NZTrio: Exotica

11oct7:00 pm8:30 pmNZTrio: ExoticaGisborne International Music Competition

Event Details

Presented in support of the Gisborne International Music Competition. A function to launch the 30th anniversary of the GIMC will follow the concert performance.


This masterfully curated, tapas style menu of music has been a festival highlight for two years running. Enjoy a programme of single movements, like a vibrant, piquant tasting platter of music from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and beyond. Works by Ravel, Piazzolla, and Cassadó will be ‘served’ alongside fresh toe-tapping local delicacies by kiwis Claire Cowan and Alex Taylor.


Here are some audience responses from last year’s debut of Exotica:

Absolutely wonderful … riveting … intimate … joyful … brilliant … inspired

Joining Ashley are violinist Andrew Beer (APO Concertmaster) and pianist Stephen De Pledge. This powerhouse ensemble of New Zealand’s best have each played extensively throughout North America,
Europe, Asia and Australasia, with performances broadcast on TV and radio networks worldwide, and have multiple recordings and accolades to their names.


Duration approx. 80 minutes, no interval


Tickets $30 ea – General Admission


Piazzolla (ARG) – Primavera Porteña
Cassadó (SP) – piano trio, 2nd mvt
Penaforte (BR) – Capiba
Ravel (FR) – piece en forme de habanera
Taylor (NZ) – a spanner
Ravel (FR) – Tempo di blues
Penaforte (BR) – Maurice
Piazzolla (ARG) – Grand Tango
Gerhard (SP) – tres calme
Cowan (NZ) – Subtle Dances
Cassadó (SP) – Piano trio, 3rd mvt


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+12:00


Gisborne War Memorial Theatre

Programme Notes

There are no programme notes for this performance, the musicians will introduce each work verbally from the stage.