Experience a grand odyssey around the world by one of music’s greatest ensembles

Download the programme for Silkroad Ensemble here.

Founded by superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silkroad Ensemble is a virtuoso collective inspired by the colours of the world – and the rich musical language borne from our cultural differences. Its Grammy Award-winning music is a vibrant, passionate and ecstatic celebration of global artistic traditions, performed by outstanding contemporary musicians representing dozens of nationalities and instrumental disciplines.

Universally famous in its own right, this dynamic, ever-evolving group is composed of international artists who unite to present unique, never-to-be-repeated concerts. Converging centuries, continents and cultures, its repertoire will bring together traditional Vietnamese, Chinese and Kazakh music; Finnish folk song; Indian classical; popular jazz; and much more.

A privilege to see and even more beautiful to hear, Silkroad Ensemble’s maiden performance in New Zealand will be a night to remember.

Please note: Yo-Yo  Ma will not be appearing

The New Zealand Herald previews Silkroad Ensemble. Read the interview with bagpipe virtuoso Cristina Pato here

The New Zealand Listener previews Silkroad Ensemble. Read the interview with violinist/violist Mario Gotoh here

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"The rapport between the ensemble’s members was apparent and they improvised and jammed with joy and relish throughout the evening to the audience’s delight." – RNZ Concert
Read the review here

"This was music fired with life, right from the opening fanfare" – New Zealand Herald
Read the review here

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Performers include

Jeffrey Beecher: bass
Mike Block: cello
Sandeep Das: tabla
Nora Fischer: vocalist
Mario Gotoh: viola
Mark Suter: percussion
Cristina Pato: Galician bagpipes, piano
Shane Shanahan: percussion
Wu Tong: sheng, bawu, vocals, suona

Images: Liz Linder Photography

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