Swedish-based chamber music trio The Klara Kollektiv will play at the Warkworth Town Hall as part of their New Zealand tour.
The Klara Kollektiv’s programme aims to shine a light on new repertoire as well as sharing familiar favourites.
The concert will begin with works by two of New Zealand’s most respected composers, Anthony Ritchie and Douglas Lilburn. The trio will go on to perform works by Sibelius and Bartok and the concert will conclude with the colourful rhythms and exotic folk tunes of Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian.
The trio comprises Manu Berkeljon (violin), Taru Kurki (piano) and Anna McGregor (clarinet).
Anna has performed with many of Sweden’s top orchestras and is currently Associate Principal Clarinet at Wermland Opera in Karlstad.
Manu, who grew up on the West Coast, has played in orchestras throughout New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and England. Manu is associate principle second violin in the DalaSinfoniettan.
Finnish-born pianist Taru is head of piano at the Falun Music Conservatory in Sweden.
The group’s name is derived from the Swedish word “Klara” (meaning to clarify) and also from the River Klara which runs past Anna’s apartment in the city of Karlstadt.
The concert takes place at the Warkworth Town Hall on Saturday, July 21 at 5pm. Tickets are $35 at the door and school students are free.