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AOTANGO Duo | World Music & Tango for Violin & Accordion


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5pm, Sunday 18 February 2024

A concert of world music and tango including Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango and Oblivion, with AOTANGO Duo Andrew Beer (violin) and Grayson Masefield (accordion) PLUS the opportunity to join in a conversation with Andrew & Grayson at the end of the concert.

Andrew Beer

Awarded Best Classical Artist at the 2020 NZ Music Awards, violinist Andrew Beer has been described as a “musical gift” (New York Times), a “virtuoso soloist” (San Francisco Classical Voice) with a “glorious string tone” (Strad magazine). He has performed as a soloist throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, and as a chamber musician at the Music@Menlo, IMS Prussia Cove, Aspen, Tanglewood, Banff and Orford Festivals, with leading artists including Midori, the Parker String Quartet and Emerson String Quartet.

Andrew has served as Concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra since 2014, and has performed as guest Concertmaster with the CBSO (Birmingham), Hallé (Manchester), MSO (Melbourne), ASO (Adelaide), VSO (Vancouver) and NZSO (Wellington). His previous job was Assistant Principal 2nd Violin with the OSM (Montreal), a frequent winner of Grammy and Gramophone awards.

His NZ-premiere performance of the Ligeti Concerto was described as a “consummate performance” and “one of the most exciting things I’ve heard for a while” (RNZ). William Dart (NZ Herald) described him as “a fully validated virtuoso” in his world premiere performance of Gillian Whitehead’s Concerto. Having worked with leading composers including Kurtag, Davidovsky, Reich and Boulez, Andrew has enjoyed exploring the music of NZ’s many gifted composers.

Contemporary music plays a large role in Andrew’s career, and his debut CD with Sarah Watkins, ’11 Frames’, features works by 11 of NZ’s leading composers won the Best Classical Artist award at the 2020 New Zealand Music Awards.

Andrew performs on an 1845 Vuillaume violin, and an 1880 J.J. Maire bow.

Andrew Beer on APO website

Grayson Masefield

New Zealand born accordionist and the first person to win World Championships in Classical, Virtuoso and Digital accordion categories. Grayson Masefield has a Master of Arts HES-SO in Specialised Music Performance from Lausanne and a Master of Studio Pedagogy from the University of Auckland, New Zealand where he is currently the Instrumental Music Teacher for Accordion.

He is regularly invited to adjudicate and/or appear as Guest Artist at international competitions he has previously won (Coupe Mondiale – CIA, Trophee Mondiale – CMA, Primus Ikaalinen, Roland International) and has been invited to perform in many countries including France, Spain, Germany, UK, Portugal, Slovakia, Italy, USA, Canada, Russia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal, China, Switzerland, Chile, Czech Republic, Singapore, South Korea, Austria, Australia & Finland.

Grayson has available a varied program of serious concert works as well as entertainment music as a soloist, with ensemble and orchestras. His extensive repertoire can be heard on his three albums as well as many live performances on youtube. He has worked with several of the world’s leading composers such as Frank Angelis (France), Gorka Hermosa (Spain), Petri Makkonen (Finland) , Gary Daverne (New Zealand), Bete Ilin (Macedonia) & Ross Harris (New Zealand) to perform and record new original works for the accordion.

Find out more about the full AOTANGO lineup on the AOTANGO Website


Sunday 18 February 2024
5:00pm - 6:30pm
$15.00 – $35.00
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Waiheke Musical Museum


Waiheke Musical Museum
2 Korora Road, Oneroa
Waiheke Island, Auckland 1081 New Zealand
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BOOKING CHANGES – Due to our limited resources we are no longer accepting bookings by email or phone, and we can only accept online payments by debit or credit card. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert if not sold out, pay by cash or credit/debit card (no surcharge).