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September 29, 2018 7:30PM—October 13, 2018 8:00PM • Dunedin, Gisborne and Nelson

NZTrio | Exotica


Enjoy a myriad of single movements, like a tasting platter full of vibrant, piquant music from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and beyond. Works by Ravel, Piazzolla, Cassadó and Albéniz will be ‘served’ alongside fresh toe-tapping local delicacies by kiwis Claire Cowan and Alex Taylor.

Joining founding member of NZTrio, Ashley Brown (cello) are Concertmaster for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Beer (violin) and internationally renowned solo artist/Senior lecturer at Auckland University School of Music, Stephen De Pledge (piano). This powerhouse ensemble of New Zealand’s best have each played extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, with performances broadcast on TV and radio networks worldwide, and have multiple recordings and accolades to their names.


Penaforte (BR) – Capiba
Cassadó (SP) – piano trio, 2nd mvt
Cowan (NZ) – Subtle Dances
Ravel (FR) – piéce en forme de habanera
Taylor (NZ) – a spanner
Gerhard (SP) – trés calme
Piazzolla (ARG) – Grand Tango
Ravel (FR) – Tempo di blues
Penaforte (BR) – Maurice
Albéniz (ARG) – Tango
Cassadó (SP) – Piano trio, 3rd mvt
Kapustin (UKR) – Allegro


Saturday, 29 Sep at 7:30pm | NZTrio at Arts Festival Dunedin: The Savoy, Dunedin
Thursday, 11 Oct at 7:00pm | NZTrio at Gisborne International Music Festival: Gisborne War Memorial Theatre
Saturday, 13 October at 6:00pm | NZTrio at Nelson Arts Festival: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson

Start time

September 29, 2018 7:30PM

End time

October 13, 2018 8:00PM


Dunedin, Gisborne and Nelson