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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