Warmest congratulations go out to the 29 students accepted. We have 12 violinists, 7 violists, 7 cellists and 3 pianists, comprising seven ensembles – one piano trio, one piano quartet, one piano quintet, one string quintet, and three string quartets.
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.
The iconic Gardens Magic free outdoor concert series is Wellington's flagship Summer City event. Gather your whānau and friends, bring a picnic, enjoy the music – and as the sun goes down see the garden transform with a magical light display!
Cello for Africa, directed by Sinfonia for Hope, brings together musicians from Africa and New Zealand in a concert to raise funds for the Tamariki Education Centre, a primary school in the slums of Nairobi, founded by New Zealander, Denise Carnihan.
Wellington & Paekakariki / November - December 2019
400 years ago – before the birth of Bach, Vivaldi, or Handel – the renowned instrument-maker Nicolò Amati crafted an exquisite viola in his Italian workshop. Is this marvellous Amati viola now the oldest string instrument in New Zealand? We believe so!