Australia and the United States.
Polish-born Gabriela Glapska earned a Masters’ Degree in Poland and recently has completed a doctorate at Victoria University in Wellington, twice winning the Postgraduate Scholarship for Classical Piano Performance. She now works at the NZ School of Music.
Tomomi Johnston, educated in Japan, studied classical saxophone at the University of Auckland. She performs with the Manakau Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and is President of the New Zealand Saxophone Society.