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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