2018

THE 2018 FESTIVAL

The 2018 festival programme followed the theme of "Contrasts".

The Friday programme contrasted two special works written for violin and piano - the Elgar and Debussy Sonatas - which were written within a year of each other 100 years ago. The Saturday programme featured one of Beethoven's earliest works (Piano Trio Opus 1, No. 2 in G major) alongside a work that heads towards what became known as 'late' Beethoven, the String Quartet Opus 95, 'Serioso’. The Festival fittingly finished on the Sunday with a rousing performance of Bartok's "fiendishly difficult" three Hungarian-Romanian dance movements, entitled 'Contrasts'. 


THE PROGRAMME 2018

CONCERT 1 - FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 6.30PM

    Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82
    Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Simeon Broom (violin), Rachel Church (piano)

CONCERT 2 - SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 6.30PM

    Beethoven Piano Trio in G major, Op.1 No.2
    Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 No. 11 "Serioso"
    Auckland Piano Trio with Yuri Cho (violin) and David Samuel (viola)

CONCERT 3 - SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 3PM

    Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114 
    Bartok "Contrasts", Sz.111
    NZ Chamber Soloists - Peter Scholes (clarinet), James Tennant (cello),
    Katherine Austin (piano) with Simeon Broom (violin)

THE MUSICIANS 2018

SIMEON BROOM – VIOLIN/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

RACHEL CHURCH – PIANO

AUCKLAND PIANO TRIO

JAMES JIN – violin
JAMES YOO – cello
XING WANG – piano

YURI CHO – VIOLIN 

DAVID SAMUEL – VIOLA 

NEW ZEALAND CHAMBER SOLOISTS

KATHERINE AUSTIN – piano
JAMES TENNANT – cello

PETER SCHOLES – CLARINET

 


GALLERY 2018



2017

THE 2017 FESTIVAL

For our second festival we presented some of New Zealand's foremost chamber musicians in a programme which explored the development of chamber music, from its beginnings in the parlour, through the house concert to the concert hall. Simeon Broom reprised his role as artistic director and the series was aptly titled "A Room with a View", reflecting the settings and stories behind some of the finest chamber works.

The weekend began with players from NZ Barok, who performed a programme of early classical chamber music. On Saturday evening the audience was treated to an evening of song, with the established duo partnership of Catrin Johnsson (mezzo) and Rachel Fuller (piano) performing song works from Mozart to Brahms. Finally, the Sunday concert consisted of the early Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor and the much loved 'Dumky' Trio by Dvorak, performed by the always exciting NZ Chamber Soloists.


THE PROGRAMME 2017

CONCERT 1 - FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 6.30PM

    Haydn String Quartet Op.1 No.3 in D major
    Boccherini String Quartet Op.10 No.2 in D minor
    Highlights from Mozart's "Magic Flute" in an original arrangement for flute quartet from 1799
    Mozart Flute Quartet No.3 in C major
    Sally Tibbles (baroque flute), Miranda Hutton (baroque violin), Graham McPhail (baroque violin),
    Alison Salmons (baroque viola), Helen Brinkman (baroque cello)

CONCERT 2 - SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER 6.30PM

    Grieg "Haugtussa" Song Cycle Op.67
    C Schumann "Ich stand in dunklen Träumen” Op.13 No.1, "Die stille Lotusblume" Op.13 No.6
    R Schumann "Widmung" from "Myrthen" Op.25, "Mondnacht" from "Liederkreis"Op.39
    Brahms "Liebestreu" Op.3 No.1, "Minnelied" Op.71 No.5
    Brahms "Zwei Gesänge" Op.91 - “Gestillte Sehnsucht”, “Geistliches Wiegenlied”
    Catrin Johnsson (mezzo soprano), Edith Salzmann (cello), Rachel Fuller (piano)

CONCERT 3 - SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 3PM

    Beethoven Piano Trio Op.1 No.3 in C minor
    Dvorak "Dumky" Trio Op. 90 No. 4 in E minor
    Lara Hall (violin), James Tennant (cello), Katherine Austin (piano)
    


THE MUSICIANS 2017

NZ Barok

NZ BAROK

GRAHAM McPHAIL & MIRANDA HUTTON – baroque violins
ALISON SALMONS – baroque viola
HELEN BRINKMAN – baroque cello
FIONA TIBBLES – historical flute

Catrin Johnsson & Rachel Fuller

CATRIN JOHNSSON - MEZZO SOPRANO

RACHEL FULLER - PIANO

Edith Salzmann

 EDITH SALZMANN - CELLO

NZCS - Festival photo

NEW ZEALAND CHAMBER SOLOISTS

LARA HALL – violin
JAMES TENNANT – cello
KATHERINE AUSTIN – piano


Gallery 2017



2016

THE INAUGURAL FESTIVAL 2016

The festival seed was sown when Mt Eden violinist Simeon Broom approached Eden Arts with his long held dream of holding a local chamber music festival in the mould of the world class festivals he had encountered in Europe. He gathered professional colleagues and put together a programme of German Romantic music ("Eine Romantische Reise") which delved deep into the romantic spirit of what was one of the most exciting periods in classical music.

Playing world class chamber music to packed houses, we could not have envisaged a more uplifting and successful launch of this inaugural event. Intensely difficult repertoire was performed with ease and aplomb, interspersed with a gentle narrative from the musicians to introduce each work. This was chamber music at its finest, and a rare chance to hear these programmes performed live over one weekend.


THE PROGRAMME 2016

CONCERT 1 - FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 6.30PM

    Beethoven “Ghost” Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1
    Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major Op.47
    Simeon Broom (violin), Julia Joyce (viola), Andrew Joyce (cello), Rachel Church (piano)

CONCERT 2 - SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 6.30PM

    Schubert String Quintet in C major, D 956
    Aroha String Quartet with Andrew Joyce

CONCERT 3 - SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 3PM

    Beethoven String Trio in G major, Op.9 No.1
    Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat major Op.44
    Simeon Broom (violin), Anna van der Zee (violin), Julia Joyce (viola), Andrew Joyce (cello),
    Rachel Church (piano)


THE MUSICIANS 2016

SIMEON BROOM – VIOLIN

 

JULIA JOYCE – VIOLA

 


ANDREW JOYCE – CELLO

 


RACHEL CHURCH – PIANO

 


AROHA STRING QUARTET

HAIHONG LIU & SIMEON BROOM – violins
ZHONGXIAN JIN – viola
ROBERT IBELL – cello

 


ANNA VAN DER ZEE – VIOLIN