We’ve found our new members!
NZTrio is thrilled to announce that founding member and cellist Ashley Brown will be joined by two extraordinary musicians, violinist Amalia Hall and pianist Somi Kim, as permanent members of the group. Amalia is an internationally acclaimed soloist and Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington,and Somi is a versatile pianist based in London, in demand as a duo partner, and as an official pianist for many prestigious summer academies and international competitions in Europe.
Alongside Ashley’s indisputable talent, Amalia and Somi will bring a new perspective, and kick off this exciting next chapter as NZTrio keeps developing and growing their distinct role in Aotearoa’s music and cultural landscape. NZTrio will continue to programme bold and eclectic work as they enter this new era with Amalia and Somi, who will join Ashley for much of NZTrio’s 2019 concerts, before they take up their positions permanently from 2020. They will take to the stage as a group during the trio’s main concert series later in 2019, with dates and programme details to be announced shortly.
“Somi and Amalia are amazing musicians. I’m stoked they’re joining NZTrio. They’re totally inspiring to work with and we’re all really looking forward to playing together again and sharing our music with everyone. So exciting!”
– ASHLEY BROWN, NZTRIO FOUNDING MEMBER AND CELLIST
NZTrio is recognised as a ‘national treasure’ and ‘New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble’ (NZ Herald). Expect to be affected.
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