21.06.2016 – New Zealand Chamber Soloists – FREE Lunchtime Concert St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Series

13417700_606855672797094_192818064801904496_nRepresenting the High Commission of New Zealand


Haydn – Piano Trio in C
Smetana – Piano Trio in G minor


The New Zealand Chamber Soloists was formed in 2006 by three of New Zealand’s leading solo and chamber musicians, pianist Katherine Austin, violinist Lara Hall, and cellist James Tennant. Currently in residence at the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music, the NZCS has undertaken four national tours under the auspices of Chamber Music New Zealand, and a number of tours in Europe and the USA, as well as performing in China, Singapore, South America and Australia. In 2012 they gave the world premiere of two works written for them by John Psathas, Corybas and Aegean, in the Casa dei Mezzo summer music festival in Crete, as well as performing in Italy’s Festival Pontino and at four concerts in Greece’s Festival of the Aegean. They have given chamber music masterclasses at the Young Siew Toh Academy of Music in Singapore, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Vicenza Conservatory of Music.

Individually the members of the group have performed concertos in over twelve countries and have had many works written for them by New Zealand’s leading composers. The group has released two CDs of New Zealand works, Ahi (2008), and Corybas (2014), and a CD of trios by Rachmaninoff, Babajanian and Shostakovich entitled Elegy (2010). Corybas features the complete piano chamber works of NZ-Greek composer John Psathas. In addition to their active performing and recording schedule, the group members are highly regarded as teachers at the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music, where their students have repeatedly enjoyed success in national and international solo, concerto and chamber music competitions in recent years.
Start: June 21, 2016 1:00 pm
End: June 21, 2016 1:45 pm
Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London


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