The performances with the superb pianist Michael Endres were revelatory. –New York Times

Michael Endres features in the first Mulled Wine Concert of the year

Enders Mulled Wine ConcertIn a development that will surely please Kapiti concert-goers, the highly regarded German pianist Michael Endres will open the Mulled Wine Concert programme this year. 

Sunday 22 March 2020 at 2:30 PM

Paekakariki Memorial Hall

96 The Parade, Paekakariki 

International critics have described Endres as “one of the most interesting pianists recording today.” He has released 29 CDs during his career and his extensive prizewinning discography includes the prestigious Diapason d’or (France) which he was recently awarded for the third time and the Choc du Musique which he has won twice. He has appeared at major festivals and concert-halls all over the world. A prominent academic musician, Endres has had a distinguished teaching career in Germany and is currently recording in Australia.

Exciting programme

The programme will include works by Joseph Haydn, Bach as transcribed by Wilhelm Kempff, and Beethoven — Sonata Opus 57 “Appassionata” and his Fifth Symphony transcribed by Liszt, which promises to be a massive audience thriller, according to recent performances in Christchurch.

Back home in the Memorial Hall

Mulled Wine Concerts is now entering its thirteenth year of concerts in Paekakariki and organiser Mary Gow is jubilant. As she says, ” We are delighted to be back in our “home” at the Memorial Hall, The Parade in Paekakariki. We have our stunning sea-front hall and a lovely programme to get us started. As we are in the “Beethoven’s 250th Year” celebrating his baptismal year, it is appropriate that we include some of his masterpieces. What a pleasure it will be to hear beautiful music in such a pleasant setting!”

Sir Jon Trimmer is displaying his art works and also some of his brother’s.

Season tickets are available now (until 20 March) at just $100 (five concerts for the price of four including the GALA performances on 21 June and 16 August which are $35) from