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2022 Concert Series

We are pleased to announce a season of five concerts for 2022. Memberships and season tickets are available here.  Tickets to individual concerts are available in advance here, or at the door – cash only – $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For more details, view the Chamber Music Hutt Valley 2022 brochure.


Lorelle McNaughton

Lorelle McNaughton 
Tuesday 31st May – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

Spanish Composers in Paris:
– Debussy Estampes
– Albéniz Iberia (Book III)
– de Falla Cuatro Piezas Españolas
– Ravel from Miroirs – Une barque sur l’ocean
– Alborara del gracioso
– Albéniz Iberia (Book IV)

While training as a young pianist in Auckland, graduating from the University of Auckland and the Sydney Conservatorium, Lorelle developed a specialisation in Spanish piano repertoire. She moved to Barcelona to study with colleagues and disciples of Alicia de Larrocha. Lorelle now has a growing reputation as an interpreter of Spanish music. For CMHV, she performs impressionistic music created by French and Spanish composers.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.


New Zealand Chamber Soloists
Tuesday 21st June – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

– Martinů Piano Trio no 2, in D minor H 327 (1950)
– New commission
– Janáček Violin Sonata JW 7/7 (1914)
– Dvořák Piano Trio no 3, in F minor Op 65

New Zealand Chamber Soloists has been performing throughout New Zealand and internationally since it was formed in 2006. It embodies a unique blend of virtuosity, colour and spontaneous energy to its music-making, with a reputation for presenting the unique voice of young New Zealand composers, alongside classical and contemporary traditions. For CMHV they present the gorgeous colours and flavours of Czech music – romantic to modern eras.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.


Yuka Eguchi and Kemp English
Thursday 14th July – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

– Handel Sonata in D major HWV 37
– von Paradis Sicilienne
– Mozart Violin Sonata in C major K 296
– Beethoven Rondino (arr. Kreisler)
– Kreisler Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice for solo violin, Op 6
– Schubert Sonata in G minor D 408
– Beethoven Sonata in F major Op 24 (Spring)

Yuka Eguchi and Kemp English are a violin and piano duo. Yuka has been Assistant Concertmaster of the N Z Symphony Orchestra since 2015, having previously led the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and then the Tokyo Mozart Players. Kemp has built an international reputation as an organist, a collaborative pianist and a specialist fortepiano exponent. Kemp will accompany Yuka on a fortepiano for this concert of music from baroque and classical periods.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.


Strings Amore
Thursday 1st September – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

– Vivaldi Concerto for viola d’amore in D major RV 392
– Telemann Concerto for two viola d’amore
– Graupner Concerto for viola d’amore in D major
– Bach Concerto for violin in E major BWV 1042
– Graupner Concerto for viola d’amore and viola in A major
– Telemann Concerto for viola in G major
– Bach Erbarme Dich (from St Mathew Passion) for violin, viola, strings

Strings Amore brings together five accomplished string players, resident in Wellington, to present music showcasing the viola d’amore. This instrument has six or seven strings plus others not played but vibrating in sympathy and giving it a sweet, warm sound. Much loved by baroque masters Vivaldi, Telemann and Graupner, the concert will feature music by them, plus Bach’s Concerto for violin in E major and Telemann’s Concerto for viola in G major.

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.


Aroha String Quartet
Tuesday 20th September – 7:30pm
St. Marks Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt

– Mendelssohn String Quartet no 1 in Eƅ major, op 12
– Shostakovitch String Quartet no 10 in Aƅ major, op 118
– John Psathas Abhisheka
– Brahms String Quartet no 3 in Bƅ major, op 67

Aroha String Quartet. Founded in 2004, the Quartet is known for “accomplished brilliance, soulfulness and sublime intensity, all in perfect balance and tonal unity”. It is committed to presenting works ranging from the western classical and avant-garde repertoires to Chinese folk music. For many years the members have contributed their knowledge and energy to a very successful Music Residency programme in Hutt Valley schools.