Talent duo to perform
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.