Aroha Presents Calathea Quartet
Aroha Music Society, in partnership with Chamber Music New Zealand, at 3pm on Sunday 1st October hosts the London-based rising musicians Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (violin), Eleanor Hill (second violin) Martha Campbell (viola), and Haydn Wynn (cello).
The Calathea Quartet is an exciting emerging ensemble comprised of musicians from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, and England. Named Britten-Pears Young Artists for the past two years, the talented quartet formed in 2020 while pursuing postgraduate studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music, UK.
Opening with the shining clarity of the first of Mozart’s ‘Prussian Quartets’, the dynamic and fresh ensemble move into the evocative and lyrical writing of Aotearoa’s own Dame Gillian Whitehead. Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet follows, with beautiful modal harmonies and pastoral sound work, before delving into Shostakovich’s gripping fifth quartet, a driving and dramatic work to close this exhilarating performance. Artists Claudia Tarrant-Matthews, violin Eleanor Hill, violin Martha Campbell, viola Haydn Wynn, cello
How to Find Us
Cornerstone - Whare Karakia o Manako, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Sunday 1 October 2023