This month an award winning trio of sisters will be performing in Rotorua as part of Chamber Music New Zealand's 2016 Encompass Series.

Throughout July and August the trio of sisters, who play violin, cello and piano, will be performing in 10 New Zealand centres.

The concert in Rotorua is presented by Rotorua Music Federation.

The Trinity Trio was formed in 2013 at the University of Auckland School of Music.


As a group they won the prestigious Pettman/ROSL Scholarship, which was hosted in New Zealand.

This gave them the opportunity to give more than 12 concerts around the United Kingdom - including at the Edinburgh Festival, the Lake District Summer Music Festival and St James' Piccadilly.

While in London, as part of their stay in the United Kingdom, the trio had the privilege of receiving lessons from members of the Fine Arts Quartet (Robert Cohen and Efim Boic), Jon Thorne, David Takeno, Michael Dusseck, Julian Jacobson, Renna Kellaway, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Phillip Moore.

When the trio was invited to perform at the Akaroa Music Festival in Christchurch in 2014, they met Tasana Nagavajara who invited them to Thailand to perform for the Siam Society in Bangkok, Pattaya and Khon Kaen, and in Hua-Hin for the New Zealand Embassy's 80th Anniversary Concert.

Not long after their performance tour the Trinity Trio performed in the Chamber Music Competition in University of Auckland and reached the finals.

In 2015 the trio went to music festivals in France, Germany and Italy.

They also participated in the Brahms international chamber music competition in Pörtschach, Austria, and received the highest mark in round one, reaching the finals.

A student of Rae de Lisle, pianist Tina (Inah) Kim has been accepted onto the Masters course in Piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with Pamela Lidiard from September 2015.

Violinist Stella Kim is completing her Masters of Music in violin performance at the University of Auckland and cellist Sally Kim is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Music at Auckland University.

Sally's string quartet Geist' were the National winners of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest in both 2011 and 2012 and they went onto perform in the Shanghai International New Zealand Music Festival in September 2012.

The Trinity Trio performs at the Concert Chamber, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, on Thursday July 28 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at the Concert Chamber desk from 7pm on the night, cash or cheque only.

Tickets cost $30 per adult, $15 for students 18-25 years and school-age children are free if accompanied by adult ticket holder.

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