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Nikau Strings - Classical String Group - Auckland


Type: Classical Group


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The Nikau String Quartet are a group of talented string players with a passion for playing great music. They have played many weddings and functions together and also are experienced performers individually.
From classics by Bach to classy jazz, their versatility in setting a mood is sure to impress. Based in West Auckland, the quartet offers a friendly and professional service with great music, perfect for your wedding, event, or function.

Ideal For: background music for corporate function, private party, wedding

The Nikau Quartet is also available as a duo or trio and their leader is available as solo violinist

Emily Allen –Violin 1
Emily Allen studied violin performance in New Zealand and England. While in England she gained a Masters in Performance and worked as a freelance violinist.

Coralie Usmani -Violin 2
Coralie has recently finished her Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in performance violin. She plays in various groups around Auckland, including jazz, bluegrass, rock and orchestral groups.

Celia Wood-Calvert -Viola
Celia (B.Mus., ATCL) studied violin in Auckland and Chicago. She is a well-known West Auckland violin and piano teacher who works from her studio in Waiatarua. She has also studied music therapy and loves to work with groups of children.

Robin Snape -Cello
Robin grew up in Auckland, studied at Otago and Auckland Universities, and pursued postgraduate study in cello at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she worked and taught as a freelance cellist.

BAROQUE
Largo - Handel
Water Music in F - Handel
Water Music in D - Handel
Queen of Sheba - Handel
Rosalinda & Ave Maria - Handel
Air on the G string - Bach
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
Arioso - Bach
Rondeau - Bach
Brandenburg 3 - Bach
Aria - Bach
Bandinerie - Bach
Gigue - Bach
2 Gavottes - Bach
Summer - Vivaldi
Spring - Vivaldi
Winter - Vivaldi
Autumn - Vivaldi
Canon - Pachelbel
Gigue - Pachelbel
Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
Christmas Concerto - Corelli

CLASSICAL
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic - Mozart
Divertimento in F - Mozart
Sonata K.331 - Mozart
Flute Quartet in C Major - Mozart
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Es Ist Ein Rosensprungen - Schubert
Du Bish Die Ruh - Schubert
Moment Musicale - Schubert
Serenade - Haydn
Minuet - Bocherrini

ROMANTIC
Salut D’Amour - Elgar
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Wedding March (1st 2 pages) - Mendelssohn
Air John Kember
To a Wild Rose - Edward MacDowell
Apres un Reve - Gabriel Faure
La Toupie - Bizet
Heliotrope Boquet - Joplin
Flower Duet - Leo Delibes
Andaluza - Enrique Granados
Le Petit Negre - Claude Debussy
Entracte - Bizet
Berceuse - Alexander Ilyinsky
Scherzo - Mendelssohn
Plasir D’Amour - Johann Martini
Slavonic Dance VIII - Dvorak
Hungarian Dance No.4 - Brahms
Bridal Song - Wagner
Canzona - Handoshkin
Song to the Moon - Dvorak
Softly Awakes my Heart - Saint Seans

JAZZ
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
It Don’t Mean a Thing - Duke Ellington
But Not for Me - Gershwin
Summertime - Gershwin
Facinating Rhythm - Gershwin
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
Someone to Watch Over Me - Gershwin
The Man I Love - Gershwin
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Oh Lady Be Good - Gershwin
Makin’ Whoppee - Donaldson
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Bewitched - Rogers
Zing Went the Strings of My Heart - Hanley
Unforgettable
Tea for two

RAGS
Peacherine Rag - Joplin
Country Club - Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
The Easy Winners - Joplin

POP SPANISH/TANGO/IRISH
My Heart Will go On - Pop
Everything I do I do it for You - Pop
Tango - Albeniz
Two Guitars - Gypsy
Asturias - Albeniz
Sevilla - Albeniz
Highland Whisky - Irish
Spanish Eyes - Pop
Unchained Melody - Pop
La Vie En Rose - Pop
Loves Roundabout
Padam - Pop
Orange Blossom - Bluegrass


Hi Pete,
Just wanted to thank you!
They were amazing! All of my guests said that was the best of the wedding!
I haven't had the chance to say thanks to them but please let them know!
Giovanna

Hi Janet, Pete,
To confirm our feedback of the Nikau Strings Trio; they were marvellous, absolutely wonderful thank you so much.
It was lovely to meet them and to be lulled by their beautiful playing.
I was brought up in a musical family, so I really appreciate the ladies rare talent.
Some of our club members had never had the opportunity to listen to live classical music like that before, and the entire audience was spellbound with their playing. I think the ladies also enjoyed being centre stage with the spotlight on them, instead of being in the background.
We had some lovely reports back afterwards of how people had thoroughly enjoyed their performance.
I would be very happy to recommend them to anyone else; it was a real pleasure.
Kind regards,
Angela Clarke 

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