Join us for an evening of entertaining, informative conversation with some of the world’s greatest performers.

Hosted by NZSO Section Principal Trombone, David Bremner, In Conversation is an extended conversation-style interview with visiting NZSO artists. They’ll talk about their life story, their approach to music and performance, their experience with the NZSO and the music they’re performing with the Orchestra.

In Conversation is an enjoyable evening out for all lovers of music, with great conversation and performances from members of the NZSO. Don’t miss out!

hk and hakan

HK Gruber & Håkan Hardenberger

FREE EVENT (No booking required)
Venue: Wellington | Wed, 9 Oct, 7.00pm | Waitoa Social Club, 32 Waitoa Rd, Hataitai

Composer, conductor and chansonnier, HK Gruber was born in Vienna in 1943 and sang with the Vienna Boys’ Choir as a child, going on to study at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik. Gruber has performed extensively as chansonnier, most notably in Frankenstein!!, his most popular work which he premiered with Sir Simon Rattle and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in 1978 and has received more than 600 performances around the world.

Håkan Hardenberger is one of the world’s leading trumpet soloists, consistently recognized for his phenomenal performances and tireless innovation.

Alongside his performances of the classical repertory, he is also renowned as a pioneer of significant and virtuosic new trumpet works.

HK Gruber and Håkan Hardenberger both perform with and conduct the NZSO in our Frankenstein!! Concert in Wellington and Auckland.

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