Camaraderie among competing musicians

Published date22 June 2022
Publication titleWhanganui Midweek
The winning group, The Slavenian Trio, comprises students from Whanganui Collegiate School — Hideki Yutoku (violin), Kimiora Delamere-Heap (flute) and Haicheng Lai (piano). They played two movements from Sonata for flute, violin and piano by Martinu. They also received the Chamber Music Whanganui prize for the winning group

There were four Highly Commended groups:

1) The Quarter Pounders — a string quartet ( the first from Whanganui to take part since the late 1960s) — Hideki Yutoku, Katie Chan (violins), Bethany Crosse (viola) and Isabella Li (cello) playing movements from Dvorak’s American quartet. The schools represented were Whanganui Collegiate, Nga Tawa School, Wanganui Home Educators and Palmerston North Girls’ High School.

2) Out for a Duck — Gerard Burgstaller (flute), Roseanna Burgstaller (piano) — Wanganui Home Educators, Caleb Ioakimi (guitar) — St Dominic’s College and Benjamin Brunton (drums) — Whanganui Collegiate School.

3) No Strings Attached — Luke Squire, Connor Rooke (cornets), Bryn Morgan (trombone), Toby Clark (Baritone) — Whanganui High School, also The KBB award for excellence in a group featuring wind, brass or percussion.

4) Dimitrio — Gerard Burgstaller (flute), Francis Gregory (trombone), Amelia McKenna (piano) — Wanganui Home Educators, St Dominic’s College.

The Best Performance of a New Zealand work and the local award given by the Wanganui Music Society for the Best Performance by a group featuring a...

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