Each year we welcome music students from University of Auckland to perform at Waiheke Musical Museum. This year we are delighted to host the Kaha Trio, with Kotahitanga.
Just like the meaning of their name, the Kaha Trio is composed of three courageous and able musicians: Violinist Lorna Zhang, Cellist Damon Herlihy-O’Brien, and Pianist Madeleine Xiao. They met in 2021 through the Chiron Group of music schools and are currently students at the University of Auckland. Their coaches consist of pre-eminent musicians in the country and they are fortunate to be members of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s “Aspiring Musicians program”.
The trio has received opportunities all throughout New Zealand and performs regularly, these include various performances for APO, and other public concerts. This year they were selected to attend the Adam Summer School for Chamber music with the New Zealand String Quartet in Nelson. Apart from their extensive experience in ensemble settings, all members are highly accomplished soloists in their respective instruments.
Later in October they will be involved with the At the World’s Edge Festival where they were all selected as emerging artists. They will be touring and performing alongside internationally renowned musicians in many ensembles and events.
Bach Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude (Damon Herlihy-O’Brien)
Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV/25
Bach Sonata for solo violin No.2 in A minor, Grave (Lorna Zhang)
Brahms Piano Trio No.2 in C major, Op.87. Movement II. Andante con moto. Movement IV. Finale. Allegro giocoso
Kapustin Concert Etude Op.40 No.3 ‘Toccatina’ (Madeleine Xiao)
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, Op.66
With thanks to our sponsors, patrons, donors and supporters
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).