Three perform in Waikanae
Waikanae Music Society will present an intriguing new trio for their next concert. TrioNique consists of three talented women of three different nationalities, playing various types of flutes and saxophones with piano accompaniment. Agnes Harmath is a Hungarian-born freelance flute player and teacher. She completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and has won numerous national and international awards in New Zealand, Italy and Australia. Tomomi Johnston is a New Zealand-based Japanese classical saxophonist. With a background in competitive concert band work, and degrees in education and performance music, she is busy as an orchestral musician and teacher. Polish-born pianist Gabriela Glapska received her Masters’ Degree with Distinction in Poland and recently completed her PhD in Piano Performance from Victoria University in Wellington. Gabriela works at the New Zealand School of Music as an accompanist and is much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. The ensemble’s programme is equally as varied and international as the musician’s backgrounds. Their programme includes French Impressionist works, a magical touch of Japanese music, some contemporary music from Brazil, plus lively and colourful 20th-Century works.