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NZCT Chamber Music Finalists Announced

NZCT Chamber Music Finalists Announced


It's not all about rugby in Christchurch this weekend, with a huge day at The Piano with the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Semi Finals, gearing up towards the National Finals tomorrowon the 4th August. The standard has been incredibly high from all 12 amazing ensembles competing from across Aotearoa, so judges Wilma Smith, and members of Sweden's Klara Kollektiv have had unenviable job. But, nevertheless, the 6 finalists have all been announced for tomorrow's big day.

The Finalists:
Sputnik the Oktet (Auckland)
Shostakovich | Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11
Zosia Herlihy O’Brien, violin, Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Anne Lee, violin, Michael Park School
Elvina Liu, violin, St Cuthbert’s College
Cindy Jia, violin, Pinehurst School
Clara Salzmann, viola, Rangitoto College
Rachel An, viola, Westlake Girls’ High School
Marcus Ho, cello, King’s College
Daniel Ai, cello, Westlake Boys’ High School

Trio Espoir (Auckland)
Ernest Chausson | Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 3, mvt 1
Ian Chiao, violin, St Kentigern College
Emily Carr, cello, Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Ashani Waidyatillake, piano, St Mary's College
Te Ahi Kaa (Northland)
Schubert | String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden”, mvt 1
Maia-Dean Martin, violin, Whangarei Girls' High School
Atawhai Martin, violin, Home Schooled
Isaiah Kaiawe, viola, Whangarei Boys' High School
Purotu Martin, cello, Home Schooled
Orbit (Auckland)
Max Reger | Serenade for flute, violin and viola
Jacob Webster, flute, Te Kura Correspondence School
Weihong Yi, violin, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School
Cecile McNeill, viola, Westlake Girls’ High School
Raqs (Canterbury)
Marc Eychenne |
Cantilène et danse
Claudia Crosland, alto saxophone, Burnside High School
Hijiri Yamamoto, violin, Burnside High School
Lixin Zhang, piano, Burnside High School
Timeless Trio (Wellington)
Stravinsky | L'Histoire du soldat, mvts 1, 2, 4 and 5
Benedict van Leuven, clarinet, Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School
Lucas Baker, violin, Home Schooled
Amelia Isac, piano, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

These semi finals today are the result of months of intense preperation and hard work for all the ensembles, and performing extraordinary works from Shostakovich, Schubert, Stravinsky to a work by New Zealand composer David Hamilton.

If you are not based in Christchurch, you can still follow the action directly from your computer! CMNZ will post details of the Contest finals LIVE STREAM closer to the event. Visit www.chambermusic.co.nz/contest for details.


ENDS


NZCT Chamber Music National Finals
Join CMNZ to celebrate the best of New Zealand's young talent in the National Finals of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.

The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is the longest running youth music competition in New Zealand and is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the country.
From hundreds of ensembles nationwide, only 12 groups make it through to the Finals weekend. At the end of the concert on Saturday, the winner will be announced.

Adjudicators:

Wilma Smith (Adjudication Panel Leader)
Anna McGregor (clarinet, Klara Kollektiv)
Manu Berkeljon (violin, Klara Kollektiv)
Taru Kurki (piano, Klara Kollektiv)

MC
Clarissa Dunn (RNZ Concert)


National Finalists (in performance order)

Session 1:
Group 1 Sputnik the Oktet (Auckland)
Group 2 Bohuslav Trio (Canterbury)
Group 3 Schubertiads (Canterbury)
Group 4 Matryoshka (Canterbury)
Group 5 Trio Espoir (Auckland)
Group 6 Te Ahi Kaa (Northland)


Session 2:
Group 1 Chamber of Secrets (Auckland)
Group 2 Orbit (Auckland)
Group 3 Raysken Trio (Waikato)
Group 4 Raqs (Canterbury)
Group 5 Timeless Trio (Wellington)
Group 6 Macleans Trio A (Auckland)


National Composition Awards - adjudicator Anthony Ritchie
Virtuoso Strings Quartet (Wellington) – Winning Senior Composition piece by Benjamin Sneyd-Utting: String Quartet no. 1 in C

WINNERS
Senior Section: Benjamin Sneyd-Utting
Junior Section: Kayo Takamatsu

Venue
The Piano
Armagh St, Christchurch Central

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALS

Friday 3 August 2018
The Piano, Armagh St, Christchurch Central
11.30am & 4.30pm

NATIONAL FINALS
Saturday 4 August 2018
The Piano, Armagh St, Christchurch Central
7.00pm

Semi Final 1: Friday 3 August, 11.30am
Sputnik the Oktet (Auckland)
Shostakovich | Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11
Zosia Herlihy O’Brien, violin, Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Anne Lee, violin, Michael Park School
Elvina Liu, violin, St Cuthbert’s College
Cindy Jia, violin, Pinehurst School
Clara Salzmann, viola, Rangitoto College
Rachel An, viola, Westlake Girls’ High School
Marcus Ho, cello, King’s College
Daniel Ai, cello, Westlake Boys’ High School
Bohuslav Trio (Canterbury)
Martinů | Sonata for two violins and piano, H. 213

Rachel McSweeney, Violin, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Lucy Costelloe, violin, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Yuna Chon, piano, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Schubertiads (Canterbury)
Schubert | Trio in E-Flat Major, op. 100, mvt 4
Juliette Ma, violin, Burnside High School
Maggie Ma, cello, Burnside High School
Samuel Jeon, piano, St Andrew’s College
Matryoshka (Canterbury)
Shostakovich | Piano Trio in E Minor, op. 67, mvts 2 and 4
Sarah Lawrence, violin, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Eugene In, cello, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Valerie Xiang, piano, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Trio Espoir (Auckland)
Ernest Chausson | Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 3, mvt 1
Ian Chiao, violin, St Kentigern College
Emily Carr, cello, Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
Ashani Waidyatillake, piano, St Mary's College
Te Ahi Kaa (Northland)
Schubert | String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden”, mvt 1
Maia-Dean Martin, violin, Whangarei Girls' High School
Atawhai Martin, violin, Home Schooled
Isaiah Kaiawe, viola, Whangarei Boys' High School
Purotu Martin, cello, Home Schooled
Semi Final 2: Friday 3 August, 4.30pm
Chamber of Secrets (Auckland)
David Hamilton | Three Love Songs of Sara Teasdale: Child, Child; Tonight; After Love
Jacob Siohane-Royle, soprano, Kristin School
Kunli Zhang, clarinet, Kristin School
Christina Yang, guzheng, Kristin School
Vanessa Xiong, piano, Kristin School
Orbit (Auckland)
Max Reger | Serenade for flute, violin and viola
Jacob Webster, flute, Te Kura Correspondence School
Weihong Yi, violin, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School
Cecile McNeill, viola, Westlake Girls’ High School
Raysken Trio (Waikato)
Brahms | Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, op. 8, mvt 1
Celia Griffiths, violin, Hillcrest High School
Joo Eun Kim, cello, Hillcrest High School
Cynthia Lee, piano, Hillcrest High School
(Canterbury)
Marc Eychenne |
Cantilène et danse
Claudia Crosland, alto saxophone, Burnside High School
Hijiri Yamamoto, violin, Burnside High School
Lixin Zhang, piano, Burnside High School
Timeless Trio (Wellington)
Stravinsky | L'Histoire du soldat, mvts 1, 2, 4 and 5
Benedict van Leuven, clarinet, Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School
Lucas Baker, violin, Home Schooled
Amelia Isac, piano, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Macleans Trio A (Auckland)
Brahms |
Horn Trio in E-flat, op. 40, mvt 4
Luke Lin, French horn, Macleans College
Reuben Chung, violin, Macleans College
Alphonse Jing, piano, Macleans College

Tickets
3 Aug 2018 11:30 am Christchurch The Piano
Door Sale: Adults $15, child & student free (with ID)
3 Aug 2018 04:30 pm Christchurch The Piano
Door Sale: Adults $15, child & student free (with ID)
4 Aug 2018 07:00 pm Christchurch The Piano
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