Adam Summer School

“The week was full of intensity, emotion, passion, and learning. Inspiring, encouraging and challenging.”

Adam Summer School

26th Annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music


8 - 16 FEBRUARY 2020

 

The annual Adam Summer School is presented by the New Zealand String Quartet and held in Nelson each February. It is generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation, and provides the opportunity for up to 30 talented young string players and pianists to commit themselves to eight days of intense chamber music-making under the guidance of the New Zealand String Quartet and guest pianist-in-residence, Diedre Irons.

In the balmy setting of mid-summer Nelson, students will:

  • Benefit from world class coaching from New Zealand’s best chamber musicians
  • Be inspired by an intense period of music-making
  • Work with the best of their peers from throughout New Zealand
  • Participate in daily masterclasses
  • Perform a major chamber music work following their week of in-depth study

The course is fully residential with hostel accommodation provided by Tasman Bay Backpackers. All main meals are provided.

Participants have one two-hour group coaching session each day. Opportunities for individual instrument tuition from the tutors have also been built into the daily schedule.

Two Finale Concerts take place at the conclusion of the school featuring each group's performance. 

 

SCHOOL TIMETABLE 2020

Registration: Saturday 8 February at Tasman Bay Backpackers, 10 Weka St, Nelson

Classes commence: Sunday 9 February at NCMA (Nelson Centre of Musical Arts), 48 Nile Street, Nelson

Finale Concerts: 3:30pm and 8:00pm Sunday 16 February, at NCMA Auditorium, 48 Nile Street, Nelson

Departure: Monday 17 February

  

ADAM TROUBADOUR PROGRAMME

The Troubadour Quartet Programme is a one-year career development experience for four young string players. The programme includes learning and performance opportunities provided by the Adam Chamber Music Festival and Adam Summer School.


The 2020/2021 Adam Troubadours are:

Grace McKenzie (violin)

Kihei Lee (violin) 

Nathan Pinkney (viola)

Bethany Angus (cello)

For more information about the Troubadour Programme click here.

 

ADAM SUMMER SCHOOL SPONSORS

A special thank you to all our supporters:

Adam Foundation (Major Sponsor)

Creative New Zealand (Core Funder)

Chamber Music New Zealand

Cloudy Bay Vineyards

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

Pub Charity

Four Winds Foundation

Mainland Foundation

 

ADAM SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

The Adam Summer School acknowledges the following groups and individuals who have generously donated part or full scholarships:

Anonymous x 3
Donald Armstrong
Paul & Sheryl Baines
Eleanor Gjelsten
Terry Holton
Howard Larsen and Lindsay Macdonald
Christopher and Jilly Marshall
Tim Ng & Cushla Thomson
Arnold and Reka Solomons
Sally Warren
Waikanae Music Society
Adam Chamber Music Festival (Adam Troubadour Programme)

New Zealand String Quartet

 NZSQ group

Gillian Ansell (Viola), Monique Lapins (2nd Violin), Helene Pohl (1st Violin), Rolf Gjelsten (Cello)

An unrivalled opportunity to learn from the very best

Since its formation in 1987, the group's dynamic style and vivid interpretations have won the hearts of audiences on four continents, filling an ever expanding international schedule with tours to North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. 

View more info about NZSQ

 

Guest piano tutor 2020
Diedre Irons

 

Diedre Irons headshot

Photo by Debbie Rawson

Diedre Irons was born in Winnipeg, Canada. A child prodigy, she played the Schumann Concerto with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at age 12 and made her official debut with that orchestra at age eighteen. She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Rudolf Serkin, joining the faculty following her graduation and teaching there for the next seven years, meanwhile touring Canada and the United States as a soloist and as a chamber music player. 

In 1977 she moved to New Zealand where she has made numerous appearances with the major orchestras, toured many times under the auspices of Chamber Music NZ, appeared regularly on Radio and Television New Zealand, and travelled globally, playing concerts in 25 countries through IDRIART, an international organization engaged in the production of intercultural festivals. 

Her awards include an MBE for services to music in 1989, an OMZM in 2011, and a Doctorate of Music (honoris causa), in 2007 from Manitoba’s Brandon University ‘in recognition of outstanding contributions in the world of music through superlative achievement as a talented, dedicated and passionate pianist’. 

 

Elke Dunlop
Feldenkrais Method

 

Elke + Feldenkrais

Students of the Adam Summer School will benefit from expert instruction on the Feldenkrais Method by Elke Dunlop (MNZFG Dip IYTA).

Elke Dunlop's involvement in movement education spans more than 25 years and includes teaching at Toi Whakaari (NZ Drama School) and the NZ School of Music for many years.  She has a busy private Feldenkrais clinic in Wellington and has been working with members of the NZSQ since 2002.

The Feldenkrais Method of "Awareness through Movement" allows people from all walks of life to fine tune the most sophisticated "instrument" - themselves. 


Some of the themes explored will be:
- Prevention of overuse through the aid of self help
- Discovery of new options of movements and therefore expanding self image
- Reducing aches, pains and stress
- Improving inner communication 

E flyer apply online now

 

Eligibility

Open to students of violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano.

Students attending should be tertiary level and above, however, consideration will be given to all interested applicants. Individual students accepted for the School will be placed in groups following auditions.

All applications should be made online by filling out this form. If you have difficulty completing the online form, please contact us on 04 499 8883 or email nzsq@nzsq.org.nz

Applications for the 2020 Adam Summer School closed 5pm Friday 25 October 2019.


Fees to attend

$640 including GST per student. Fees include all tuition, venues, accommodation and main meals.

A non-refundable $100 deposit is payable on acceptance into the School. The final fee balance is due by 31 January 2020. Students are required to pay their own travel costs to/from Nelson.

Students accepting a place at the 2020 Adam Summer School are required to pay all fees on time and adhere to agreed standards of behaviour.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships for financial assistance with course fees are available. Requests for assistance must be submitted at the time of application.  Late requests will only be considered in special circumstances.  Requests can be emailed to nzsq@nzsq.org.nz and should include a brief outline of financial position.

 

Sophia Acheson  Viola  2003, 2004

Megan Aiken  Violin  2007

Emma Aitken Piano  2000

Megan  Allison Violin  2001

Iselta Allison  Violin  1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000

Jessica Alloway  Violin  2008, 2009 

Anna-Marie Alloway  Cello  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Jessie Anderson  Viola  2018, 2020

James Andrewes  Violin  1998, 1999, 2007

Bethany Angus  Cello  2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Emily Ansell  Violin  2014

Juliet Ayre  Violin  2003, 2006, 2008

Mary Ayre  Piano  1995

Heidi Baillie  Cello  1996, 1997, 1998

Julian Baker  Violin  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Felicity BakeCello  2011

Grant Baker  Viola  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Lucas Baker  Violin  2018, 2019, 2020

Matthias Balzat  Cello  2017

Jenny Banks  Viola  2001, 2002, 2004, 2005

Marcelle Barnes  Viola  2005, 2006

Tierney Baron  Cello  2013, 2014, 2016

Nadia Barrow  Cello  2019

Laura  Barton  Violin  2014, 2015, 2018

Sharon Bayliss  Violin  2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Verity Beaumont  Cello  2008

Frank Behrent  Viola  1995

Richard Belcher  Cello  1997

Hester Bell Jordan  Violin  2011, 2014

Milo Benn  Cello  2018

Helen  Bevin  Viola  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Sophie Bird  Violin  2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

Justin  Bird  Piano   1998, 2000, 2001, 2003

Caroline Blackmore  Cello  2005, 2007

Elizabeth Bone  Cello  1996

Benjamin Booker  Piano  2012, 2013

Yuuki Bouterey-Ishido  Cello  2007, 2008

Jun Bouterey-IshidPiano  2008

Diedre Boyle  Viola  1995, 1996, 1997

Rachael Brand  Violin  1998, 2000

Charles Brooks  Cello  1995, 1999

Julia Broom  Violin  2000, 2001, 2003     

Simeon Broom  Violin  1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Johanna Brusse  Cello  1999

Buz Bryant-Green  Piano  2004, 2006

Raiha Buchanan  Viola  2003, 2004

Anna Bull Cello  1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Sophie Buxton Viola  1997

Amy Cameron Piano  2000

Cheuky Chan Piano  2004

Caron Chan Violin  1995, 1996

Johnny Chang Violin  1999

John Chen Piano  2003, 2004, 2005

Tony Chen Lin Piano  2006, 2007, 2008

Rose Cheng Piano  2008

Sabrina Chiang Cello  2003

Sol Choi Violin  2006, 2007, 2009

Lisa Chou Piano  2005, 2006

Justin Chuk Violin  2014, 2015, 2016

Rachel Church Piano  2000, 2001, 2002

Hannah Church Violin  2009

Fiona Cochrane Viola  2000, 2001, 2002, 2004

Joanna Cochrane Viola  1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Matt Cook Violin  2014, 2015

Emma-Jane Cooper Piano  1999

Matthew CoplonPiano  1999

Elyse Dalabakis Viola  2016

Tessa Dalgety-Evans Cello  2020

Joanna Dann Cello  2018, 2019

Noelle Dannenbring Piano  2017, 2020

Charlie Davenport Cello  2003, 2005

Anna Dawson Viola  2006, 2007

Modi Deng Piano  2012, 2014

Caroline Dewson Viola  1996, 1997, 1998

Julia Dibley Violin  2001, 2002

Sarah Dobbs Cello  2006, 2007

James Donaldson Cello  1995

Robert Drage Cello  2012

Nicola Drake Violin  2003, 2004, 2005

Sarah Drake Violin  2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Annabel Drummond Violin  2013, 2015

Emily Duffill Cello  1997

Holly Dunn Cello  2009, 2010, 2011

Jeremy Egerton Viola  2019

Emma Elliott Violin  1999

Timothy Evans Piano  1995, 1996, 1997

Lydia Fan Piano  2003

Emma Fetherston Viola  2003, 2004, 2005

Charlotte Fetherston Viola  2007, 2008, 2009

Salina Fisher Violin  2010

Sam Flewett Viola  2002

Grace Francis Piano  2010, 2011

Olivia Rose Francis Violin  2010, 2011, 2012

Karen French Cello  2006

Rachel Fuller Piano  1995, 1996

Susan Fullerton-Smith Viola  1996

Dickson Fung Violin  2005, 2011

Rafaella Garlick-Grice Piano  2007, 2008, 2009

Gabriel Garlick-Grice Violin  2010

Alex Geary Violin  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Bryony Gibson-Cornish Viola  2009, 2010

Mok-Hyun Gibson-Lane Cello  1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002

Edward Giffney Piano  2012

Peter Gjelsten Violin  2020

Lucy Gijsbers Cello  2010

Amelia Giles Violin  1996, 2001

Alison Giles Violin  2018

Emma Goodbehere Cello  2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Kate Goodbehere Violin  2002

Malavika Gopal Violin  2003, 2004, 2005

Alison Gordon Cello  2006

Alice Gott Cello  2008, 2009, 2010

Helena Griffiths Viola  1997

Rachel Grimwood Viola  2011, 2012

Melody Gumbley Violin  1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Amalia Hall Violin  2005, 2006

Callum Hall Cello  2005

Lara Hall Violin  1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Nicholas Hancox Viola  2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010

Rachael Hannah Piano  2001, 2002

Vincent Hardaker Viola  2013, 2015

Blair Harris Cello  2000, 2001

Pascal Harris Piano  2005

Claire Harris Piano  2009

Lydia Harris Violin  2012, 2013

Joe Harrop Violin  1995, 1996, 1997

Evie Hay Violin  2009

Hilary Hayes Violin  2009, 2010

Geoffrey Heath Cello  1996, 1997

Katherine Hebley Cello  2006

Ross Henderson Violin  1996

Rebecca Hendl Cello  1996

Martyn Hentschel Violin  1995, 1996

Jessica Hindin Violin  1997

Jack Hobbs Cello  2015

Justin Hodges Violin  2019, 2020

Anna Hodgkinson Viola  1997, 1998, 2000

Alison Holden Piano  1997

Rosa Hook Violin  2020

Tom Hosted  Cello  2002, 2004, 2005

Laurence Hughes Violin  2008

Laurel Hungerford Piano  2007

Francesca Hunt Violin  2004, 2005

Alex Hunter Violin  2016

Miranda Hutton Violin  2000, 2001

Lauren Jack Viola  2018, 2019, 2020

Fleur Jackson Violin  2007, 2008, 2010, 2017, 2018

Hamish Jamieson Cello  2020

Belinda Jemmett Viola  1995 1996

Esther Jeon Piano  1998

Leah Johnston Violin  2003

Rachel Johnston Cello  1995

Natalie Jones Violin  2012

Alina Junc Violin  2014

Marianna Kang Piano  2017, 2019, 2020

Andrew Kelly Violin  2016, 2017

Charlotte Ketel Cello  2012, 2013

Sarah Kiernan Violin  2008

Maree Kilpatrick Piano  2015, 2016

Tina (In Ah) Kim Piano  2009

Esther Kim Cello  2011, 2012

Deborah King Viola  2017, 2018

Edward King Cello  2011

Jane Koo Piano  2011

Nick Kovacev Piano  2018, 2019, 2020

Catherine Kwak Cello  2016

Lynda Latu Violin  2020

Sarah Lawrence Violin  2019

Shuhei Lawson Cello  2020

Jinjoo Lee Cello  2001

Jennifer Lee Piano  2005

Joo Yeon Lee Violin  2010                                                                          

Gemma Lee Piano  2011

Amy Ga Hee Lee Piano  2013, 2014, 2015

Betty Lee Piano  1995, 1997

Anna Lee Violin  2015

Dominic Lee Cello  2015              

Christine Lee Violin  2017

Kihei Lee Violin  2020

Grace Leehan Viola/Violin  2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

Vanessa Leighs Violin  1996, 1997

Annabella Leslie Double Bass  2007

Ros Letcher Viola  2000

Helen Lever Cello  1995

Yotam Levy Cello  2012                                                           

Heather Lewis Cello  2008, 2009, 2010, 2014

Bethan Lewis Violin/Viola  1997, 1998, 2000

Janine Liefting Viola  1999

Christabel Lin Violin 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Enshean Lin Violin  2020

Linda Lin Piano  2017

Cindy Liu Piano  1997

Georgiana Lowe Piano  1998, 1999

Jessica Macauley Piano  2001

Nick Majic Violin  2016

Kerry Martin Violin  1996 1997

Kauri May Violin  2016

Malcolm Mawhinney Viola  1998, 1999, 2000

Rachel McCann Cello  1997

Julia McCarthy Violin  2000, 2001, 2002

Sarah McCracken Violin  2001, 2002

Isabella McDonald Cello  2020

Alexander McFarlane Viola  2013

Tom McGrath Piano  1996, 1997

Alice McIvor Viola  2011, 2012, 2013

Grace McKenzie Violin  2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Lindsay McLay Viola  2008, 2009, 2010

Nicola McMahon Violin  2002

Gillian McNaughton Viola  2013

John McNaughton Viola  2014

Cecile McNeill Viola  2019, 2020

Olivia McNeill Violin  2020

Claire McSweeney Violin  2017, 2018

Rachel Miles Cello  2013

Maria Mo Piano  2009, 2010

Karen Moffatt Violin  1999

Dominic Monaghan Cello  1996

Elena  Morgan Cello  2014, 2017

Caitlin Hannah Morris Cello  2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Ben Morrison Violin  2007

Arna Morton Violin  2013, 2016

Francesca Mountford Cello  1998, 1999

Eva Mowry Viola  2010

Jack Moyer Cello  2020

Ellen Murfitt Violin  2019

Ainsley Murray Violin  1995

David Murray Cello  1998, 1999

Ben Nation Cello  2002

Victoria Neas Cello  1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Sylvia Neild Viola 2014, 2017

Gemma New Violin  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Hayden Nickel Violin  2018, 2019, 2020

Winnie May Nichol Cello  2009

Caroline Norman Viola  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Karla Norton Violin  2008, 2011

Jamie Oemcke Viola 2015, 2017

Ji-Soo Ok Cello  1998, 1999

Jennifer Ok Viola  1999

Hedda Oosterhoff Violin  2002, 2003, 2004

Kate Oswin Violin  2011, 2012, 2013

Sanjay Pancha Violin  1996, 1997

Emily Paterson Cello  2017, 2018, 2019

Grace Park Cello  2005, 2007

Chris Park Cello  2008, 2009

Gabrielle Peake Piano  2010

Catherine Petoe Viola  1996, 1997

Rachel Pierard Cello  2001

Nathan Pinkney Violin/Viola  2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020

Joanna Pinto Cello  2014, 2015

Thomas Prince Violin  2017

Blyth Press Violin  2005, 2006

Martin Qi Viola  2013, 2015, 2016

Fiona Qiu Violin  2019

Estelita Rae Violin  2008, 2009

Lavinnia Rae Cello  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Amber Rainey Piano  2006, 2007

Martha Read Cello  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Jordan Renaud Cello  2014, 2016

Paul Rhodes Viola  1995

Micah Rickards Piano  2003

Simone Roggen Violin  1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

John Roxburgh Viola  2009, 2011, 2012

Eleanor Ryan Violin  1999

Alison Salmons Viola  1995, 1996

Janne Sanders Violin  1995, 1996, 1997

Chikako Sasaki Violin  2010

Shirley Shang Violin  2019

Kate Sherwood Cello  2000

Miru Shimaoka Violin  2020

Davina Shum Cello  2008

Yoomi Sim Violin  2002

Victoria Simonsen Cello  2000, 2001, 2002

Hugo Smit Cello  2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Alisa Smith Viola  2003, 2004

Daniel Smith Cello  2018

Benjamin Sneyd-Utting Cello  2019, 2020

Julianne Song Violin  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Jonathan Squire Cello  2007

Tabea Squire Violin  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Grace Stainthorpe Violin  2017, 2018

Vivian Stephens Violin  2010                                                                          

David Stevenson Cello  2006

Marian Sun Piano  2019

Siyu Sun Piano  2015, 2016, 2018

Harry Mark Swainston Viola  2019

Sally Swedlund Viola  1995

Jonathan Tanner Violin  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews Violin  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Sophia Tarrant-Matthews Violin  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Katie-Lee Taylor Violin 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Amelia Taylor Violin  2011, 2012

Lindy Tennent-Brown Piano  1995, 1996

Rhiannon Thomas Cello  1995, 1996

Christina Thompson Cello  2001, 2002, 2003

Nicola Thompson Piano  2002

Laura Thomson Violin 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Alexa Sangbin Thomson Violin  2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Serenity Thurlow Viola  2001, 2002

Donica Tran Violin  2019

Amy Tu Piano  1999

James Tudball Violin  2020

Rebecca Turner Cello  1998

Rachel Twyman Violin  2015, 2016, 2018

Kate Uhe Cello  2004

Louis van der Mespel Double Bass  2013, 2015              

Christiaan van der Zee Viola  2000, 2001, 2007

Anna (Broadbent) van der Zee Violin  1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007

Paul van Houtte Cello  2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Aidan Verity Viola  2015, 2016

Amanda Verner Viola 2002, 2003

Aleisha Verner Cello  2003

Antony Verner Violin  2003

Helen Walls Violin  1998

Rebecca Wang Violin) 2016

Tammie Wang Violin  1998, 1999, 2000

Megan Ward Viola  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Rebecca Warnes Cello  2018, 2019

Allan Warren Violin  1995, 1996

Emily Watt Cello  1995, 1996, 1997

Alwyn Westbrooke Violin  2002

Lachlan Wilkins Violin  2019

Olivia Wilding Cello  2015 2017, 2018, 2019

Sophie Williams Cello  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Edwina Williamson Cello  1995, 1996

Georgiana Williamson Violin  1995

Zephyr Wills Viola  2018, 2019, 2020

Miranda Wilson Cello  1997, 1998, 1999, 2007

Robin Wilson Violin  1995

Leoni Wittchow Viola  2010, 2011

Bradley Wood Piano  2014

Liam Wooding Piano  2013, 2014, 2018

Ling Xiang Piano  2004

Francis Yapp Cello  2004

Emma Yoon Violin  2008, 2009, 2010

Francis Yoon Cello  2015, 2016

Andy Yu Violin  2018

Hugo Zanker Cello  2004, 2005, 2006, 2010

Xin Yu Zhang Violin  2003, 2006  

Sophie Zheng Viola  2018                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                          

Each year, this special Award recognises effort, commitment and progress made by an individual during the Adam Summer School.
The Award is presented on the final night of the School, and is generously sponsored by Donald Armstrong, NZSO Associate Concertmaster.

2020 - Miru Shimaoka (Violin)

2019 - Marianna Kang (Piano)

2018 - Rachel Twyman (Violin) 

2017 - Alex Geary (Violin)

2016 - Kauri May (Violin)

2015 - Olivia Wilding (Cello)

2014 - Grant Baker (Viola)

2013 - Amy Ga Hee Lee (Piano)

2012 - Nathan Pinkney (Violin)

2011 - Rachel Grimwood (Viola)

2010 - Julian Baker (Violin)

2009 - Estelita Rae (Violin)

The New Zealand String Quartet gratefully acknowledges its sponsors and funders