Tal­ent duo to per­form

Manawatu Guardian - - REVIEW - By GUY DON­ALD­SON

The Globe Sun­day mati­nee con­cert on Sun­day will be by a tal­ented duo of mu­si­cians with na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

In early 2010, Rupa Maitra (vi­o­lin) and Owen Mo­ri­arty (gui­tar) formed Duo Tapas

(pic­tured), with the aim of per­form­ing a wide range of mu­sic writ­ten for this beau­ti­ful com­bi­na­tion of in­stru­ments as well as ex­plor­ing and in­tro­duc­ing to the pub­lic ex­cit­ing new works and ar­range­ments of mu­sic ex­ist­ing for other in­stru­ments.

They have en­gaged in nu­mer­ous tours since their for­ma­tion in­clud­ing a 2016 tour of China, and have re­leased two CDs through ODE Records — Da Chara and In­can­ta­tion.

Rupa Maitra stud­ied vi­o­lin at Otago Univer­sity where she com­pleted a BMus in 1990, gain­ing sev­eral prizes in per­for­mance and mu­si­col­ogy. She was a mem­ber of the South­ern Sin­fo­nia be­tween 1986 and 1997, in­clud­ing as prin­ci­pal sec­ond vi­o­lin. Rupa plays in var­i­ous cham­ber groups in Welling­ton and is a mem­ber of the first vi­o­lin sec­tion of Or­ches­tra Welling­ton. Rupa di­rects the Wadestown Pri­mary school or­ches­tra in Welling­ton.

Owen Mo­ri­arty be­gan his for­mal gui­tar stud­ies in 1997 at Massey Univer­sity, grad­u­at­ing in 2003 with a masters de­gree in per­for­mance mu­sic. Apart from his gen­eral pub­lic per­for­mances, Owen has recorded seven CDs through ODE Records, Naxos, Rat­tle Records, and Atoll Records. As a found­ing mem­ber of the NZ Gui­tar Quar­tet, Owen has per­formed all around New Zealand. in re­cent years he has also given per­for­mances in Aus­tralia, US, Por­tu­gal, Mex­ico, Thai­land, China, Spain and through­out the United King­dom.

Their reper­toire of­ten has a dis­tinctly Span­ish and Latin Amer­i­can flavour as is sug­gested by their name, and mu­sic for this con­cert will cer­tainly have the ex­cite­ment and colour as­so­ci­ated with Spain.

■ The con­cert be­gins at 2.30pm. Ad­mis­sion is by donation rec­om­mended to be from $5.

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