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NZSQ appoints new General Manager

17 December 2018 / News

We're delighted to announced the appointment of our new General Manager, Sarah Chesney. Sarah will start this month part-time and take up the role full-time at the beginning of 2019. She replaces Christine Argyle who has been enticed to return to her first musical love as CEO of the New...

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Overseas November tour success

17 December 2018 / News

Our 4-week US/Europe/UK tour has just ended with two all-Beethoven concerts in the UK: one in Luton, and the other in London at the historic Conway Hall.

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Meet the Guarneri

15 October 2018 / News

The Guarneri family, including five very famous violin-makers within three generations, is the most distinguished family of luthiers in history.   Andrea Guarneri, who studied in Cremona with Nicolò Amati (the maker of Gillian’s viola), was the father of Giuseppe and Pietro, and the grandfather of two more makers - confusingly,...

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Quartet in G Minor - Debussy

23 March 2018 / Video

Live performance of Claude Debussy's String Quartet in G minor by the New Zealand String Quartet. Recorded on 23 March 2018 in the Adam Concert Room at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, New Zealand. Videographer: Bruce Foster

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Quartettsatz - Schubert

23 March 2018 / Video

Live performance of Franz Schubert's Quartettsatz by the New Zealand String Quartet. Recorded on 23 March 2018 in the Adam Concert Room at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, New Zealand. Videographer: Bruce Foster

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