Back in NZ -John Chen and Julia McCarthy’s CMNZ Tour

View from Pacific Rendezvous, TutukakaI’m back in Auckland now enjoying the start of springtime. I don’t have time to talk about the wonders of my time in Europe at the moment – but I promise that I will dedicate enough time to spell out the delightful journey I went on over the past months!

Tonight, I’m zooming down to Te Awamutu to hear the 3rd of 16 Chamber Music New Zealand concerts by John Chen and Julia McCarthy. They premiered my commission, Tutukaka, on Wednesday night in Gore.
The work was inspired by childhood memories of summer holidays spent in Northland, New Zealand.

This is the main composition that I worked on with my tutors in Europe and I think I learnt a lot from them. It will be very interesting to listen to as you will (hopefully!) be able to hear the influences of my overseas training.

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