Auckland Arts Festival: Subtle Dances

March 5, 6

NZTrio performs with some of New Zealand’s most exciting choreographers: London-based Cameron McMillan (former dancer with Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert), Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet) and Sarah Knox (Footnote New Zealand Dance, Black Grace). 


Featuring by John Psathas’ work Helix, Claire Cowan’s Subtle Dances (commissioned by the NZTrio), and music by Rhian Sheehan, rearranged for NZTrio by Ryan Youens.

Bruce Mason Centre

Auckland Arts Festival: Voices at the End

March 18

Leading New Zealand pianists Stephen De Pledge, Arts Foundation Laureate Michael Houstoun, Somi Kim, Jian Liu, Sarah Watkins and Liam Wooding form a rare combination of instrumental heft and world-class talent – so rare, in fact, that as an extra treat we also present Six Pianos by groundbreaking and award-winning US composer, Steve Reich.

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with 

St. Matthew's Chamber Orchestra

May 16

Somi performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2 Op 18 in C minor with St. Matthew's Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Beth Cohen.

St. Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland

Gershwin Piano Concerto in F with 

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

June 17

New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson returns to the podium for the APO. Gershwin’s breezy concerto, performed by NZTrio’s pianist Somi Kim, is sandwiched by two composers ripe for rediscovery.

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall