British musicians help out NZ youth

Last updated 12:24 19/11/2012

Strung together: The Leonore Trio are coming to Kapiti, featuring violinist Benjamin Nabarro, left, pianist Timothy Horton and cellist Gemma Rosefield.

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British ensemble the Leonore Trio will perform in a benefit concert in Waikanae this Saturday.

The trio will perform works from Beethoven and Mendelssohn, with money raised going towards the Waikanae Music Society's charitable trust for young musicians.

The trio comprises violinist Benjamin Nabarro, pianist Timothy Horton and cellist Gemma Rosefield, who have performed worldwide.

They are also members of the group Ensemble 360, well- known in the Britain, said concert organiser Wendy van Delden.

While in New Zealand, the trio have been involved with the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League music competition, which they will adjudicate, mentor and perform with students competing for the ROSL music scholarship.

"After the competition . . . the adjudicators will embark on a seven-centre tour which will take them from Waiheke Island to the Legislative Chamber of Parliament."

Each concert would be dedicated to a different charity, Mrs van Delden said.

"The Royal Over-Seas League, of which the Queen is patron, celebrated its centenary in 2010, and has developed an impressive portfolio of activities and projects devoted to the career development of young professional artists and musicians from Britain and the Commonwealth.

"This includes helping other organisations with similar aims, hence their support of the Waikanae Music Society's Charitable Trust for Young Musicians."

The Waikanae concert will be attended by ROSL's director of arts Roderick Laken, who came with the group from Britain.

Saturday, 2.30pm, Waikanae Memorial Hall. Tickets, $20, free for under-25s, from Waikanae New World, Moby Dickens' Books and Lush Design Gallery.

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- Kapiti Observer

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