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2018 Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the Chamber Music Hutt Valley 2018 concert series. Memberships and season tickets will be available from November 2017.  Purchase your season membership and/or flexi-tickets here. Tickets to individual concerts are available on Eventfinder.   

Mazzoli Trio
Monday 26th March - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Mazzoli Trio was formed at the University of Auckland in 2015.  It has gained international attention since being invited to perform at the 2nd International Pacific Alliance of Music Schools Summit, held in Beijing.  Members of the group are each winners of chamber music concerts in New Zealand and have given solo and chamber music concerts through Europe, Britain, China, SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

 

Michael Houstoun
Thursday 12th April - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Michael Houstoun had by age 18 won every major music competition in New Zealand.  In 1973 he placed 3rd in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  Other successes came at the Leeds Piano Competition (4th, 1975) and at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (6th, 1982).  Michael  then followed his heart back to New Zealand.  In recognition of his contribution to music here he was awarded CNZM in 2012.

 

 

 

Toru Trio
Wednesday 16th May - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Toru Trio consists of three principal players from Orchestra Wellington.  The sound combination of flute, viola and harp was popularised by Debussy. It has been often enjoyed since.  Karen (flute) plays with groups Ethos, Elios and Nikau; Sophia  (viola) has furthered studies in Spain and the USA, developing an interest in early music;  Ingrid (harp) has given solo recitals in six countries but loves making music in small ensembles.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

 

Klara Collectiv
Thursday 26th July - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Klara Kollectiv  from Sweden, is a free-form ensemble in extension of the Dalecarlia Quintet which toured for CMNZ in 2014, including a concert for Chamber Music Hutt Valley.  Anna (Associate Principal Clarinet with Wermland Opera) and Manu (Associate Principal Second Violin with DalaSinfoniettan) are New Zealanders, joined on this occasion by pianist Taru Kurki, who is Head of Piano at the Musikkonservatoriet Falun.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

 

 

LTJJI Quintet
Monday 15th October - 7.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Much-loved pianist Diedre Irons is joined by Vesa-Matti Leppänen (Concertmaster), Andrew Thomson (Principal Second Violin), Julia Joyce (Principal Viola) and  Andrew Joyce (Principal Cello)  from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.  Of their concert in May 2015, Peter Mechen wrote  “… levels of skill, intensity, beauty and enjoyment .. to .. grace a recital platform anywhere in the world.”

 

 

 

2017 Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the Chamber Music Hutt Valley 2017 concert series. Purchase your season membership and/or flexi-tickets here. Tickets to individual concerts are available on Eventfinder.   

Amici Ensemble
Tuesday 14th March - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Amici Ensemble  was formed by Donald Armstrong, the Associate Concertmaster of the N Z Symphony Orchestra, in 1988 to perform works for many differing combinations of instruments.  He draws together musicians, mostly principal players with the NZSO and/or teachers with Te Kōkī, the New Zealand School of Music.  The Ensemble is noted for its musicality and special ability to relate to audiences.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

 

Ensemble Paladino
Friday 28th April - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Ensemble Paladino  is a mixed group of string, wind and keyboard players that also grew from a desire to present diverse chamber music fearlessly and on the highest level.  Three core members are based in Auckland.  They are joined regularly by guest musicians from around the world.  The Ensemble draws upon the rich experiences of all the players, giving it a democratic and lively structure.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

 

 

The Jac
Wednesday 17th May - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

The Jac  is a jazz ensemble featuring some of NZ's finest musical talent, including members of The Troubles, the Rodger Fox Big Band and the N Z Symphony Orchestra.  Playing original repertoire with broad crossover appeal, the Jac explores a full range of textures, dynamics and instrumentations, combining the controlled power of a big band with the intimacy of a small chamber jazz group.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

 

The Troubadour String Quartet
Monday 24th July - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

The Troubadour String Quartet  is a vibrant young string quartet that formed in 2016 for the Adam Chamber Music Summer School.  The group has been invited back to perform as featured artists in the 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival.  Following this they will tour New Zealand on an Internship Programme of concerts for CMNZ that will showcase their passion for chamber music.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

 

 

Ludwig Treviranus 
Sunday 3rd September - 3.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Ludwig Treviranus  hailed “... a major pianistic talent here in Wellington ”, Ludwig has a passion to communicate his music to audiences.  The programme for this, his final concert as Artist-in-Residence  with CMHV, is especially chosen  to appeal to all those young at heart.  Alongside Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite no.1, Ludwig performs Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with narrator Charles Wilson.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

 

2016 Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the Chamber Music Hutt Valley 2016 concert series. Purchase your season membership and/or flexi-tickets here.  Tickets to individual concerts will be available from Eventfinder as below.  

Miyata - Yoshimura - Suzuki Trio
Monday 29th February - 7:30pm
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Mayumi Miyata (shō), Nanae Yoshimura (koto) and Tosiya Suzuki (recorder)  present traditional and modern Japanese repertoire alongside new compositions by three of New Zealand’s most explorative composers – Samuel Holloway, Dylan Lardelli and Chris Gendall.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand as part of New Zealand Festival.
 

David Guerin plays Goldberg
Sunday 17th April - 3:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

In a special extra concert this year which will be free to full subscribers, David Guerin performs the J S Bach Goldberg Variations. 
The Goldberg Variations is one of the greatest monuments of keyboard literature. It is music which observes neither end nor beginning, music with neither real climax nor real resolution, music which “rests lightly on the wings of the unchecked wind” (Glenn Gould). David Guerin trained with Judith Clark and Janetta McStay in New Zealand before study at the Musikhochschüle Cologne, focusing on contemporary music and also lieder accompaniment and chamber music. A major collaboration in 1991 with choreographer Michael Parmenter included performances of Goldberg Variations – establishing David’s long, acclaimed, association with this music.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder

 

Robert Ibell (cello) + Douglas Mews (fortepiano)
Wednesday 13th July - 7:30pm
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Hammers and Horsehair – Robert Ibell and Douglas Mews perform virtuosic works from the classical and early romantic periods – by candlelight on authentic instruments. Robert has been a member of the NZSO since 1993; Douglas teaches at the NZ School of Music and is Director of Music at St Teresa’s Church.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

 

Villani Piano Quartet
Monday 12th September - 7:30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Villani Piano Quartet – a new ensemble grown from a passion to perform piano quartets. Flavio Villani studied with Matteo Napoli in Italy and Stephen de Pledge. In 2015 he played Rachmaninov’s Concerto nr 2 with Orchestras Filarmonica of Calabria and CalArts. The string musicians are all principals of Wairua Sinfonietta, an Auckland group that believes music performance helps develop community.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

 

Treviranus - Fa’i-Hulton - Amosa 
Monday 26th September - 7.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Ludwig Treviranus – “... a major pianistic talent here in Wellington ”.  As Artist-in-Residence with CMHV, Ludwig will share his platform with Elisha Fa’i-Hulton (mezzo-soprano), Music Director at Waiariki Academy, and with Joel Amosa, a young bass-baritone with a rich, powerful and dramatic voice. Each is New Zealand-born of proud Samoan heritage – and will introduce a Pasifika flavour.

Tickets and programme details available from Eventfinder.

 

New Zealand Guitar Quartet 
Thursday 1st December - 7.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

New Zealand Guitar Quartet formed in 2010. Owen Moriarty and Christopher Hill graduated from Schools of Music in Wellington before furthering guitar performance in California and Spain (respectively); Jane Curry studied and performed in USA and now teaches at the NZ School of Music; John Couch is studying in Canberra. The group presents material in preparation for making a recording.

2015 Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the Chamber Music Hutt Valley 2015 concert series.  Purchase your season membership and/or flexi-tickets here. Tickets to individual concerts are available on Eventfinder

Nicola Melville - piano *
Thursday 5th March - 7.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

Nicola Melville is described as “having an original and intelligent musical mind”. A former student of Judith Clark at Victoria University, Nicola continued on to earn a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in USA. She now teaches at the liberal arts Carleton College, contributes to interdisciplinary projects, tours solo recitals, and records. 
 
  • Schubert German Dances, D 783
  • Chopin Mazurkas, op 17
  • In Memory of Judith Clark (1931 - 2014) new works by New Zealand composers - Ross Harris, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Gareth Farr, Christopher Norton 
  • ter Veldhuis The Body of Your Dreams for boom-box + piano 
  • Debussy Estampes - Pagodes; Soiree dans Grenade; Jardins sous la pluie 
  • Albright A selection of Rag-time pieces 

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.  Tickets avalable from Eventfinder

 
Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Julia Joyce, Andrew Joyce, Diedre Irons
Monday 25th May - 7.30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt
 
Vesa-Matti Leppänen is the Concertmaster of the N Z Symphony Orchestra;  Julia Joyce is Principal Viola and Andrew Joyce is Principal Cello with the NZSO; Diedre Irons always gives “…a performance, exciting, beautiful, luminous and apparently effortless”! 
 
  • Haydn String Trio in G major, op 53/1
  • Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A major
  • Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, op 60
 
Affetto - early music ensemble *
Wednesday 8th July - 7:30pm
St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
 
Affetto was formed to explore the chamber music of the Baroque and Renaissance.  All members are early music specialists, all New Zealanders who have trained overseas, all playing authentic instruments.  They  “... perform with an expertise, a playfulness and joy that  can only come from the deepest love of, and for, what they do.” 
 
A Play Upon Words - the birth of the Baroque and opera brought a dramatic shift in the way music and words played together. In England this new style was adopted by John Blow, Henry Purcell, Mathew Locke and Robert Johnson, amongst others. Their texts and musical settings often contain hidden meanings - making for an entertaining programme of lively, poignant music.  
 
Mimosa Wind Ensemble *
Wednesday 29th July - 7.30pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt
 
Mimosa Wind Ensemble is Hugh Roberts (flute), Thomas Hutchinson (oboe), Todd Gibson-Cornish (bassoon) and Somi Kim (piano) - four young New Zealand musicians, with outstanding performances as winners in CMNZ’s Chamber Music Contests and section leaders with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, are returning from studies in London and Paris for this national tour. 
 
  • Allard Variations on a theme of Paganini (bassoon)
  • Rachmaninov from Moment Musicaux, op 16 (piano solo)
  • Genzmer Trio for flute, bassoon and piano
  • Dutilleux Sonata for oboe and piano
  • Borne Bizet’s Carmen fantasy for flute and piano
  • Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
  • Salina Fisher new work for flute, oboe, bassoon and piano 
Ludwig Treviranus (piano)
Thursday 24th September - 7.30 pm
Little Theatre, Lower Hutt
 
Ludwig Treviranus  -  is a pianist graduate of Auckland and Florida State Universities now teaching in Wellington.  In music performance he aims to share his experiences, using the excitement of the piano repertoire to open the creative imaginations of his audiences.  “… simply lovely playing … a major pianistic talent here in Wellington.” 
 
Teacher and Pupil:
  • Haydn Sonata in C major, Hob XVI/50
  • Beethoven Sonata in C major, op 2/3
  • Haydn Andante and variations in F min, Hob XVII/6
  • Beethoven Sonata in F minor, op 57 Appassionata