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International Bassoon Day: Auckland and Wellington Train Stations!

Mimosa Ensemble Review

New Zealand’s Got Talent, and How! It is often said that in sport New Zealand punches above its weight. Think rowing, cycling, World Cup cricket, not to mention rugby. That this small country also punches well above its weight in medical research, IT innovation and classical music is not so frequently proclaimed. Those who attended the chamber music concert by the Mimosa Ensemble last Sunday afternoon in the Graham Young Youth Theatre were treated to a truly outstanding demonstration of New Zealand musical talent punching well above its weight. The four young musicians, all barely out of their teens, have already won numerous prizes and scholarships. They more than hold their own with their European and UK contemporaries. The Fabulous Four, Somi Kim, piano, Hugh Roberts, flute, Thomas Hutchinson, oboe, and Todd Gibson-Cornish, bassoon, are already fully-fledged virtuosi. They all possess outstanding instrumental techniques, wonderful ranges of tone colours and the rare

Double Reed Festival

Application forms are now available Click here to apply online now Guest artists:  Ben Opie Ben Opie is a musician whose talents extend across the entire repertoire for oboe and beyond. He has performed in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and Australia as a soloist, collaborative and an orchestral musician. His work across the globe has earned him multiple awards and recognitions in music. Ben’s collaborative efforts have led him to work with radio producer Gretchen Miller on her Radio National documentary: The Ariadne Project and with award winning poet, Cecilia White on their “Breathing Space” series. He was also an artist at the inaugural Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music 2013 as well as developing the Argonauts Academy at the festival in 2014.  Ben is also co-artistic director of Inventi Ensemble, they have presented at Melbourne  Children’s Week, Melbourne Knowledge Week and Melbourne Music Week 2014 among many others.

Recital - You can't afford to miss this!!

Last year's Double Reed Weekend...

...was so much fun! Make sure you're there this year...   Don't miss out! Thank you to all our sponsors and organisers  who made the weekend such a succes

Programme for the Double Reed Festival

Please note that this programme is subject to change!

Performers' Evening 30 March 2015

Our first Performers Evening of 2015 will be held on Monday 30 March at 7:30pm at Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Rd. Tutors performing the Poulenc Trio at the Double Reed Day 2014 This  is an informal, friendly, fun opportunity to practice performing! Bring along a piece you are preparing for exams or chamber music competitions, or just something you are working on in your lessons. Perfection is not necessary. Feel free to bring your own pianist or chamber group members.   Entry for members is FREE, non-members $10. Sign up by replying by email by Friday 27 March.  Please state what piece you wish to play when you reply. Thanks and see you at the  Performers   Evening !

Chamber Music Club March 28

Saturday 28 March 2015 Time : 2- 4.30pm Venue : St Cuthberts Anyone can come along to our club. Simply sign up and you will be put in a group and sent some music to prepare. At the club, you will work on the music together and receive help from a professional tutor. Lots of fun! No performance involved. Send an email if you would  like to come along and make your payment by Friday 20 March (details below). If you would like to bring your own group including non double reed players, you are most welcome. Just bring your own music to work on. The maximum cost for a group such as this is $100 regardless of how many people, as long as one person is an NZDRS member. Cost:  NZDRS members: adults $30, school /university students, $5       Non members: adults $35, school/university students $10 (Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates)  Please make payment to NZDRS 38 9016 0011004 00 Include your name/Ch Mus Cl/Month