Summer Series – Groove Cafe

Join NZTrio for a refreshing 1 hour concert of vibrant quirky music that is bound to brighten up your summer. Kenji Bunch | GrooveboxTabea Squire | Der TanzPaul Schoenfield | Café Music Prepare yourself to be whirled away in this toe-tapping journey through quirky rhythms, vibrant city nightlife, and the colourful spectrum of jazz. Kenji […]

Homeland Three: Dumky

The future and past collide as modern composers draw on their heritage to create something new, before we embark upon the joy and nostalgia of Dvořák’s famous “Dumky” Trio. Prepare to be swept away by the heartfelt melodies of Novak’s dramatic one-movement ballade, written when he was simultaneously gazing back in time to traditional Czech […]

Composing Competition 2023: Trip the Light Fantastic!

Winners’ Concert Sunday 8 October / 5pmThe University of Auckland School of Music Theatre VIEW PROGRAMME NOTES PDF This is a free concert – koha appreciated ❤️Donate here Haere mai and welcome to the 2023 Winners’ Concert of NZTrio’s 5th biennial tertiary Composing Competition: Trip the Light Fantastic! The brief this year was for applicants […]

Homeland Two – The stories behind the music

Find out the full story behind the composers and their works with our programme notes. Written specifically for NZTrio, these will give you an insight into the lives of the composers and what inspired the works in Homeland Two – Tunes from my home. You can also read these notes as a PDF VIEW PDF […]

Homeland Two – Tunes from my home

The Programme Chen Yi | Tunes from My HomeGeorge Enescu | Piano Trio A minorVictoria Kelly | Lyre (New commission)Antonín Dvořák | Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65 The essence of home is captured in the music of composers from Romania, China, New Zealand, and Bohemia.  Chen Yi musical stories’ bustling energies, […]

A dance, a melody, a memory

Antonín Dvořák’s second piano trio opens our first concert 2023 Homeland series – Songs my mother taught me. One of the great nationalist composers, he was born in Nelahozeves, Bohemia, as revolution swept across Europe and nationalism became a dominant feature in European art. In 1864 he became a violist with the Prague National Theatre Orchestra, […]

Homeland 1 – Wellington

Songs my mother taught me Join us for the melodies of Bohemia and music filled with joy, loss, and longing as we celebrate the influence of folk-music on composers from across the globe.  7pm, 2 MarchPublic Trust Building, Wellington Tickets on sale now. Prices start from $25.25 for Students, $48.30 for Adults BOOK NOW Nostalgia […]

Rhythms of the Brain Charity Auction

We worked with contemporary artist Simon Ingram to create a visual work of art as part of our performance of Rhythms of the Brain in collaboration with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. A fascinating exploration of the inner workings of the brain and its response to musical stimuli, during the performance the brainwaves of […]

What we’re listening to

When we aren’t playing we’re often listening to music. We’ve put together a list of a few hidden musical gems that we each recommend. With everything from early music to 70’s hits, it seems that eclectic would be the best way to describe our combined musical taste! Somi Kim – pianist I love Keith Jarrett’s […]

LEGACY cocktails

Claire Filer specially created three signature cocktails for each of our 2022 LEGACY concerts inspired by the flavours of each programme. Based in the UK, soprano Claire Filer has also been a taster and judge for various spirit awards. You can find out more about Claire on her Instagram account: ​​@ginesthesia / LEGACY 1 – […]