The Weekend Sun Competition

The New Zealand Chamber Soloists was formed in 2006 by core members Katherine Austin, piano, Lara Hall, violin, and James Tennant, cello.


As one of New Zealand’s premier chamber music ensembles The New Zealand Chamber Soloists perform regularly within New Zealand and abroad whilst retaining a close association with the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Waikato. Primarily exponents of piano trio repertoire, they collaborate with composers and performers to produce vibrant and electrifying festival and concert performances, juxtaposing the old and new worlds that meet in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Their debut album, ‘Elegy’ reached number one on the New Zealand classical charts for a total of six weeks and was the flagship recording for Atoll Records’ international release programme of its 100-album catalogue of New Zealand work. For this concert they are joined by violinist Dimitri Atanassov, concert Master of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra 2004-2013, and founding member of the Ogen Trio with Katherine Austin and James Tennant.


NZ Chamber Soloists are proudly presented by Tauranga Musica and BDO. They will play pieces by Brahms, Jenny McLeod and Rebecca Clarke.


They play at Baycourt X Space, Tauranga, on Sunday, May 30, from 4pm.


Adult tickets cost $32, youth tickets cost $10, and senior tickets cost $28.


Tickets available from Ticketek Baycourt. Service fees apply.


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The Weekend Sun has one double pass to see New Zealand Chamber Soloists at Baycourt X Space on May 30 for one lucky reader.


Competition Results

Congratulations to our winner, Lorna Medwin!