The recital given by ‘Estrella’ on Saturday, 10 August was a sell out. The quartet from Auckland provided a musical experience which will be long remembered by the large and highly appreciative audience at the Turner Centre. Performing on two grand pianos, Lorelle McNaughton, Somi Kim, Cindy Tsao and Judy Lee set the place alight with their dazzling playing. They lived up to their ever growing reputation as they performed music of solo piano, duet, 6-hands and of course 8 hands.
Their programme included a number of arrangements from the established piano repertoire but of particular interest and merit were the performances by New Zealand composers David Hamilton, Leonie Holmes and Gareth Farr with a number of pieces composed or arranged specifically for the Quartet.
The concert seating was ‘in the round’ giving the audience a special opportunity to be in close contact with both the performers and music. Another success for Kerikeri and KIPC.