Chamber musician reaches national finals

Congratulations to Year 13 music student Audrey Guo (pictured above). Audrey’s chamber group ‘Gedalge Trio’ competed in the Northern Regionals and has been selected as one of the top eight ensembles to compete in the national finals of the New Zealand Chamber Music Competition.

The finals include the most elite secondary student musicians, who often go on to pursue a professional career on their instruments. This is the third year that Audrey has competed and has previously reached the national semi-finals but this is the first year her ensemble has made it through to the top 8. Once Audrey finishes high school she will continue with the piano as a hobby while she focuses on university studies, so this final will be her last public performance. “Piano has always been a very big part of my life and being able to collaborate and compete with other talented musicians around NZ has been an amazing experience that I will cherish,” she says.

The finals will be held in the Auckland Town Hall, on Saturday 6 August. Audrey’s group is made up of Lorna Zhang on violin (Macleans College) and Matthew Chanwai on cello (St Paul’s Collegiate) and they will be performing Piano Trio in A minor, Movements I & II by Ravel. We wish Audrey all the best for her performance.