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2020 Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the Chamber Music Hutt Valley 2020 concert series. Memberships and season tickets are available here.  Tickets to individual concerts will be available at the door – cash only – for $30 each. For more details, view the full 2020 brochure.

Jun Bouterey-Ishido
Tuesday 5th May – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Since performing for Chamber Music Hutt Valley in 2011, Jun has studied in Europe, graduating with a Soloist Diploma and a Masters degree in chamber music. He has achieved 1st prize in the 2015 Orpheus Swiss Chamber Music Competition and 2nd prize in the 2017 Maj Lind International Piano Competition in Finland. His programme opens (paradoxically) this 250th anniversary year celebrating Beethoven’s birth with the Les Adieux sonata.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

Cowan – Darroch Duo
Wednesday 13th May – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

The flute and guitar make a perfect pairing – agile flute notes dance above warm harmonies and percussive sounds of an acoustic guitar. Hannah Darroch, a New Zealander, and Canadian Steve Cowan are currently pursuing doctoral studies at McGill University in Montréal. Their programme draws together works that evoke natural landscapes and events, but also includes Piazolla’s sensuous
suite in which he illustrates the development of the tango.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

Lara Hall & Rachael Griffiths-Hughes
Wednesday 28th August – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Both from the University of Waikato: Lara teaches violin and viola and is Concertmaster of Opus Orchestra; Rachael is Convenor of Music and directs the University Chamber Choir. They present a programme of English Georgian music, typically full of
elegance, drama and spontaneous flair. It is built around sonatas by Joseph Gibbs, relatively unknown, but encompassing a great variety of styles with unexpected surprises.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.

Aroha String Quartet & Robert Orr 
Tuesday 8th September – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Founded in 2004, the quartet is known for its “accomplished brilliance, soulfulness and sublime intensity, all in perfect balance and tonal unity”. It is committed to presenting works from the western classical and avant-garde repertoires to Chinese folk music. The members have been strong contributors to recent Music Residencies in Hutt Valley schools. They will be joined by
Robert Orr, principal oboe in the NZ Symphony Orchestra.

Marmen String Quartet 
Saturday 3rd October – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

This group of young musicians currently holds the Guildhall School of Music String Quartet Fellowship. From Sweden, Japan, New Zealand and Britain, the musicians have all been students at the Royal College of Music or the Guildhall School of Music in London. Having won several awards, the Quartet is emerging internationally as an interesting voice. Our celebration of Beethoven’s anniversary concludes with the final Rasoumovsky Quartet.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.