Pretty exceptional and rare
2 DAYS AGO
To hear a piece written for the combination of cello and marimba performed live is quite rare.
First of all there are not many specialized marimba soloists. We are privileged to have such a phenomenal player in NZ such as Yoshiko Tsuruta.
Because the instrument is so enormous (3 m long, weighing 150 kg) it has to be transported by a huge van! Their range normally spans over 5 octaves but Yoshiko’s marimba that was made for her in Japan by Korogi, is 5 and ¾ octaves! The biggest in NZ!
In order to transport the marimba, it has to be taken apart into 14 pieces and put into several cases. It takes 1 hour with a helper to put together.
Yoshiko will literally drive 1000’s of km’s to come to Dunedin for this world premiere on 4 May and our CMNZ tour to 10 cities all over NZ after that.
Therefor the sound blend of the cello and marimba is something very special and the opportunity to hear this is quite unique!
To read more about Yoshiko and Duo Col Legno go to: http://www.yoshikotsuruta.com/duo-col-legno/