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String Trio Allegro - Classical String Trio - Christchurch

Type: Classical Group

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String Trio Allegro - most outstanding and versatile professional chamber ensemble.
They specialise in providing strings trio for hire across Christchurch and Canterbury.

String Trio Allegro offer music for: weddings, Christmas, birthday, farewells, conferences, funerals and any occasion requiring fine string music.

A String Trio provides a wonderful background for your parties. It sets an elegant and romantic mood, allowing conversation among guests. String music requires no amplification, and it enhances both formal and informal occasions.

String Trio Allegro perform elegant arrangements of classical, jazz and popular according to clients’ requests.

The trio comprises experienced professionals from the Ukraine and have performed in chamber music ensembles: trios and quartets and some of the finest symphony orchestras in the world.
As current members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra they are passionate about what they do which means their New Zealand clients will always receive excellent standards for their special occasions.

From an article in Avenues, “Christchurch’s Symphony – Family Affair
We all know it’s true when they say "music runs in the family", but few people realise that there is a very fine example of this in our own Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. The orchestras Iryna Ionenko (Principal Second Violin), Milana Kornienko (Associate Principal Second Violin) and Galyna Zelinska (Principal Cello) are not only consummate musicians, but they are also sisters. And if you ever wondered why Iryna and Galyna bear such a striking resemblance, it’s because they are identical twins.

The sisters are Ukrainian, and like many other prodigious Eastern European musical talents they started playing music from a very young age, encouraged by their musical father and devoted mother. Their father was a professional viola player at the Opera in Kiev, while their mother sacrificed her own career to develop the musical talents and career of her daughters.
The girls all followed the same prestigious educational path. At the age of seven, the twins were sent to the elite and highly acclaimed Special School for Gifted Children in Kiev, Ukraine, for exceptionally talented students. The school was free, but to gain entry, the twins had to pass the demanding three-day compulsory exam, which tested them in all disciplines including poetry, dancing, singing and playing music. Galyna & Iryna were accepted to play their respective instruments - cello and violin.

Milana was to follow in their footsteps, but with cello and violin playing sisters already in the family, the sister’s mother was keen for the younger Milana to play the piano - however Milana decided to play her first love, violin.

Each of the sisters spent 11 years of boarding and rigorous training at the special school until the age of 18, and then moved on to the Conservatorium of Music in Kiev for a further five years of study before starting their professional music careers. The older twin sisters first played in the State Orchestra of Ukraine and then the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine for many years. Milana was a member of the Orchestra at the Opera House before she joined her sisters in the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in 1992 where they played together for four years before their move to Christchurch Symphony.

During their time in the National Symphony Orchestra they toured Australia, Europe and Hong Kong.

Since then, the three sisters have been stalwarts of the Christchurch Symphony, and have contributed enormously to its improved musical strengths and virtuosity.

String Trio Allegro's Services
In consultation with you, String Trio Allegro will tailor the musical ambiance to suit your occasion's particularities and logistics.
This ambiance depends on factors such as repertoire selection, performance space and acoustics. You may have a precise vision of what's required or a vague idea or may prefer to leave it to the trio's artistic discretion - as you wish!

Ideal for: sophisticated background music for corporate function, private party, wedding, Christmas, birthday, farewell, conference, funeral

Weddings, and other special occasions

Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)
Wedding March (Wagner)
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Rondeau ( Mouret)
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring (Bach)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Largo from the Four Seasons (Vilvaldi)
La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks Music (Handel)
Air from Water Music in F (Handel)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Te Deum (Charpentier)

Bourree from Water Music in F (Handel)
Hornpipe from Water Music in F (Handel)
Hornpipe from Water Music in D (Handel)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate (Mozart)
Traumeri (Schumann)
Wachet auf (Bach)
Sheep may Safely Graze (Bach)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Arioso (Bach)
Panis angelicus (Franck)
Andante from Piano Concerto #21 (Mozart)

Christmas Selection

Good King Wenceslas
Coventry Carol
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
What Child Is This
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Love Came Down at Christmas/The First Noel
Deck the Halls

Classic Opera

Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Entr’acte from Carmen (Bizet)
Deh Vieni, Non Tardar from La Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Libiamo from La Traviata (Verdi)
Vin O Biere from Faust (Gounod)
Quando M’en Vo Soletta per la Via from La Boheme (Puccini)

Joplin Selection

Pineapple Rag
Country Club Rag
Pleasant Moments
Paragon Rag
The Chrysanthemum
Peacherine Rag

Baroque Selection

Allemande (de La Guerre)
Sarabande (de La Guerre)
La Villageoise (Fiocco)
Andante (Fiocco)
Pastorale (C. Wesley)
Air (S. Wesley)
Gavotte (S. Wesley)
Prelude (S. Wesley)
Menuet from Rodelinda (Handel)
Presto (Roman)
Minuet (Arne)
Gigue (Arne)
Minuet and Trio (Bird)
Fughetta (Pachelbel)
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr (Pachelbel)


Prelude #19 from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Concerto in D Minor
Brandenburg Concerto # 2
Saraband from Partita #3
Prelude #24 from The Well-Tempered Clavier
Air from Paatita #6
Echo from French Overture
Prelude and Fugue # 9 The Well-Tempered Clavier
Fugue #21 from The Well-Tempered Clavier

Celtic Classics

Dance to Your Shadow
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
Morgan Magan
Highland Cathedral
Lily of the West
Mick Mcguire

Thanks for your email. The evening went very well and we have had a number of people comment on the success of the event overall.
String Trio Allegro arrived on time, and fitted in with the evening well. To be honest because I was so busy throughout the evening I did not really have the opportunity to listen properly to their music myself, and when I was at my seat my attention was elsewhere, but I had no negative comments so I think everything was fine.

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