Denis Matsuev (professional concert pianist)


The aim of the Tauranga Amatuer Variety Concert is to enhance the development of the musical arts culture in Tauranga.  This is achieved in a few ways.  TAVAC provides a venue for amateur musicians to perform.  It adds to the current musical performances in Tauranga and it provides inexpensive concerts, that are accessible to the public. It is intended to provide opportunity for amateur performances as frequently as Tauranga musicians and audiences wish to support.

Style of performances

Performances are acoustic. In the inaugural concert in October, we had performances with flute, piano, voice, harp and guitar.  Small ensembles up to about 5 instruments or vocalists are accommodated. The Concert consists of two 45 minute halves, with an intermission. The show has about 15 performances, lasting approximately 2 to 10 minutes each.  Each artist is able to select  pieces to play as they choose.  There is no age limit on the artists, however there is a performance standard, namely that the performers must be capable of performing to a standard of grade 3.

Be Part of Our Community

If you know of any artists who would like to play at the concert please contact us. To support Tauranga's musicians, come to a concert!  Everyone, whether audience, support staff or musicians, help make the concert a success. If you are interested in supporting as a fire warden, or photographer, please contact the organiser.