Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Chamber Music New Zealand celebrates Matariki 2019 with: Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki (‘Three, Four, The Rise of Matariki’) Featuring NZTrio & Taonga Pūoro master Horomona Horo This beautifully curated performance of works written especially for NZTrio by kiwi composers Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead, Victoria Kelly, Martin Lodge, Richard Nunns, Jeremy Mayall, and Gareth Farr, […]

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.   Click for NZ Herald review Click for Southland Times review Click for […]

Ker, Dorothy

String Taxonomy, written for Piano Trio and Guzheng (2016) Onaia (2014) – c. 15′

Gao, Ping

Feng Zheng/Kite, written for piano trio and guzheng (2016) – c. 19′ Su Xie Si Ti/Four Sketches (2009) – c. 10′

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 […]

Iris Dreaming

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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]