Christabel Lin violin
Nicholas Hancox viola
David Requiro cello
Two of New Zealand’s leading young string players return to New Zealand in March, and are joined by one of the United States’ most outstanding young cellists, for a tour of seven North Island centres.
Formed through connections between the New Zealand School of Music, Vienna Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan, the Antipodes String Trio comprises New Zealanders Christabel Lin (violin), Nicholas Hancox (viola), and American cellist, David Requiro.
The Antipodes String Trio opens its tour in Warkworth followed by recitals in Waikanae, Gisborne, Whakatane, Putaruru, and Tauranga. They will also give a special performance at a CMNZ afternoon tea in Wellington.
“While Christabel and I have spent some years overseas now, it has always been our intention to make careers in New Zealand, and contribute back to the musical life that nurtured our early aspirations as musicians,” Nicholas says. “We are very privileged to be able to collaborate with David (a long-time admirer of our land), and thus create and hopefully foster relationships in New Zealand with musicians abroad.”
The programme for the concerts includes Beethoven’s three string trios, works by Schubert, and New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn and Hungarian composer Dohnányi's Serenade. “For us, the string trio is an under performed genre”, Nicholas says, “despite it having contributions from all the old masters as well as many 'gems' from the 20th century.”
Christabel Lin has performed as violin soloist with numerous orchestras, including the NZSO, APO, CSO, and Taichung Symphony in Taiwan. She has been awarded prizes at the National Concerto Competition in Christchurch and University of Auckland Concerto and Chamber Music Competitions. She is currently studying at the Vienna Conservatory of Music.
Violist Nicholas Hancox completed his Master of Music at the University of Michigan in 2009, following Bachelor of Music (Hons) studies at Victoria University of Wellington. In 2008 he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Centre working with esteemed musicians such as James Levine, Bernard Haitink, the Julliard String Quartet, and Pamela and Claude Franck. Nicholas currently studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre, München, Germany.
As winner of the 2008 Naumburg award, David Requiro now belongs to a distinguished catalogue of elite musicians that include Steven Hough, Joseph Silverstein, the Emerson String Quartet and former NZSO concertmaster Wilma Smith (as a member of the Lydian String Quartet). David has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and has appeared in recital at Carnegie's Weill Hall in New York and the Phillips Collection in Washington DC. He is currently “Artist in Residence” at the University of Puget Sound, Tacomo, Washington.
|12 March 11||Programme||7.30pm||Mahurangi College Hall||Warkworth|
|13 March 11||Programme||2.30pm||Waikanae Memorial Hall, Pehi Kupa St||Waikanae|
|14 March 11||Programme||2.30pm||West Plaza Hotel||Wellington|
|15 March 11||Programme||7.30pm||St Andrew's Church, Cobden St||Gisborne|
|16 March 11||Programme||7.30pm||Church of St George and St John||Whakatane|
|19 March 11||Programme||2.00pm||Plaza Theatre, Kensington St||Tokoroa|
|20 March 11||Programme||3.00pm||Tauranga Park Auditorium||Tauranga|