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New second violinist appointed

06 April 2016 / News

We are delighted to announce that Australian violinist Monique Lapins has been appointed as our new second violinist, replacing Douglas Beilman whom we farewelled at the end of 2015 after 26 years with the New Zealand String Quartet.

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Recording Requiem for the Fallen

25 February 2016 / News

Audience members who experienced Requiem for the Fallen in concert described the work as “shattering”, “intensely moving” and “one of the most significant works of NZ composition”. After its premiere in the NZ Festival in 2014, critic John Button referred to it as: “An unforgettable occasion that I hope people...

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Youth, music and summer sun

25 February 2016 / News

Our annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music is always a hothouse for New Zealand’s young musical talent and, for many, it’s a seminal experience they will carry with them in their future music-making.  Earlier this month, 28 young performers from around the country spent an intense 9 days together...

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Russian Icons tour attracts audience acclaim

20 September 2015 / Review

New Zealand String Quartet: Russian Icons

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Requiem “never-to-be-forgotten” experience

04 November 2014 / Review

The Dunedin Town Hall was an acoustically ideal venue for yesterday's performance of Requiem For The Fallen - a profound musical commemoration of World War 1, which claimed the lives of more than 18,000 New Zealanders.

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Asian Music for String Quartet

01 October 2013 / Audio

CD Featuring works by Zhou Long, Chinary Ung, Tan Dun, Gao Ping, and Toru Takemitsu November 2012 Naxos Classical Catalogue no 8.572488 Producer: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver Engineer: Norbert Kraft

NZSQ plays Schumann and Shostakovich

31 August 2010 / Video

The New Zealand String Quartet’s recent Schumann and Shostakovich tour in New Zealand delighted critics and audiences. Here you can enjoy two samples: the Quartet playing the second movement of Schumann’s String Quartet in A Minor Opus 41 No 1 and Shostakovich’s 7th String Quartet in F-sharp Minor Opus 108,...

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