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 Batten (flute) plays with groups Ethos, Elios and Nikau; Sophia Acheson (viola) has furthered studies in Spain and the USA, developing an interest in early music;  Ingrid Bauer (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.”