With the NZ Chamber Soloists
Katherine Austin Lara Hall and James Tennant and Special Guest Artist Dimitri Atanassov
Come and celebrate some of the greatest music written for piano quartet plus the world premiere of Eve de Castro-Robinson's moving new piano trio.
Mozart Piano Quartet no 2.
Eve de Castro-Robinson The Night Is Shattered (piano trio)
Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb Major
Combining the talents of Katherine Austin (piano), Lara Hall (violin), and James Tennant (cello) the group is dedicated to presenting classical music as a spontaneous and vivid experience connecting the audience and performers through the universal language of music. Since its inception, the New Zealand Chamber Soloists have celebrated the unique voice of New Zealand's new generation of composers, alongside the works of the classical and 20th century traditions. The group has brought a unique blend of virtuosity, colour and a full-on, spontaneous energy to music old and new.
Guest Artist - Dimitri Atanassov
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1970, Dimitri Atanassov started learning the violin at the age of 6. After studying with Professor Anna Ivanova, Dimitri excelled in his studies at the Prague Academy of Arts under the guidance of Professor Vaclav Snitil, completing his Master’s degree in 1994. As a Concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia orchestra and a chamber musician he has worked and performed with the world’s leading international artists and conductors such as Shlomo Mintz, Nigel Kennedy, Per Arne Glorvigen and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. He was a founding member of the Ogen Trio with James Tennant and Katherine Austin
The Night Is Shattered was commissioned by New Zealand Chamber Soloists as part of the 7 x 7 Project – seven New Zealand women composers each creating a brand new seven minute piano trio.