Kapi-Mana Music Festival Recital Event 2023

Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October

Performing Arts Studio, Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua

This year’s recital event will be held over two days.


Saturday, 30 September 2023 – ten minute recitals


  • Raymond Wong, Piano
  • Samuel Yuan, Violin
  • Orlando Liu, Piano
  • Imogen Waldron, Cello
  • Sofia Nguyen, Piano
  • Dora Shen, Piano
  • Olivia Zhou, Violin
  • Gabriel Chionh, Piano

Lunchbreak: 12.:30


  • Natalija Sekicki, Violin
  • Alina Mai, Piano
  • Anji Chu, Violin
  • Samuel Yuan, Piano
  • Raymond Wong, Violin

Presentation of awards: approx. 2:45pm

Sunday, 1 October 2023 – twenty minute recitals


  • Edward Sneyd-Utting, Piano
  • Minh Duc Nguyen, Piano
  • Edgar Watson, Violin
  • Andrew Cheng, Piano
  • David Liu, Oboe
  • Chloe Shi, Piano
  • Cordelia Waldron, Violin
  • Haicheng Lai, Piano
  • Xavier Ngaro, Violin

Presentation of awards: approx. 4:30pm


We are delighted to announce that Eleanor Carter and Kathryn Mosley will adjudicate the recitals this year.

Kathryn Mosley

Recently returned to New Zealand after a number of years living in the United Kingdom, Kathryn has worked as a solo pianist, appearing with orchestras in both countries, and is in demand as a recitalist and duo partner, performing throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, Poland, Russia, the USA, and New Zealand. Her work has covered a wide range of repertoire, from early songs to newly commissioned works and she is the proud dedicatee of three pieces by New Zealand composers, Prelude by Nigel Keay, and Lull, and School of Velocity by Warwick Blair. In spring 2016, Kathryn toured New Zealand on Chamber Music New Zealand’s Encompass scheme. In 2017, following the award of a doctorate for her thesis on cadenzas to Beethoven’s piano concertos, Kathryn returned to New Zealand to premiere Czerny’s arrangement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto op. 19 for string quartet and piano with members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her work as a performer Kathryn has held teaching posts at a number of institutions including the Royal Academy of Music, London. She adjudicates regularly at National and International festivals, and examines for ABRSM.

Eleanor Carter

Eleanor Carter has been a member of the NZSO cello section since 1997. She studied cello at Auckland University and then the Royal College of Music, London. She and her sister, Kathryn Mosley, were the only siblings to ever be awarded ABRSM scholarships in the same year. Her teachers include Coral Bognuda and Christopher Bunting. Eleanor spent a number of years as a freelance musician in London, then returned to NZ in 1996. She also plays organ and as such is Organist and Director of Music at St John’s in the City, Wellington.

Eleanor teaches piano, cello and organ and enjoys playing chamber music. She is a member of the IOTA and Chiesa ensembles.