About: We’re a bunch of music lovers, and we thrive in doing our best for the audience. We love exploring and creating music together as a team, and there's nothing more exciting than seeing the audience enjoy music with us. We are one of the most active groups in the WYM family, devoted to sharing our music whenever and wherever possible!
Conductor: Atsuko Fukuoka has been conducting for Brioso Corde since 2007. She is highly enthusiastic in motivating students to play their best and to enjoy music. She also frequently directs and coaches soloists and chamber groups. She is a pianist and performed in concerts as a soloist with Northland Sinfonia. She also teaches piano and accompanies for various musicians at numerous events. Atsuko believes that her role as a conductor is to awaken the potential in musicians.
Required skill: Middle to advanced - but most importantly, enthusiasm to enjoy music and work as a team! Currently there is no official auditioning process. However anyone who is interested will be briefly interviewed and have a trial period before being accepted as a member. We are especially welcoming violin,viola, double bass and cello!
Rehearsal time: Fridays 5:45 - 7:00 pm, plus extra rehearsals . Players are expected to arrive 10mins prior rehearsal time
Performances: Brioso Corde is one of the most active groups in WYM. We play in the annual WYM concerts (twice a year) and have numerous events of our own. We often participate in local music events, busking, BGM at social events, music festivals (Rotorua Rhapsody, Auckland- KBB Music festival, Secondary School Chamber Music Contest, etc). We had our first Briso Corde Concert in Kerikeri at the end of 2013, which was a success. We plan to hold our own concerts annually, and hope to share more music with the Northland communities. We mainly play classical music (Vivaldi, Kanon, Mozart, etc) but also modern music (e.g, popular movie theme songs).
Whangarei Youth Music. Old Library Arts Hub, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei Photo credits: Sally McTrail