Saturday, 4 February 2023, at 7.30pm
Artists: Nikau Harp Trio (New Zealand) and Amanda Whiting (Wales)
Location: Camac Chapel
Nikau Harp Trio
Nikau is a trio of outstanding musicians - Helen Webby (harp), Cathy Irons (violin) and Paul Lee (cello) - all with extensive New Zealand and international experience, who are on a national tour with Arts On Tour NZ. Join Nikau on their diverse journey through extra-ordinary places from classical music to the pulsating rhythms of tango, film composer Mark Smythe's romantic new premier, and the hypnotic haze of Irons' Dreamland. Nikau is named after the magnificent, carved Nikau palm on Helen's harp, made by her brother Kim Webby.
To find out more about Nikau Harp Tio - cathy.irons.nz/events
From Wales, the home of the harp, Amanda has taken her classical roots and forged them in the path of jazz harpists Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane. Amanda is a pioneer in jazz harp the UK and regularly performs at international jazz festivals and venues across the world. Amanda, with bassist Richard Hooper, will be performing tracks from her two self-penned albums, the sold out album After Dark (2021) and Lost in Abstraction (2022) both on Jazzman Records.
To find out more about Amanda Whiting – www.amandawhiting.com
Sunday, 5 February 2023, at 7.30pm
Artists: Ensemble Sangineto (Italy) and Katryna Tan (Singapore)
Location: Camac Chapel
The wide-ranging musical experiences of the three members of Ensemble Sangineto converge to create fresh arrangements of traditional Irish, Scottish, Breton and Italian tunes. Their original compositions display influences from varied musical genres, ranging from classical to folk, from Gregorian chant to musical, from pop to Celtic music. The delicate combination of the pure and magic tones of the harp and the bowed psaltery and guitar, intermingled with voice evoke dreamlike and airy atmospheres, which are simultaneously joyful and light.
To find out more about Ensemble Sangineto – www.ensemblesangineto.com
Singapore based Katryna is a much sought-after concert soloist and chamber musician. Recognised as one of the leading Asian harp masters, Katryna has performed throughout Asia. She has also performed in Australia, Canada, France and the USA. In addition to classical repertoire, Katryna champions contemporary works for the harp, particularly by Asian composers. In the last 20 years Katryna has put the Singapore harp community on the world map with her creative harp projects as well as training award winning students who have made Singapore proud. A special thanks to Camac for sponsoring Katryn’s appearance at Harp Fest NZ 2023.
To find out more about Katryna Tan – www.katrynatan.com
Evening concerts on Saturday and Sunday are NOT included in the Weekend (Three Day) Pass