Old Masonic HallĀ 

5:00 pm


Peter Maunder - Trombone
Ingrid Bauer - Harp

Parp! is an innovative new ensemble based in Wellington. Although harp and trombone may seem an unlikely combination, it has tremendous scope for taking both instruments on new adventures. Parp! play a wide range of repertoire, from contemporary classical, to jazz, to popular songs of the 30s and 40s. Every concert is inventive, vibrant, and filled with unexpected delights.

Peter Maunder has a wealth of experience as a symphonic trombonist with major orchestras in the UK, as well as more than 20 years in the NZSO. He is currently Principal Trombone with Orchestra Wellington. His recital and chamber music concerts have involved partnerships with brass, percussion, piano, organ, voice, and harp, often performing his own compositions and arrangements.

Harpist Ingrid Bauer has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in seven countries, including performances at the 2014 Huntington Estate Music Festival in Australia. She is a regular guest player with the NZSO and plays Principal Harp with Orchestra Wellington. Ingrid is also a founding member of the Australian-based harp septet SHE.