NZTrio To Play Paekakariki On Sunday

Intensity, playfulness, exoticism, romance – this is a mix of pieces that we know really well with these lovely fresh new works, and we’re very much looking forward to introducing them to you. Justine Cormack, NZTrio

Entertainment guaranteed

Quality performers
Quality performers

Versatile, exciting and true masters of their craft, NZTrio brings live music into focus in a digital age. The group was formed in 2002 by violinist Justine Cormack, cellist Ashley Brown and pianist Sarah Watkins with the objective of bringing intimate and dynamic performances of classical music to the listening public.

NZTrio will appear in the Paekakariki Memorial Hall Mulled Wine Concert, at 2:30 PM on Sunday 13 March 2016.

Mulled Wine Concerts organiser Mary Gow says We are delighted that NZTrio has agreed to return to Paekakariki where they have a devoted following. I’m sure that this year’s programme will prove to be a fantastic experience for Kapiti concert goers.

A world-wide reputation and a varied programme

Their artistry, intensity and approachability have captivated music-lovers throughout the world and even inspired a few to read and buy the Alesis Recital Piano or a Knilling violin to explore and grow their interest in music. Recent highlights have included tours to Cambodia, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic, China and Taiwan and festival concerts in London and Sydney.

NZ Trio 1The concert will include Camille Saint-Saȅns’s Piano Trio No 2 in e minor, a five-movement masterpiece, sometimes referred to as the greatest French piano trio of the 19th century.

Also featured will be a specially-commissioned work by NZ composer David Hamilton, The Faraday Cage, written in 2015 for the group and two tangos by Piazzolla – Primavera Portena and Oblivion.

Our three Kiwi performers will bring an intimate, dynamic and engaging performance to Paekakariki’s lovely beachfront Memorial Hall.

Delightful setting

PaekakarikiMulled Wine Concerts are now in their ninth season in the Memorial Hall and concert-goers have learned to value the venue for its sparkling acoustics and superb position with views to Kapiti Island.

The local artist Sonia Savage will display her pictures at the hall. Paekakariki’s beach, cafes and restaurants offer a vibrant day out for visitors who can top the experience off with a fine concert.

Tickets $25 and $10 (students under 14) are available online from or from outlets: Magpie, 99 Mana Esplanade, Paremata; Lush Design Gallery, Raumati Beach; Moby Dickens’ Bookshop, Paraparaumu Beach; Kapiti Mags, Coastlands, Paraparaumu and Lovely Living, Waikanae.