Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 12th October 2017
Every year Wilma Smith, a celebrated New Zealand violinist, puts together three different groups of musical friends she thinks might create some exciting chemistry. Together, they create programmes full of variety and appeal, from premieres to revered masterpieces and undiscovered gems from every musical era. Wilma is the former Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the New Zealand String Quartet. This year, she is joined by Caroline Henbest (on the viola) who may be familiar as principal viola with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and two illustrious new Zealand students, who have excelled in the National Academy of Music in Melbourne over recent years - Alexandra Partridge (cello) and Andrew Leathwick (piano) The Motueka concert features Walton and Brahms, as well as Andrew’s ‘Premiere.'