Otago (Dunedin) Chamber Music Contest

Photo: Peter McIntosh
Photo: Peter McIntosh
Queen’s High School trio members (from left) Kennedy Templer, Meegan Taylor and Saki Kanai (all 17) perform Telemann’s Sonata in G major, during the Otago (Dunedin) Chamber Music Contest in Marama Hall. They were among 33 ensembles vying for a place in the southern regional final of the competition, which will take place in Christchurch on June 23. Up to 12 ensembles from regional finals across the country will be selected to compete in the national final in Christchurch, on August 3-4.  



The overall winner of the  Otago (Dunedin) Chamber Music Contest, announced last night, was Toitu Trio, with members from John McGlashan College and Columba College. The three highly-commended ensembles were Wrong of Autumn (Otago Girls’ High School and Logan Park High School), The Quartet (Logan Park and King’s High School) and the Itty-Bitty Small Band (Logan Park). The adjudicator’s award went to Bermuda Trio (Columba). The two KBB music awards went to Hoonk!! (Logan Park) and the Itty-Bitty Small Band (Logan Park). Best performance of  New Zealand work went to overall winners Toitu Trio. The best performance of an original composition went to C3 Trio, for a work by Cameron Monteath.

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