Trinity Trio (2016)

• Sunday 7th August 2016, 4.00pm Past
• Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College map »
Stella Kim (violin), Tina Kim (piano), Sally Kim (cello)
Formed at the University of Auckland in 2013, the Trinity Trio won the prestigious Pettman ROSL Arts Chamber Music Scholarship in the same year. As part of the prizewinner’s tour they performed over twelve concerts around the United Kingdom including at several festivals and in London. They also received special coaching from the Fine Arts Quartet in London. They have since performed in NZ and Thailand.

Tina Kim has been accepted into the Masters course in piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Stella Kim is completing her Master of Music at the University of Auckland.

Sally Kim is undertaking her Bachelor of Music at Auckland University. Her string quartet “Geist” were the national winners of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest in both 2011 and 2012 and went on to perform in the International NZ Music Festival in Shanghai in 2012.

The programme will include works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Farr.


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In association with Chamber Music New Zealand

Review of Trinity Trio:

Trinity Trio held a large audience in rapt attention with a stunning performance of Beethoven, Gareth Farr and Antonin Dvorak in the third Tauranga Musica concert, Graham Young Theater on Sunday afternoon.

It is rare that young performers can reach inside sophisticated music to show what it's made of and how it works, yet this is just what Trinity Trio did on Sunday.

True, they had a head start. Sally Kim has a stunningly beautiful tone on cello; Tina Kim has a rattling piano technique; and violinist Stella Kim led this group with clear phrasing and firm intonation.

Their Beethoven was a gem, surprisingly mature given this was from his Opus 1 collection.

Gareth Farr's "Ahi" (Maori for "fire") began very tonal, suddenly turning atonal before bursting into flame.

Dvorak was an old hand, able to rock with his European contemporaries whenever he chose. Yet his late Opus 90 Trio suddenly reverts to the youthful Bohemian he really was – so full of surprises.

The audience guide to surprises came from the musicians themselves, who (especially the cellist) gave away the secret every time with a glance that disclosed how the trio maintained its impeccable togetherness.

What a wonderful lesson in Chamber Music performance! Bravo Tauranga Musica for bringing this to town.

The next concert of the series is on September 4 at Boys' College Graham Young Theater.

- 7th Aug 2016, by Prof. Barry Vercoe, Mus.D.

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