NZ Trio, 16th June 2020


NZ Trio

Ashley Brown (cello), Amalia Hall (violin), Somi Kim (piano)

Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. The trio smashes outmoded preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating by presenting a fresh and approachable style that appeals to listeners from all walks of life. Every NZTrio performance reaffirms the importance of a live musical experience in today’s digital world. The group curates a powerful audience experience by pairing intimate, acoustically dynamic venues with unique and engaging musical programmes that challenge, move and inspire.

After a fascinating period of transition, with founding cellist Ashley Brown inviting an amazing array of talented guest musicians to join him on stage, NZTrio is thrilled to begin a new era in 2019 with the appointment of two new permanent members Amalia Hall (violin) and Somi Kim (piano).

NZTrio is a respected ambassador of contemporary New Zealand music and holds a remarkable track record of over 50 new commissions to date (more than 2/3 from NZ composers). They showcase those commissions in concerts around the country and overseas, and across all of their recordings, matching them with other fascinating contemporary works and the old familiar masterpieces. The trio has proudly featured at least one New Zealand composition in every concert throughout its 17 year history.

NZTrio has established two educational programmes that reach out to young musicians and composers: NZTrioLive! a high schools programme that gives young people a behind-the-scenes practical introduction on how to turn their passions into a profession, and the biennial NZTrio Composing Competition for tertiary composition students in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Venue & Date

Matariki Room (next to Novotel Hotel), Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM

This concert is presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand