January 2020

IRMT 2020 Annual Conference

In 2020, Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) will host Bridging Cultures: Beethoven 250 and Beyond from 16-19 January 2020 at King's College in Otahuhu, Auckland. IRMTNZ holds annual national conferences which provide outstanding professional advice, collegial support and inspiration. 

Celebrate the Beethoven 250 year in style with a Conference in which his monumental legacy of music will be the springboard for an enriching smorgasbord of lectures, concerts, masterclasses and workshops. 

TOUR DATES AND VENUES

DATE LOCATION VENUE TIME PROGRAMME
Fri 17 Jan Auckland The Great Hall, King's College 8:00pm NZSQ plays Beethoven
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Sat 18 Jan Auckland King's College 9:15am Interpretive insights into Beethoven’s personality and philosophy in the quartets
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Sat 18 Jan Auckland King's College 11:00am Masterclass
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Sat 18 Jan Auckland King's College 1:30pm Cello Technique After Casals
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Sat 18 Jan Auckland King's College 2:15pm Helping Students find their Voice on the Instrument
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Sun 19 Jan Auckland The Great Hall, King's College 12:00pm NZSQ and Stephen De Pledge
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PROGRAMMES

NZSQ plays Beethoven

Beethoven String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4

Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3

Beethoven String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Interpretive insights into Beethoven’s personality and philosophy in the quartets

In this session the members of NZSQ will talk about what the Beethoven string quartets mean to them as musicians and the role these seminal works play in the life of the NZSQ.

Cello Technique After Casals

Rolf Gjelsten discusses and demonstrates the revolutionary changes in cello technique developed by Casals and taught Rolf by Casals’ pupil Bernard Greenhouse (Beaux Arts Trio).

Helping Students find their Voice on the Instrument

Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins and Gillian Ansell share some tips from their teaching experience. Topics to include: tone production, bow changes, articulation, how to build spiccato, reducing tension while playing, shifting.

NZSQ and Stephen De Pledge

Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44

Masterclass

Members of NZSQ, Stephen De Pledge, Ben Hoadley, Catrin Johnsson, and Rachel Fuller will give concurrent masterclasses.

The New Zealand String Quartet gratefully acknowledges its sponsors and funders