14 Feb 2019

The Beautiful World of Baroque Music

From Upbeat, 2:29 pm on 14 February 2019

A series of concerts is being put on by the Baroque Music Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand, under the banner of The Beautiful World of Baroque Music.

Tomas Hurnik baroque cellist

Tomas Hurnik baroque cellist Photo: Tomas Hurnik

It’s an international group, with early instrument players from Hungary, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and the USA.

The tour began yesterday in Timaru, and they’ll be playing in Greymouth tomorrow, then Nelson, Christchurch, Wanaka, Invercargill, Dunedin and Oamaru.

David Morriss  caught up with with Tomas Hurnik, born in the Czech Republic, who as well as playing the baroque cello is Associate Principal Cello in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra; and also USA-based oboe player Brandon Labadie – who’s played for many of the US’s most prestigious baroque ensembles.