The Tākiri Ensemble is an exciting and unique vocal ensemble, featuring talented New Zealand musicians – four opera singers and a pianist.
Internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Leese – who recently wowed the Nelson Opera in the Park audience – is joined by mezzo soprano Maaike Beekman, tenor Robert Tucker, baritone James Harrison and pianist Kirsten Robertson.
Between them, these five stunning musicians have won multiple awards, studied with luminaries from around the globe, sung or played with an even longer and more impressive list of people, and appeared in recitals, venues and productions the world over. And as the Tākiri Ensemble, they have received rave reviews for their fresh presentations of beautiful and rarely performed classical song ensembles.
For this Nelson concert, the Tākiri Ensemble will perform a selection of German lieder and French and English art song, as well as New Zealand songs.
“...a marriage of poetry and music.” MIDDLE C
Anna Leese Guidi - Soprano
Maaike Beekman - Mezzo Soprano
Robert Tucker - Tenor
James Harrison - Baritone
Kirsten Robertson - Piano