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Nikau harp trio

From a dazzling display of virtuosity to the gentle lilt of a lullaby, from the energetic burst of spring to the quiet contemplation of Noël, Nikau presents an afternoon of captivating music for harp, violin and cello.


Join Nikau on their musical journey as they guide you through Bach's baroque era to the brilliant Passacaglia duo by Handel-Halvorsen, from the world of French romance by the little known woman composer and harpist, Henriette Renié, to Webby's own arrangement of Debussy's timeless Claire de Lune, to arrive at a pulsating tango of Piazzolla's Argentina via the hypnotic haze of Irons' Dreamland.


Nikau is a trio of outstanding musicians - Helen Webby, Cathy Irons and Paul Lee; all members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, with extensive NZ and international experience. Webby and Irons successfully toured South Island as a duo in 2021 with many requests to return and are delighted to invite Lee to join them this year, to create the Nikau trio.


Nikau is named after the magnificent engraved Nikau palm on Helen's harp, made by her brother, Kim Webby. In gold on the soundboard, is painted a Huia.

Nikau supports the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust.

Feb 1

2022

Violin Studio Class

1.30pm-3pm Bishopdale, Christchurch



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March 8

2022

Violin Studio Class

1.30pm-3pm Bishopdale, Christchurch



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April 5

2022

Violin Studio Class

1.30pm-3pm Bishopdale, Christchurch



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May 3

2022

Violin Studio Class

1.30pm-3pm Bishopdale, Christchurch



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May 15

2022

Canterbury Tour Kaikoura: Nikau harp trio

3pm Mayfair Theatre, Kaikoura

Tickets

$25/$15

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June 2

2022

Canterbury Tour Rangiora: Nikau harp trio

7.30pm Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, Rangiora

Tickets

$30/$10

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June 7

2022

Violin Studio Class

1.30pm-3pm Bishopdale, Christchurch



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June 28

2022

Violin Studio Class

1.30pm-3pm Bishopdale, Christchurch



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October 3

2022

Southern Tour Dunedin: Nikau harp trio

7pm Royal Terrace, Dunedin

Tickets

$30

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October 4

2022

Southern Tour Gore: Nikau harp trio

Eastside Gallery

Tickets

$30

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October 5

2022

Southern Tour Invercargill: Nikau harp trio

Invercargill Masonic Centre/Bridge Club, 50 Elles Road

Tickets

$35/$30/$15

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October 7

2022

Southern Tour Te Anau: Nikau harp trio

7pm Southminster Abbey, Aparima Drive, Te Anau

Tickets

$25/$20/$5

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October 8

2022

Southern Tour Alexandra: Nikau harp trio

Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave

Tickets

$25/$20/$5

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October 9

2022

Southern Tour Queenstown: Nikau harp trio

3pm Thomas Brown Gallery, 568 Speargrass Flat Road, Lake Hayes

Tickets

$35

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October 30

2022

Canterbury Tour Ashburton: Nikau harp trio

At Violinos, Mid-Canterbury

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$

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Composer - Eric Biddington

Recording engineer - Geoffrey Irons

Score available from National Library, Hocken Library in Dunedin and SOUNZ

Composed in memory of Henry, Eric's neighbour's dog

Recorded during lockdown 2020


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