The Klara Kollektiv

In Swedish, the term “klara” means to clarify. Playing music of crystalline radiance, The Klara Kollektiv is an exciting new ensemble. Established in 2016 as an extension of the Darlecarlia Clarinet Quintet, the Kollektiv is dedicated to shining a light on new repertoire as well as sharing familiar favourites.

Bringing Aotearoa and Scandinavia just a little closer together, these three Sweden-based musicians return home to perform a programme of atmospheric New Zealand and European wonders.

The programme begins with the premiere of a new work by New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie, while the colourful, gypsy rhapsodies of Khachaturian’s youthful Trio perfectly complement the mesmerizing, poetic Hungarian dances of Bartók’s Contrasts.

Klara Resize

 Anna McGregor (clarinet)

Manu Berkeljon (violin)

Taru Kurki (Piano)



Anthony Ritchie  | Three Scenes for Solo Clarinet
César Frank   | Sonata for Violin and Piano
Lilburn  | Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
Sibelius  | Romance  for Violin and Piano
Bartók  | Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano


Venue & date

The Social Room, Blue Baths, Government Gardens, Rotorua
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM

This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand