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Profound Performance of new Song Cycle

30 April 2018    /    Review

The English poet Edward Thomas, one of World War One’s neglected literary voices, has now been given a voice 101 years after his death in 1917. In Memoriam - a new song cycle by New Zealand composer, Janet Jennings – is a contemporary musical meditation incorporating four of Thomas’s war...

Starring as Soloists

25 April 2018    /    News

During the month of June, all of our members will perform as concerto soloists in concerts across the North Island.

10 Questions: Elyse Dalabakis

25 April 2018    /    10 Questions

Our new Marketing Administrator, Elyse Dalabakis, talks about her background in the USA and moving to NZ, her experience as an active violist and performance scholar, juggling her busy lifestyle and what she enjoys most about her new role with the New Zealand String Quartet.

Turning Points: 2018 National Tour

25 April 2018    /    News

This year’s national tour in August/September will see us perform four carefully curated programmes of groundbreaking works which each, in their own way, have affected the future of string quartet composition.  

In Memoriam

25 April 2018    /    News

We are delighted to be joining forces with opera singer Jared Holt to premiere a new song cycle, In Memoriam, by New Zealand composer Janet Jennings - settings of poems by poet and soldier Edward Thomas, who was killed in the Battle of Arras in 1917.

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