Artists: Hilary Hayes, (violin), Edward King (cello), Maria Mo (piano)
Talented young musicians Hilary Hayes (violin), Edward King (cello) and Maria Mo (piano) make up the Leonari Trio. As winners of the 2009 Pettman/ROSL ARTS International Scholarship for a New Zealand Chamber Ensemble, they undertook a tour of the UK in 2010 where they played sold-out concerts in major venues such as St. Martin-in-the-fields and St. James Piccadilly, and at the Budleigh Salterton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals - receiving standing ovations and invitations to return.
The Leonari Trio was formed at the University of Waikato in 2009. Tutored predominantly by the New Zealand Chamber Soloists, they have played numerous concerts around New Zealand to great acclaim, and are regularly broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert. All three members have also had individual successes at major competitions such as the National Concerto Competition, the PACANZ Young Performer of the Year Award and the Kerikeri National Piano Competition.
Beethoven - Piano Trio No 5 in D Opus 70 No 1 'Ghost'
Rachmaninov - Trio élégiaque No 1 in G minor
Arensky - Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Opus 32 ‘Elegy’
European and Russian folk characteristics are woven together to form Arensky's first piano trio in the second programme, which was written in memorial for the cellist and composer, Karl Davidov. Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque was thought to be written in memory of Tchaikovsky.
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