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A near full house at the Glenroy Auditorium on Sunday evening received a performance of the Vienna Piano Trio with enthusiastic shouting, clapping and stamping. This was the last concert of the 2015 Chamber Music NZ season, and arguably one of the best.
The Vienna Piano Trio gave their first performance in 1989 with Stefan Mendl at the piano. He is the sole founding member of the current ensemble, having been joined by Matthias Gredler, cello, in 2001 and David McCarroll, violin, earlier this year.
The Mimosa Ensemble are involved in a very exciting pilot scheme: a music residency at schools in the Hutt Valley. Chamber Music New Zealand are happy to have partnered with Hutt Valley High School, and grateful for additional funding from Creative Communities Hutt City and the Rotary Clubs of Petone and Hutt City.
by Brenda Harwood, The Star (Dunedin) Old and new rubbed shoulders in an intriguing programme, selected by New Zealand composer Ross Harris for the New Zealand String Quartet as part of Chamber Music NZ's Composer Connections series.