Education And Community

We love to take our instruments, music and ideas to young audiences, ensuring they have a good time while learning more about great chamber music. Find out more about a selection of these performances below.

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Intensive and rewarding Summer School

February 2017

The Adam Summer school is a special event; an intensive chamber music course where we eat, sleep, laugh, cry, learn and play music together. This year 27 of us were chosen from around the country and split into 7 chamber music ensembles, each assigned a different masterwork that would occupy...

Inspiring the next generation

September 2016

Being on the road with our Heartland Classics tour gave us the perfect opportunity to work with children in local communities while en route to our next concert. Giving children the opportunity to experience the joy of live music is vital to us and, for those who already play an...

Scary Music at Featherston Booktown

May 2016

From Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22, the Wairarapa town of Featherston will be the centre of attention for those who sell, buy and collect second-hand and antiquarian books. Featherston is the first New Zealand town to become a member of the International Organisation of Booktowns and their successful inaugural event...

Youth, music and summer sun

February 2016

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...

Connecting with Children on NZ tour

October 2015

Making connections with children and local communities is one of our highest priorities. As part of this year’s Russian Icons national tour we presented a number of workshops, masterclasses and children’s concerts, including a workshop for Sistema Whangarei - Toi Akorangi with primary school-aged children, thanks to the support of Foundation North.

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