Petersen Bowcott Trio

classical music trio

Dunedin Area

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The Petersen Bowcott Trio are 3 string players who play in the Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin’s semi-professional orchestra. Tessa Petersen (violin) is the Executant Lecturer in violin at the University of Otago and has played recitals with her pianist husband, John van Buskirk, in North America and throughout New Zealand.

Alison Bowcott (viola) is a teacher of both viola and violin in Dunedin and was a member of the viola section of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for 20 years.

Anna Petersen (cello) teaches cello in Dunedin and works at the University of Otago Hocken Library. She recently played for the Dunedin Operatic’s season of ‘Miss Saigon’.

The Petersen Bowcott Trio enjoy playing a varied program for string trio, from light Classical and Baroque pieces through to Tangos and Joplin Rags. They are available for Weddings and Receptions, Birthdays, official Functions, Garden Parties, in fact any setting where subtle string music adds the final touch to the event. They are able to play indoors or outdoors. Although their instruments don’t appreciate being in direct sunlight, the trio will happily sit in the shade of a tree if you would like them at your outdoor event.

They can also provide a String Quartet if this is what you would prefer for your function. Sandra Crawshaw, another violinist from the Southern Sinfonia, joins them for these occasions.

Ideal for: background for corporate functions, House Party, wedding reception and wedding service

Dunedin string group The Petersen Bowcott Trio
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Sample repertoire:
Arne - Amoroso
Arne - Gigue
Arne - Minuet
Bach - Allegro assai from Brandenburgh Concerto No 2
Bach - Allegro from Brandenburgh Concerto No 2
Bach - Andante from Brandenburgh Concerto No 2
Bach - Bist Du bei Mir
Bach - March in D major
Bach - My Heart Ever Faithful
Bach - Rondeau from Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach-Gounod - Ave Maria
Beethoven - Ode to Joy from Symphony No 9
Bird - Minuet and Trio
Brahms - Sicilienne
Brahms - St Anthony Chorale
Charpentier - Prelude and Tu Devicto from Te Deum
Chopin - Nocturne from Opus 9 #2 for piano
De La Guerre - Allemande
De La Guerre - Sarabande
Dvorak - Humoresque
Ferrer - Tango
Fiocco - La Villageoise
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Gossec -Tambourin
Greig - Gavotte from Holberg Suite
Handel - Gavotte from Il Pastor Fido
Handel - Allegro from Oboe Concerto in G minor
Handel - Andante from Berenice
Handel - Bourree from Fireworks Music
Handel - Courante from Theodora
Handel - Gavotte from Oreste
Handel - Gavotte in A from Oreste
Handel - Gigue from Rinaldo
Handel - Jigg from Oreste
Handel - La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music
Handel - Larghetto from Theodora
Handel - Minuet from Arminio
Handel - Minuet from Fireworks Music
Handel - Minuet from Il Pastor Fido
Handel - Minuet from Imeneo
Handel - Minuet from Rodelinda
Handel - Rondeau from Ariodante
Handel - Sarabande from Oboe Concerto in G minor
Handel - Sinfonia from Giustino
Handel - Sinfonia from Scipione
Handel - Sinfonia from Xerxes
Haydn - Baryton Trio No 1 (4 movements)
Haydn - Baryton Trio No 3 (4 movements)
Haydn - Baryton Trio No 8 (4 movements)
Haydn - Baryton Trio No 9 (4 movements)
Joplin - Bethena
Joplin - Country Club Rag
Joplin - Paragon Rag
Joplin - Pineapple Rag
Joplin - Pineapple Rag
Joplin - Pleasant Moments
Joplin - Solace
Joplin - The Chrysanthemum
Joplin - The Ragtime Dance
Karganov - Scherzetto
Loeillet –0 Allegro
Massenet - Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn - If With All Your Hearts from Elijah
Mendelssohn - Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn - Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart - Rondo Alla Turka
Nazareth - Brejeiro (Tango)
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Pachelbel - Fughetta
Purcell - Rondeau from Abdelazer
Purcell - Suite from The Fairy Queen
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Theme
Roman - Presto
Rosas - Über den Wellen Waltz
Scarlatti - March in C from Tigrane
Scarlatti - March in D from Tigrane
Tarrego - Tango
Telemann - Vivace from Sonata in F major for Flute
Traditional - Amazing Grace
Turina - Tango
Villordo - El Choclo (Tango)
Vivaldi - Aria from La Griselda
Vivaldi - Allegro from The Four Seasons (Spring)
Vivaldi - Allegro from The Four Seasons (Autumn)
Vivaldi - Danza Pastorale from The Four Seasons (Spring)
Von Gluck - Minuet from Orfeo ed Euridice
Wesley - Air
Wesley - Gavotte
Wesley - Pastorale
Wesley - Prelude
Yradier - La Paloma (Tango)


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Thanks Janet,
Yes the trio was great.
They were lovely to deal with and although I only heard very little of their performance (as I joined the ceremony last), they sounded wonderful.
May Eng Jan 2012 Wedding

Thanks Pete, Very pleased with the Peterson Bowcott trio- they were perfect for the evening and the night was a huge success- the first event to be held at the new Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin. Kind Regards, Parry Jones
July 2011


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