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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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Northern Summer Showcases

05 May 2016 / News

We’ll soon be heading off on our annual mid-year tour to the UK and North America, with performances this year at seven different summer events in England, America and Canada. Although it will feel strange to be touring for the first time without Doug, we’re very much looking forward to...

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First Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch concerts with new NZSQ line-up

05 May 2016 / News

Our new 2nd violinist Monique Lapins has arrived and we're excited to start rehearsing with her ahead of a very busy touring season. Wellington and Auckland audiences will have an opportunity to see the new line-up in June.

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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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