collaborations

Simon O’Neill (tenor)

Gustav Mahler (arr. Kenneth Young)  Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) for piano trio and voice

 

Vermillion Songs by composer Juliet Palmer, written for piano trio and voice

 

Robert Kahn, Lieder, op. 46 (for piano trio and voice)

 

Richard Strauss (arr. Alex Taylor) Four Lieder, op. 27 (for piano trio and voice)

 

Premiered in 2016 as part of NZTrio Loft Series: Flare.

 

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Iris Dreaming

Composer Dame Gillian Whitehead, NZTrio, Poet-librettist Fleur Adcock, and Soprano Joanne Roughton-Arnold. Premiered at the Adams Chamber Music Festival 2017.

 

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Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with Julian Bliss

NZTrio and British clarinettist Julian Bliss performed Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2016 national touring schedule.  A second collaboration of this will take place in August 2018 in Parramatta and Canberra Australia.

 

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Ker, Dorothy

String Taxonomy, composed by Dorothy Ker (NZ) for piano trio and guzheng. Performed as part of NZTrio’s 2016 Loft Series: Glow and Fa (Wellington) with Chinese guzheng master, Xia Jing.

VICTORIA KELLY, HOROMONA HORO & NZTRIO – TOI HUAREWA/THE SUSPENDED WAY

NZTrio and Horomona Horo (Master taonga puoro player) workshopped together with composer Victoria Kelly in the development of Victoria’s new work Toi Huarewa – a work for piano trio and taonga puoro. Click here to read about the process on Victoria’s Blog.

Gao, Ping

Su Xie Si Ti/Four Sketches (NZTrio commission, premiered July 2009) – 10′

Feng Zheng/Kite, for piano trio and guzheng (NZTrio commission, premiered Sept 2016) – 19′

Vicissitudes with the Mike Nock Trio

An alternation between opposite and contrasting things.

Jazz and classical music came together on stage in 2013 when two of New Zealand’s best-loved trios combined their considerable talents in a special concert featuring Mike Nock’s new work Vicissitudes. A musical celebration of the worlds of jazz and classical music, Vicissitudes reflects on our shared ability to overcome dire circumstances. Vicissitudes premiered to a sold-out audience at the Christchurch Arts Festival in 2013.

 

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2011 AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL: O CAMBODIA

NZTrio was joined by three Cambodian folk musicians – Him Savy, Keo Dorivan and Him Sophy – to perform compositions by Chinary Ung (Cambodia/US), Him Sophy (Cambodia), Dame Gillian Whitehead (NZ), and Jack Body (NZ). These new works were inspired by Cambodia’s turbulent and tragic recent history.

In 2014, O Cambodia toured to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and multiple locations in China.

MASSIVE COMPANY AND NZTRIO: MY BED MY UNIVERSE

2013 marked the start of a project that forged new ground for NZTrio and theatre ensemble Massive Company. We worked together with composer/performer Chris O’Connor to develop original music that is fully integrated into a theatrical presentation of Gary Henderson’s script My Bed, My Universe. We workshopped and experimented closely with Chris and the team at Massive Company throughout 2013, developing and evolving what became an astonishing production for performances in 2014.

NEW ZEALAND DANCE COMPANY

NZTrio joined the New Zealand Dance Company on stage in 2012 for performances of Gareth Farr’s Mondo Rondo within their inaugural show Language of Living.

WOMAD 2010 TARANAKI

NZTrio with Lepistö&Lehti, a fresh Helsinki-based duo of talented and sought-after instrumentalists Pekka Lehti (double bass) and Markku Lepistö (accordion). The duo operates at the forefront of contemporary acoustic music with a distinct Nordic folk/jazz influence and a strong sense of musical dialogue. The Lepistö&Lehti sound is characterised by the players’ remarkable confidence and vision, which gives the music distinctively personal edge.

2010 SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO – NZ CULTURAL SHOWCASE

NZTrio performed NZ works by John Psathas and Wayan Yudane and played with Moana & The Tribe (contemporary fusion Maori dance and music) within a 1 hour show also featuring Aivale Cole (award winning NZ opera singer) and Footnote Dance (contemporary NZ dance)

2009 RICHARD NUNNS AND GARETH FARR – NGA KETE E TORU

NZTrio workshopped together with Richard Nunns and Gareth Farr during the creation of the new work “Nga kete e toru” in which Richard plays taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) with NZTrio.

KINGDOM BY DAVID DOWNES

Live score and Animated film – an NZTrio commission.

2008 PHIL DADSON VISITORS IMPROV – TAKE #1 AND 2

NZTrio members performed with Phil Dadson (invented and other sonics), hosting a night of improvised music-performance featuring surprise VISITORS (unknown to audience and performers. An event organised in association with the Wine Cellar and Chris O’Connor’s fortnightly schedule of Tuesday events.

MAHINARANGI TOCKER – “TUWHARE”

“A Northland Heartscape” – Song created with Mahinarangi Tocker:
Recorded “Tuwhare” CD of 12 poems by Hone Tuwhare set to music by recording artists of NZ/Aoteoroa.
Performed in Auckland Festival AK07

MOANA AND THE TRIBE

2005 A fusion concert: NZTrio performing on stage with Moana and the Tribe

“FOR THE PEOPLE” BY NESIAN MYSTIC

Arranged by Russ Garcia

Piano Trio (NZTrio), Electric Bass (Aaron Cadell), Drums (Nick Gaffaney) and Vocalist (Tim Beveridge)
Performed at the 2003 APRA Awards (Silver Scroll Winner 2003)

“ALICE”

Composed by Gillian Whitehead: arranged by Joost Langeveld and Jim Gardiner (Excerpt)

Piano Trio (NZTrio), Singer (Helen Medlyn) and Electronic Media Sounds

Performed at the 2003 APRA Awards – SouNZ Contemporary Award 2003

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Victoria Kelly - Toi Huarewa (The Suspended Way)

Victoria is perhaps most famous for her scores in films such as Black Sheep, Lovely Bones and the Hobbit, her string arrangements for artists such as Neil Finn, Shapeshifter and SJD and her music directorship of the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony. But she also possesses a prodigious talent in composing for classical soloists and ensembles. For this piece, Victoria consulted with Tim Worrall, and Horomona Horo, to develop a new myth that examines the case moth’s near-inaudible love song and, on another level, considers Te Arai (the veil that separates us from our ancestors). Taonga Pūoro and Piano Trio combine as a single voice, at different times deeply grounded, furious and breathtakingly delicate.

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