Concerts › The Donizetti Trio (Previous 2019 Season)

Flute, Bassoon & Piano

Based at the University of Auckland, the Donizetti Trio have been performing together since 2009. They present regular concerts in Auckland and has been recorded for Radio New Zealand Concert. The Trio also performs at the annual ‘New Zealand Music for Woodwind’ concerts in Wellington.

The Donizetti Trio have a wonderfully fresh approach to programming and will showcase the little-known but attractive repertoire for this combination. They have been involved in a number of NZ premieres, which are included alongside the Donizetti and Beethoven Trios and the best of 19th-century opera transcriptions and fantasies.

Flautist, Luca Manghi is originally from Parma in Italy, studied in Paris, and was Principal Flute of Orchestra Filarmonica di Parma. Ben Hoadley is a bassoon graduate of Tanglewood and the New England Conservatory in Boston. He has played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, and NZSO. Pianist, David Kelly is the official repetiteur for NZ Opera, and coach and accompanist for the University of Auckland and NZ Opera School. Originally from Christchurch, he was chosen as one of the first PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists, and went on to study and work at the renowned Australian Opera Studio in Perth.

The Donizetti Trio performed at St George & St John Church, on Saturday 8th June at 4:00pm.