‘Summer Winds’

Sunday 24 February, 5pm

These five highly accomplished Auckland-based wind players formed the Manawa Wind Quintet out of a desire to explore the rich repertoire for the wind quintet, and to share a variety of pieces of differing styles and genres with audiences.

Manawa means ‘breath’, but also ‘patience’ and heart.
The Manawa Wind Quintet was formed in 2017, after the players had
performed together in other groups and orchestras for many years.

img_8416Charlotte Naden: Charlotte is a bassoonist and has recently completed her studies at the University of Auckland, majoring in Classical Bassoon Performance and Geography. She plays with many orchestras, concert bands and ensembles, including the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, NZ Youth Symphonic Winds and the University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra. She teaches the bassoon and oboe at several schools around Auckland.
img_8418 croppedJoy Liu: Joy began playing the oboe at the age of 9. She developed a life-long love for music and went on to complete a BMus in Oboe Performance at the University of Auckland. She plays regularly as part of Manukau Symphony Orchestra and Opus Orchestra.
img_8420 croppedNaomi Dekker: Naomi has a BMus(Hons) degree from the University of Auckland in clarinet performance and a Postgraduate degree from the University of the Arts, Rotterdam. While living in the Netherlands, she was actively involved in chamber music with the ensemble Pentatiek and the performance of new works as a member of the Rotterdam Ensemble. In New Zealand, Naomi has played with a range of orchestras and chamber music groups, including the APO, Opus Orchestra and St Matthews Chamber Orchestra. She has a passion for music education and has taught instrumental and classroom music at secondary level.
img_8423 croppedJennifer Hsu: Jennifer has a Bachelor of Music degree in French Horn performance from the University of Auckland. She has performed with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Opus Chamber Orchestra, and the Manukau Symphony Orchestra. She was also a soloist with the St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra. A keen chamber musician, Jennifer finds playing in the Manawa Wind Quintet and with musicians from university days a blast.
img_8431 remove flaxAnita Macdonald: Anita completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance Flute at the University of Waikato. She then moved to Auckland to study for an Honours year in Musicology at Auckland University where she gained a BMus (Hons) with First Class Honours. During this time Anita studied flute with Catherine Bowie. In 2003/04 she spent a year studying for her Masters degree in Performance Flute at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK with flute tutor Jon Cherry. Since returning to New Zealand, Anita teaches both privately and in the itinerant school system, as well as playing regularly with several orchestras in Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton.

For their concert at Whittaker’s, the Quintet will perform works by Arnold, Lilburn, Mozart, Agay, Taffanel, and Arieu.

Book your seats by emailing us. Tickets $25 ($20 Friends, $10 Students/Children)

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