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16 August 2017 / News
It’s great to be on the road again, touring our beautiful country with some of our absolute favourite pieces of music. We couldn’t have wished for a more picturesque place to start the tour than Queenstown, nor a more stunning venue than the Lodge at the Hills, hosted by Sir Michael and Lady Christine Hill. We’re so grateful to them both for opening up their beautiful home to us.
We hope you’ve seen some of the short videos we’ve recorded, in which Monique, Gillian and Helene have discussed works in our tour repertoire by Beethoven, Bartók, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Janáček. If not, you’ll find them on our own NZSQ YouTube channel.
You might have noticed there’s one work we haven’t shared with you yet – Jack Body’s Saetas. Rolf switches from cello to the accordion in this work, so we asked him to give us a demo and to tell us a bit about Jack’s piece…
Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors who have made this tour possible, in particular: Creative New Zealand, The Turnovsky Endowment Trust, Cloudy Bay, Nelson Pine, The Lion Foundation, New Zealand Community Trust and Foundation North.
We can’t wait to see you on the next leg of the tour!
20 December 2017 / NewsEarlier this month we collaborated with the Goethe-Institut in Wellington to present a concert of Beethoven quartets for their subscribers, students and supporters. The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institute, known worldwide for promoting the study of German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange. Read More
20 December 2017 / NewsIt was wonderful to return to China last month to re-connect with colleagues Shen Nalin and Gao Ping, as well as our friends from the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra, and to perform in some state-of-the-art concerts halls in Hangzhou, Chengdu and Beijing. Gillian sums it up when she says: Read More
20 December 2017 / NewsFrom 10-18 February 2018, Nelson will once again host 30 of the country's top young chamber musicians for eight intensive days of rehearsals, coaching, masterclasses and performances at the Adam Summer School. We're delighted to announce two new tutors who will join the NZSQ this year: Stephen De Pledge and Elke Dunlop. Read More