Guitar Duo and Sir John Trimmer

Concert coordinator Mary Gow says this concert is A grand finale to our 2018 season.

More Mulled Wine Magic

What could possibly connect a stunning New Zealand Guitar Duo with Sir Jon Trimmer?

Answer: they are both the biggest names in New Zealand in their fields – classical guitar and ballet, respectively.

The guitars play and Sir Jon’s paintings dance to their tunes…what more to be said? says Mary Gow, mastermind behind the concert series.

The Linkwood Guitar Duo is Jane Curry and Owen Moriarty.  Kapiti’s Mulled Wine Concerts has invited them to play

  • in the beach-front Paekakariki Memorial Hall
  • on Sunday 12 August
  • at 2.30 pm.

An exciting programme

They will appear fresh from playing concerts in Mexico, the USA and Australia with the New Zealand Guitar Quartet.

They will present a programme of music for two guitars featuring works by New Zealand composers John Psathas, Jack Body and Anthony Richie

This vibrant home-grown music will be placed alongside a beautiful and creative rendering of Sakura (Variations) by Polish composer Marek Pasiezcy and the charming and elegant Grande Duo by the nineteenth-century composer Napoleon Cos

Other guitar favourite pieces remain a surprise for the day!

Talented musicians

Dr Jane Curry is head of the guitar programme at the NZ School of Music where she balances solo and chamber music engagements with the coordination of the largest classical guitar programme in the country.

Owen Moriaty on the far right

Owen Moriarty studied in New Zealand for his Masters degree and continued at the University of Southern California.

He tours regularly with Arts on Tour and Chamber Music NZ and has performed widely abroad.

Mulled Wine Concerts, based in Paekakariki is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

Organiser Mary Gow is bringing to Kapiti audiences the very best music from New Zealand and overseas.

The multi-talented Jon Trimmer

Mary has also persuaded Paekakariki’s (and New Zealand’s) favourite dancer Sir Jon Trimmer of the Royal New Zealand Ballet company to display some of his paintings to liven up the wood-panelled walls of the

Sir Jon Trmmer


Sir Jon Trimmer trained with Yvonne Rust at Wellington Technical College Art School in the early 1950s. He has painted for as long as he has danced. He has performed with Dame Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Erik Bruhn.

He was knighted in 1999 for his services to ballet. He has had exhibitions with WAG, Wellington Artists Group, the Thistle Gallery in Wellington , St Arts Gallery in Cuba Street and at the Waikanae Hotel.

His paintings and pottery are in various locations in New Zealand. Lady Jacqui Trimmer will exhibit some of her paintings of cats.

The August concert will indeed be one to anticipate. “A grand finale to our 2018 season”, says Mary.


Quality music at a very affordable price

Tickets: $25 adults ($10 students under 14).

Online sales:    Tel: 021 101 9609 or 04 902 2283.

Info:, or like us on FaceBook: Mulled Wine Concerts.

Ticket outlets: Magpie Paremata, 99 Mana Esplanade; Darcy’s Fruit and Veges, 11 Beach Road, Paekakariki; Paperdoll, 8 Margaret Rd, Raumati Beach;  Moby Dickens, Paraparaumu Beach; La Chic Hair Designers, Kapiti Lights; Lovely Living, Mahara Place Waikanae. Limited door sales.

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