NZTrio Board Member – Jack Bourke

NZTrio Board Member Jack Bourke, has always been driven by a deep commitment to community empowerment and inclusion, and a passion for the arts. Read on to find out what is behind this drive, and what he’s looking to achieve in the future. A proud New Zealand-born Tongan, Jack has an impressive background that includes […]

Guest Artist – Liu-Yi Retallick

  Guest Artist Liu-Yi Retallick will join us for our Summer Series – Groove Cafe.   Violinist Liu-Yi Retallick joined the Auckland Philharmonia as Associate Concertmaster in 2016. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Liu-Yi spent most of her life growing up in Malaysia, before moving to Singapore to pursue her music degree.  Whilst at university, Liu-Yi […]

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 | Groovebox Tabea Squire | Der Tanz Paul 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 […]

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 […]