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Dynamic new ensemble the Villani Piano Quartet are touring the North Island this May with an exciting programme of romantic music as diverse as the group itself.

Kicking off in Auckland city on Friday, the group will showcase their critically acclaimed performance introducing little known works from well-known composers, and converting and developing music lovers across the country.

Formed at the end of 2015 in Auckland, the Villani Piano Quartet was quickly embraced by the Chamber Music scene. With both local and international experience, established musicians Sarah Spence, Marko Pop Ristov, Flavio Villani and Helen Bevin came together with a drive to present the unique richness of the Piano Quartet genre.

“We have come together with a passion to perform rarely played piano quartets from composers such as Brahms, Mahler, Schumann and many others. We hope to fill a niche for performing piano quartets in New Zealand: The Villani Piano Quartet will provide the platform for audiences to experience these wonderful works,” says Flavio.

The Villani Piano Quartet has already received critical acclaim throughout the North Island in a collaborative tour for Chamber Music New Zealand and were recently invited by the renowned Christopher's Classics Series to perform in Christchurch.

“The Villani Quartet exhibited professionalism, maturity and panache whilst tackling some of the quartet greats such as Brahms G minor in addition to exciting newer works by Latvian composer Vaskss,” says John Eady, of Lewis Eady Music School.

Tauranga Crossing have generously donated all tickets to the matinee performance in Tauranga to local schools, as part of the new initiative to bring music and the arts to the community.

Any students from primary to tertiary level can experience the Villani Piano Quartet by emailing the Baycourt Theatre.

For more information on other locations please visit the Quartet website.

For more information on other locations please visit the Quartet website.

When: Wednesday May 16 at 7pm

Where: Baycourt Theatre Tauranga

Price: Adults $30 and students free

Students’ tickets for this concert are free of charge thanks to the generous support of Tauranga Crossing. Please book the tickets through the website or by email to secure your seat.

Online ticketing and info: http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=VILLANI18

SunLive has two adult tickets to giveaway to the Tauranga show.

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Competition Results

Congratulations to Thelma Lindup & Maria Aleman!