Wilma and Friends

Every year Wilma Smith, celebrated kiwi violinist, puts together three different groups of musical friends she thinks might create some exciting chemistry and they put together programmes full of variety and appeal, from premieres to revered masterpieces and undiscovered gems from every musical era.Every year Wilma Smith, celebrated kiwi violinist, puts together three different groups of musical friends she thinks might create some exciting chemistry and they put together programmes full of variety and appeal, from premieres to revered masterpieces and undiscovered gems from every musical era.

A favourite with audiences Wilma is the former Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the New Zealand String Quartet. She moved to Australia in 2003 to take up the position of  Concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Wilma will be joined by Caroline Henbest on the viola who may be familiar as principal viola with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and also two ilustrious kiwi students who are among those that have stormed the National Academy of Music in Melbourne over recent years - Alexandra Partridge, cello and Andrew Leathwick, piano.

Among favourites of the repertoire of piano quartet by Dvořák, Brahms and Walton the group will perform a new work by their pianist.<!--End mc_embed_signup-->