Zosia

Zosia has loved Classical music from before she was born.  As a seasoned Suzuki performer, Zosia had her performance debut as a soloist at the age of 4 at a Rotary Club of Auckland Conference.  She loves performance opportunities, and sharing her love of music with others.  Notable solo performances to large audiences include those to The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Jerry Mateparae, to the St. John Ambulance Association at a formal Investiture Ceremony, at Mana Island in Fiji, and at The St. Heliers Bay Festival in Auckland.  She is a regular participant in Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra opportunities, observes University of Auckland masterclasses with visiting soloists at every opportunity (recently, with James Ehnes, Nicola Benedetti, and Sarah Chang), and is currently part of the NZSO Mentoring Programme under Associate Concertmaster Donald Armstrong.  In 2015, she travelled to Christchurch as part of the NZSSO under the baton of Benjamin Northey.  She has inspired many children to start playing the Violin, and has been described as playing with “verve” and “passion”, and “making the Violin speak”.  Zosia is currently Concertmaster of the Baradene Senior College Orchestra.  She received the Trinity College of London Exhibition Award for her Grade 6 Violin examination, and passed Grade 8 with high Distinction at the age of 12.  Zosia studies with Trudi Miles in Hamilton, and also learns the Piano with Mr Mikhail Tablis, the Pipe Organ with Mr Philip Smith (Holy Trinity Cathedral), and plays the Lever Harp for fun.  During family travels, Zosia takes her Violin with her, and plays spontaneously at every airport, hotel, and hilltop around the world that she can!  When she’s not playing music (or attending school), Zosia can be found flying the skies of Auckland with the Air Training Corps.