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 / instagram.com/ginesthesia LEGACY 1 – […]

2023 Series

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to our 2023 series Homeland The spirit of folk-music is at the heart of Homeland—with the music of the great Bohemian composer Antonín Dvořák at its core. The music of the people; folk music’s ubiquitous influence is present throughout. The impetus of different composers’ creative energies drives this musical journey, connecting […]

2022 Government House

Photos from our 20th Anniversary celebrations at Government House 2022 Photos: Marty Melville


The story continues… Join us for LEGACY 2 in person at one of our Auckland venues, or our free live stream on the 20th of July from the Concert Chamber of the Auckland Town Hall. The story continues with the luscious trio arrangement of Schumann’s melodious miniatures dedicated to his music teacher Friedrich Wieck before […]

Nikolai Kapustin Trio, Op. 86

Originally composed for flute, cello, and piano, find out about the influences that on this jazzy trio by Nikolai Kapustin, in our programme notes, written by Charlotte Wilson. “I was never a jazz musician. I never tried to be a real jazz pianist, but I had to do it because of the composing.  I’m not […]