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Northern Summer Tour Update

07 July 2016 / News

Our northern summer tour is off to a great start.  Early last month we arrived in the south of England, in the beautiful county of Wiltshire, to perform at the Salisbury International Arts Festival. We then headed north to Bedfordshire where we played at The Barn in Carlton, as part...

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Composer Connections in Heartland Classics

07 July 2016 / News

We’ve discovered some interesting links between many of the composers and works on our Heartland Classics programme. Read about them below, and scroll down further for Rolf’s personal insight into one of the works the NZSQ will be playing on the upcoming tour: Schubert’s beautiful Quartettsatz.

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Chamber Music New Zealand ‘QuintEssence’ tour

07 July 2016 / News

In September, we’re very much looking forward to joining Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham for the Chamber Music New Zealand QuintEssence tour. Travelling to 7 centres around New Zealand, the tour highlights masterpieces by Brahms and Mozart, plus a new commission for quartet by New Zealand composer Salina Fisher.

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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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Composer Gareth Farr Te Tai-O-Rehua

07 July 2016 / Video

Te Tai-O-Rehua translates from Māori language as ‘The Tasman Sea’ – the turbulent body of water that separates New Zealand from Australia. The piece was co-commissioned by the Goldner Quartet and Chamber Music New Zealand in honour of the 21st anniversary of the Wellington and Sydney sister-city relationship.

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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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