The final concert of 2019 Back in Time Chamber series will be showcasing the talented Anna Maksymova on piano along with Mark Menzies on violin with the Tres Cordes Trio.
The final concert of 2019 Back in Time Chamber series will be showcasing the talented Anna Maksymova on piano along with Mark Menzies on violin with the Tres Cordes Trio. Chamber music will be featuring selections from the romantic period including Schumann’s Piano Quintet, a work considered one of Shumann’s finest compositions and one that revolutionized the instrumentation and musical character of the piano quintet.
Pianist Anna Maksymova is the winner of the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust Emerging Artist Series and a 3rd prize winner of Kerikeri International Piano Competition. She is a recipient of George Russell Music Scholarship, Ruby Hay Scholarship, Pettman Special Programme Scholarship, Leslie Atkinson Memorial Prize in Music and the Dame Malvina Major Scholarship.
Violinist Mark Menzies is described in the Los Angeles Times as an ‘extraordinary musician’ and a ‘riveting violinist’, Mark Menzies’ career as a viola and violin virtuoso, chamber musician and pianist, conductor and advocate of contemporary music, has seen performances in Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and across the United States.
Tres Cordes string trio has been performing together since 2007, and are all members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra; Cathy Irons (violin), Sharon Baylis (viola) and Tomas Hurnik (cello). The trio has a passion for chamber music which they have shared with audiences around New Zealand as well as broadcasting live on CTV in 2009. In 2013 they toured for Chamber Music NZ, and their playing was described as “high spirited” and “fun overflowing,” “with splendid co-ordination and attack.” by the Rotorua Daily Post.