About last night…

Whakatipu Music Festival opened with a bang last night!

For a first-time festival, our opening reception hosted by Craig’s Investment Partners was a roaring success.

At 7pm, our first evening concert got into full swing! NZTrio performed on-stage with Jonathan Cohen, clarinet, to much fanfare from the audience. Our classical music lovers around the world also got a taste of Whakatipu Music Festival on our Facebook livestream. Thank you to RNZ Concert, The Violin Channel, and TomTom Productions for making our broadcast possible.

Special thanks to Starkwhite Gallery for helping to dress the reception space with beautiful Fiona Pardington artworks. Also thanks to Nockie’s Palette Wines, exclusive wine suppliers for the festival.

Catch a glimpse of last night’s performance and who was caught rubbing shoulders at the reception below.