Adam Summer School

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

2017 Adam Summer School

24th Annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music

 

10 - 18 February 2018

 

The annual Adam Summer School is presented by the New Zealand String Quartet and held in Nelson each February. It provides the opportunity for up to 30 of New Zealand’s best 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.

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

  • 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 a week of in-depth study.

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 public concerts take place at the conclusion of the school, during which each group performs.

Applications for the 2018 Adam Summer School for Chamber Music will open in September 2017. Please see Student Info below. 


DONALD ARMSTRONG AWARD

Each year, this special Award recognises effort, commitment and progress made by an individual during the Adam Summer School.

2017 AWARD RECIPIENT
Alex Geary - violinist


 

Adam Summer School Sponsors

A special thank you to all our supporters.

adam summer school sponsors

 

Adam Summer School Scholarship Sponsors

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

Donald Armstrong
Paul & Sheryl Baines
Terry Holton
Charlotte Katz-Brutschin
Howard Larsen and Lindsay Macdonald
Christopher and Jilly Marshall
Ray Pengelly
Arnold and Reka Solomons
Sally Warren
Waikanae Music Society
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New Zealand String Quartet

 

Helene Pohl (First violin)
Monique Lapins (Second violin)
Gillian Ansell (Viola)
Rolf Gjelsten (‘Cello)
View more info about NZSQ

 

Guest piano tutor 2018
Stephen De Pledge

 

Stephen De Pledge teaches at the University of Auckland and performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician.  He has given chamber music performances in the Wigmore Hall and on tour with the principal wind players of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Edinburgh Festival with the complete chamber works of Arvo Pärt (under the guidance of the composer), at Bargemusic in New York with Chamber Domaine and in Vienna as part of a Schoenberg Festival.  He has given concerto performances with the Philharmonia (London), Bournemouth Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, New London, New Zealand Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia orchestras. Stephen’s discography includes many premiere recordings by composers including Bliss, Gorecki, and Arvo Pärt, for whom he made the world premiere recording of the piano sonatinas. In addition to his solo recordings, Stephen’s discography includes song cycles by Ned Rorem and Samuel Barber, and chamber music of Messiaen, Shostakovich and Schnittke. Among his collaborations have been performances with Viktoria Mullova, Felicity Lott and Evelyn Glennie.

 

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Eligibility

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

Online applications for the 2018 Adam Summer School are open now.

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 the auditions.

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


Fees to attend

$640 including GST per student.

Fees include all tuition, venues, accommodation and main meals.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is payable within ten days of notification of acceptance. Fee balance due for payment by 31 January 2018.

Students are required to pay their own travel costs to and from Nelson.

Scholarships

Scholarships for financial assistance with course fees are available. Please apply to nzsq@nzsq.org.nz outlining your request for assistance.

Sophie 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

James Andrewes (Violin) 1998, 1999, 2007

Bethany Angus (Cello) 2016, 2017

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 Baker (Cello) 2011

Grant Baker (Viola) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Matthias Balzat (Cello) 2017

Jenny Banks (Viola) 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005

Marcelle Barnes (Viola) 2005, 2006

Tierney Baron (Cello) 2013, 2014, 2016

Laura  Barton (Violin) 2014, 2015

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

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-Ishido (Piano) 2008

Diedre Boyle (Viola) 1995, 1996, 1997

Rachael Brand (Violin) 1998, 2000

Anna Broadbent (Violin) 1998, 1999, 2000, 200

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 Coplon (Piano) 1999

Elyse Dalabakis (Viola) 2016

Noelle Dannenbring (Piano) 2017

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

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

Lucy Gijsbers (Cello) 2010

Amelia Giles (Violin) 1996, 2001

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

Anna Hodgkinson (Viola) 1997, 1998, 2000

Alison Holden (Piano) 1997

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

Fleur Jackson (Violin) 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017

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

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

Edward King (Cello) 2011

Jane Koo (Piano) 2011

Catherine Kwak (Cello) 2016

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

Grace Leehan (Viola/Violin) 2016, 2017

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

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

Alexander McFarlane (Viola) 2013

Tom McGrath (Piano) 1996, 1997

Alice McIvor (Viola) 2011, 2012, 2013

Grace Mckenzie (Violin) 2015, 2016, 2017

Lindsay McLay (Viola) 2008, 2009, 2010

Nicola McMahon Violin 2002

Gillian McNaughton (Viola) 2013

John McNaughton (Viola) 2014

Claire McSweeney (Violin) 2017

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

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

Winnie May Nichol (Cello) 2009

Caroline Norman (Viola) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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

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

Joanna Pinto Cello 2014, 2015

Thomas Prince (Violin) 2017

Blyth Press (Violin) 2005, 2006

Martin Qi (Viola) 2013, 2015, 2016

Estelita Rae (Violin) 2008, 2009

Lavinnia Rae (Cello) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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

Kate Sherwood Cello 2000

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

Julianne Song (Violin) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Jonathan Squire (Cello) 2007

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

Grace Stainthorpe (Violin) 2017

Vivian Stephens (Violin) 2010                                                                          

David Stevenson (Cello) 2006

Siyu Sun (Piano) 2015, 2016

Sally Swedlund (Viola) 1995

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

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (Violin) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Sophie Tarrant-Matthews (Violin) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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

Amy Tu (Piano) 1999

Rebecca Turner (Cello) 1998

Rachel Twyman (Violin) 2015, 2016

Kate Uhe (Cello) 2004

Louis van der Mespel (Double Bass) 2013, 2015              

Christiaan van der Zee (Viola) 2000, 2001, 2007

Anna van der Zee (Violin) 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

Allan Warren (Violin) 1995, 1996

Emily Watt (Cello) 1995, 1996, 1997

Alwyn Westbrooke (Violin) 2002

Olivia Wilding (Cello) 2015 2017

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

Edwina Williamson (Cello) 1995, 1996

Georgiana Williamson (Violin) 1995

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

Ling Xiang (Piano) 2004

Francis Yapp (Cello) 2004

Emma Yoon (Violin) 2008, 2009, 2010

Francis Yoon (Cello) 2015, 2016

Hugo Zanker (Cello) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010

Xin Yu Zhang (Violin) 2003, 2006                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                          

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.

 

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