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The New Zealand String Quartet is available for hire for festivals and concert series both in New Zealand and internationally.

We offer a range of programmes to suit your requirements. Our repertoire includes a number of works by New Zealand composers and also collaborations with other artists.

Click on the PROGRAMMES arrow below to see a selection of programmes we are offering internationally for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons. You will also find a full list of the New Zealand works we can offer under NZ REPERTOIRE, with links to video and audio recordings or samples where available.

Under LIVE RECORDINGS you will find links to recordings made live in concert by Radio New Zealand.  

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Hear the NZSQ play a selection of works recorded in concert by Radio New Zealand at the Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University of Wellington in August 2016:

HAYDN: String Quartet in D, Op 71 no 2 

GARETH FARR: Te Tai-o-Rehua

SCHUBERT: String Quartet in C minor, Quartettsatz

DVOŘÁK: String Quartet in F, op 96, American

 

 

International Programmes for 2018-2019

 

Programme 1

Beethoven Quartet in G, opus 18#2 

Gillian Whitehead Poroporoaki OR Salina Fisher Tōrino OR

Gareth Farr Te Tai-o-Rehua OR John Psathas Manos Unbridled from Kartsigar

Interval

Schumann Quartet in A, opus 41#3 

  

Programme 2

Purcell Fantasias (selection) 

Gillian Whitehead Poroporoaki OR Salina Fisher Tōrino OR

Gareth Farr Te Tai-o-Rehua OR John Psathas Manos Unbridled from Kartsigar

Janacek 'Kreutzer' Sonata 

Interval

Beethoven Quartet in C# minor, op. 131 

  

Programme 3

Bach Goldberg Variations arranged for string quartet by Bill Cowdery

 

Programme 4 (All Beethoven)

Beethoven Quartet in G, opus 18#2 

Beethoven Quartet in C, opus 59#3 

Beethoven Quartet in C# minor, op. 131 

 

International Programmes for 2019-2020

 

Programme 1

Haydn Quartet opus 33#5

Jack Body Bouyi

Bartok String Quartet no 4

Interval

Smetana Quartet #1 'From My Life'

 

Programme 2

Janacek Quartet #2 'Intimate Letters'

Bach Variation 25 from the Goldberg Variations, arranged for strings

Ross Harris Variation 25 (inspired by Bach Goldberg's Var. 25)

Jack Body 2 Transcriptions: Long ge and Ratchenitsa

Interval

Mozart Quartet in F, K.590

 

Programme 3

Mozart Quartet in F, K.590

Janacek Quartet #2 'Intimate Letters'

Interval

Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, op95

New Zealand works performed by NZSQ

 

1)    String Quartets

Jack Body (1944-2015) – Three Transcriptions for string quartet (1987) [15’]

Jack Body - Saetas for quartet with cellist switching to accordion (2002) [15’]

Jack Body Bouyi for string quartet (2008) [5']

Salina Fisher (1993 -) - Tōrino (2016) [8’]

Gareth Farr (1968) - Te Tai-o-Rehua (2013) [12’]

Gareth Farr – Mondo Rondo (2004) [12’] 

Gareth Farr  – Frenzy (1998) [9’]

Gareth Farr – Owhiro (1993) [20’]

Ross Harris (1945 - ) – Variation 25 for string quartet (2008) [8’]

Natalie Hunt (1985 - ) – Matariki (2014) [4’]

Natalie Hunt– Data Entry Groove (2014) [4’]

Douglas Lilburn (1915 – 2001) – String Quartet in E minor (1946) [19’]

Douglas Lilburn – Phantasy for string quartet(1939) [11’]

Karlo Margetic (1987 - ) - Sinnet (2014) [5’]

Michael Norris (1973 - ) – Exitus for string quartet (2009) [20’]

Michael Norris – Voices (2015) [6]

Gao Ping (Chinese, living in NZ b. 1970) – Bright Light and Cloud Shadows [12’]

John Psathas (1966 - ) – Abhisheka for string quartet (1996) [8’]

John Psathas – Kartsigar for string quartet (2005) [17’]

Tabea Squire (1989 - ) – Jet Lag (2014) [5’]

Gillian Whitehead (1941 - ) – Poroporoaki (2016) [9’]

Gillian Whitehead – No stars, not even clouds… (2012) [9’]

 

2)    Quintets and collaborations

Gareth Farr – He Poroporoaki for quartet and taonga pūoro (2008) [5’]

Ross Harris – Piano Quintet (2013) [20’]

John Psathas – Piano Quintet (2000) [18’]

Gao Ping – Ephemeral for clarinet quintet (2013) [10’]

Gao Ping– Mei, Lan, Zhu, Ju for piano quintet (2008) [25’]

Gillian Whitehead - still, echoing for piano quintet (2017) [23']

Gillian Whitehead – Hineputehue for quartet and taonga pūoro (2002) [25’]

Gillian Whitehead – Puhake ki te rangi for quartet and taonga puoro (2006) [16’]

 

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