ARTISTS: Hilary Hayes, (violin), Edward King (cello), Maria Mo (piano)
Talented young musicians Hilary Hayes (violin), Edward King (cello) and Maria Mo (piano) make up the Leonari Trio. As winners of the 2009 Pettman/ROSL ARTS International Scholarship for a New Zealand Chamber Ensemble, they undertook a tour of the UK in 2010 where they played sold-out concerts in major venues such as St. Martin-in-the-fields and St. James Piccadilly, and at the Budleigh Salterton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals - receiving standing ovations and invitations to return.
The Leonari Trio was formed at the University of Waikato in 2009. Tutored predominantly by the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, they have played numerous concerts around New Zealand to great acclaim, and are regularly broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert. All three members have also had individual successes at major competitions such as the National Concerto Competition, the PACANZ Young Performer of the Year Award and the Kerikeri National Piano Competition.
The trio's Viennese Tales programme features John Psathas' work, Three Island Songs which was originally commissioned by Katherine Austin and James Tennant of New Zealand Chamber Soloists.
"We consider this our 'party piece', we can just let go and enjoy! What a great piece, full of energy, vitality, and those wonderful Greek influences. John Psathas is truly a world class composer." - Leonari Trio
|18 August 12||Elegies from Russia||4pm||Private house (Details TBC)||Warkworth|
|19 August 12||Elegies from Russia||7pm||Mills Reef Winery||Tauranga|
|20 August 12||Elegies from Russia||7.30pm||Concert Chamber
Rotorua Convention Centre
|23 August 12||Viennese Tales||7.30pm||St Andrew's Church||Gisborne|
|26 August 12||Viennese Tales||3pm||Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate||Whanganui|
|28 August 12||Elegies from Russia||7.30pm, Chamber Music Hutt Valley concerts are 'general admission' so please arrive in time to get a good seat - doors open around 20 minutes before.||Little Theatre||Lower Hutt|
|30 August 12||Elegies from Russia||7.30pm||Chanel Arts Centre||Motueka|
|1 September 12||Elegies from Russia||3.30pm||James Cumming Lecture Theatre||Gore|
|2 September 12||Viennese Tales||2pm||Cromwell Memorial Hall||Cromwell|
...packed with sparkle and elegance.Read full reviewHanno Fairburn, Daily Post, Rotorua - 21 Aug 2012
...the rapport needed for good ensemble work was obviously always in place.Read full reviewVal Sherriff, Bay of Plenty Times - 20 Aug 2012