Andrea Mundy and John-Paul Muir

Date: 6 January 2014, 1pm
Venue: St Peter’s Church, 90 Kensington Park Road W11 2PN

Andrea Mundy (cello), John-Paul Muir (piano)

Programme includes:
Robin Toan – Mirrors for piano and cello (world premiere)


Date: 24 July 2013
Venue: Cambridge, UK

Andrea Mundy (cello), Katarina Majcen (cello)

Programme includes:
Robin Toan – Tag (world premiere)

Mallet and Barnes

Date: 15 August 2012
Venue: University of Waikato, Hamilton

Date: 18 August 2012
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Date: 19 August 2012
Venue: Whangarei

Date: 22 August 2012
Venue: School of Music, Auckland

Liam Mallet (flute), Rosemary Barnes (piano)

Philippe Gaubert – Sonate in A major
Edison Denisov - Sonata
Brian Ferneyhough - Cassandra’s Dream Song
Daniel Schnyder – Sonata for Flute and Piano
Robin Toan – Mallet

The Journey

Date: Saturday 21st May 2011
Time: 7.30pm  (6.40pm pre concert talk)
Venue: Genesis Energy Theatre, Manukau

Date: Sunday 22nd May 2011
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall

Coductor – Uwe Grodd
Manukau Symphony Orchestra

Leonie Holmes – The Journey
Robin Toan – Concertino (soloists Melody Lin (flute), Joy Liu (oboe), Julia Cornfield (clarient) and Philip Sumner (bassoon))
Faure – Requiem Op.48

Ensemble Selisih

Date: Saturday 8th August
Time: 8pm  (7.30pm pre concert talk – Professor Dieter Mack)
Venue: Music Theatre, School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland

Daniela Wahler – Saxophones
Elizabeth Farrell – Flutes
Markus Romback – Saxophones
Mathias Trapp – Piano

Robin Toan Twitter
Deiter Mack Selisih
Gillian Whitehead Taurangi
Chang-soon Ryu Quartett
Dylan Lardelli Two Bells
Michael Norris BADB
Dieter Mack Trio III

They will also be performing the same programme on the follow dates.


  • 15.07.09 Emmendingen, auditorium of the Goethe-Gymnasium, 19.30 clock introduction Prof. Dieter Mack, 20.00 clock Concert
  • 16.07.09 Freiburg, Historischer Kaufhaussaal, 17.00 Uhr Konzert und Einführung Prof. Dieter Mack innerhalb der IKAF 16.07.09 Freiburg Kaufhaus Historical Hall, 17.00 clock concert and introduction Prof. Dieter Mack within the IKAF
  • 20.07.09 Sigmaringen, Aula der Alten Schule, 20.00 Uhr Konzert und Einführung Prof. Dieter Mack 20.07.09 Sigmaringen, Aula of the Old School, 20.00 clock concert and introduction Prof. Dieter Mack


  • 02.08.09 Jakarta, Goethe-Institut (Pusat Kebudayaan Jerman) 02.08.09 Concert in Jakarta, the Goethe-Institut (Pusat Kebudayaan Jerman)
  • 03.08.09  Bandung, CCF (Pusat Kebudayaan Perancis), JL. 03.08.09 Concert Bandung, CCF (Pusat Kebudayaan Perancis), JL. Prawirotaman Prawirotaman

New Zealand

  • 09.08.09  Hamilton
  • 12.09.09   8pm, The Adam Concert Room, Victoria University of Wellington 
  • 18.08.09   Christchurch, School of Music,  University of CanterburyEnsemble Selisih is a visiting new music ensemble from Freiburg, Germany performing with the unusual combination of baritone, alto and soprano saxophones, flute and piano.  The group has established a firm connection with New Zealand through home grown flute player, Elizabeth Farrell.  The concert includes premières of works by Dylan Lardelli and Robin Toan commissioned by Ensemble Selisih through Creative New Zealand in 2008 and works by visiting composer Dieter Mack as well as Gillian Whitehead, Chang-soon Ryu and Michael Norris.Ensemble Selisih was formed in 2004 when Daniela Wahler and Markus Rombach premiered the saxophone duet ‘Selisih’, a work dedicated to them. ‘Selisih’ is an Indonesian term meaning dialogue or argument and the duo decided to use the title as the conceptual program of their further musical activities.  In 2006, Elizabeth Farrell (flute) and Mathias Trapp (piano) extended the ensemble. The young musicians from Freiburg work together in experimenting with and extending the sound possibilities of their instruments. The ensemble is committed to performing and commissioning new works and working with emerging composers to realise new sound worlds for this unusual combination of instruments.

Wax Lyrical

Date: 19 July 09
Time: 5.00pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall

Seven works by seven of NZ’s top next generation of composers including the winner of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award 2008, Wax Lyrical. Hear the diversity, excitement and challenge of this 100% NZ music concert.

Chris Gendall – Wax Lyrical
Robin Toan – Barcelona Postcards
Sam Holloway – Strange Loops
Karlo Margetic – Chamber Concertino
Anthony Young – Firmament
Dylan Lardelli – Four Fragments
Michael Norris – Splinter Cells
ACO presents Schubert’s “Finished”

The Auckland Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by James Gardner.
Tickets available from The EDGE Box Office.

Masterworks 3 – Emmanuel Despax and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Date: 2 May 2009
Time: 8pm
Venue: Christchurch Town Hall

CSO Commission – World Premiere by Robin Toan

Tom Woods- conductor
Emmanuel Despax – paino

NZSO/TODD Corporation Young Composers Awards

Date: 8-9 September 2008
Time: TBA
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Work: Robin Toan: Aquarium & Puppets

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich will rehearse and record works by 11 young New Zealand composers as part of the NZSO/TODD Corporation Young Composer Awards.


Date: 5-6 May 2008
Time: 9:30am- 3:30pm
Venue: Wellington Town Hall

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young will play selected works by New Zealand composers. Witch Scarers will be rehearsed from 1-2.30pm on Monday 5th May. Recordings for each day will take place between 2:45 and 3:30pm.

Sphaera Ensemble
Date: 20 April 2008
Time: 1.00pm
Venue: Teatro Oficina, São Paulo, Brasil

The Sphaera Ensemble performing works by Jorge Antunes, Sergio Chnee, Gilberto Mendes, David Balasanyan, Robin Toan and Alexandros Pappas. Musical Director – Alexey Kurkdjian.

Festive Finale
Date: 01 December 2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Genesis Energy Theatre, TelstraClear Pacific, Manukau City

The Manukau City Symphony Orchestra will be giving the world premiere performance of Fanfare for Manukau by Robin Toan.
Fanfare for Manukau was commissioned by the SOUNZ Community Commission for 2006 to be performed by Uwe Grodd and the Manukau City Symphony Orchestra.

John Chen and Julia McCarthy
Talented young musicians John Chen and Julia McCarthy play a thrilling programme.
Beethoven Sonata in G Opus 30 No 3
Brahms Sonata in D Minor Opus 108,
Robin Toan Tutukaka (Chamber Music New Zealand Commission, world premiere)
Ysaÿe Solo Violin Sonata No 3 (Ballade)
Grieg Sonata

Date: 13/09/2007
Time: 8 pm
Venue: The Victoria Room, Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Date: 15/09/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Woolshed, Te Awamutu

Date: 16/09/2007
Time: 2pm
Venue: Putaruru Timber Museum, S.H.1 Putaruru, Putaruru

Date: 18/09/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Lawson Field Theatre, Gisborne

Date: 20/09/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, Rotorua

Date: 21/09/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Church of St George & St John, Whakatane

Date: 22/09/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Baycourt, Tauranga

Date: 26/09/2007
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA, Taihape

Date: 27/09/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, Memorial Hall, Wanganui

Date: 28/09/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Date: 01/10/2007
Time: 8pm
Venue: Little Theatre, Hutt Valley

Date: 03/10/2007
Time: 8pm
Venue: WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Hamilton

Date: 05/10/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: 80 Pa Roas, “Fernlake Park 2” Kerikeri, Kerikeri

Date: 06/10/2007
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Mahurangi College, Cnr SH 1 /Woodcocks Road, Warkworth

Date: 07/10/2007
Time: 3pm
Venue: Ilott Concert Chamber, WCMS

Young Turks: Asian Composers League Young Composers Competition
Date: 15 February 2007
Time: 6pm
Venue: St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

This concert presents prize-winning young composers from 8 countries including “Le Marteau du Destin” by the New Zealand representative Robin Toan.

Orchestre 2021
Date: 07 December 2006
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fondation des États-Unis: 15 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France

Orchestre 2021, a string orchestra of fifteen French and New Zealand musicians conducted by Elizabeth Askren will perform a programme comprising of a masterpiece of contemporary American music: Shaker Loops by John Adams, a world premiere from the young New Zealand composer Robin Toan and the Serenade for Strings by Nigel Keay.

NZSM Graduate String Quartet at The Embassy of the United States, Wellington
Date: 07 November 2006
Time: TBA
Venue: The Embassy of the United States, 29 Fitzherbert Terrace, Thorndon,Wellington

The Ambassador and Mrs McCormick hosted a reception in celebration of Chamber Music New Zealand which featured a performance of music by Haydn, Ravel, Robin Toan and Beethoven.

The New Asthetic Experience
Date: 26 September 2006
Time: 8pm
Venue: Adam Concert Room, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, Wellington

NZSM Graduate String Quartet give their final concert of the year playing Shostakovich’s tempestuous 5th Quartet, Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 and a new piece Lugubrious by NZSM Masters student Robin Toan.

NZSM Composers Competition Concert
Date: 15th September 2006
Time: 7pm
Venue: Adam Concert Room, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, Wellington

A concert featuring selected works by the New Zealand School of Music’s best student composers including Lugubrious by Robin Toan. Thanks to the generosity of the Lilburn Endowment Trust, $5000 in prize money is divided up by the three adjudicators to award the most outstanding compositions and performances.

NZSO/TODD Corporation Young Composers Awards
Date: 8th September 2006
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

La Sagrada Familia for orchestra by Robin Toan to be played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as part of the NZSO/TODD Corporation Young Composers Awards.

Auckland Philharmonia Graduate Composers Workshop
Date: 30th August 2006
Time: 10am
Venue: Auckland Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Rd, Balmoral

Turista di Venezia for orchestra by Robin Toan to be workshoped by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in their Graduate Composers Workshop 2006.

Adam International Cello Festival and Competition – Finals
Date: 21 July 2006
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Town Hall, Christchurch

Games for solo cello by Robin Toan will be played by Hee-Young Lim at the Finals Gala Concert of 6th Adam International Cello Festival and Competition.

Adam International Cello Festival and Competition -Second Round
Date: 18 July 2006
Time: 10am
Venue: Great Hall, The Arts Centre of Christchurch

Games for solo cello by Robin Toan to be played by 9 semi-finalists in the 6th Adam International Cello Festival and Competition.

Classical music concert featuring Toke Moldrupp and Tania Zapolski
Date: 1st July, 2006
Time: TBA
Venue: The Embassy of Romania, Copenhagen, Denmark

The residence of the Romanian Ambassador in Copenhagen hosted a classical music concert by Toke Moldrup (violoncello) and Tania Zapolski (piano). Danish soloists performed works by Luigi Boccherini, Johann Sebastian Bach, Benjamin Britten, Robin Toan, Serghei Prokofiev and David Popper.