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Farewell Jack

12 May 2015    /    News

We were deeply saddened to return from the Canberra Festival on Sunday to the news of the passing of our dear friend Jack Body. The news was all the more poignant as, only the day before, we had given the Australian premiere of his final composition, Cries from the Border,...

Unique Connection Celebrated

14 April 2015    /    News

The connection between composer and performer is unique. We’re excited to be taking part in a Chamber Music New Zealand and SOUNZ initiative during NZ Music Month that celebrates this relationship. In Wellington, Hamilton, Invercargill and Dunedin, with pianist Stephen de Pledge, we'll perform a programme curated by Ross Harris...

On The Road Again

14 April 2015    /    News

Even before the Composer Connections tour commences, we’ll be back on the road with Chamber Music New Zealand this week. This time it’s to four of our favourite centres - Motueka, Blenheim, Waikanae and Rotorua as part of the 2015 Encompass Season, presented in conjunction with the local chamber music...

Science Meets Music

14 April 2015    /    News

Typically we don’t connect Einstein with music. Yet as well as being one of the greatest physicists of all time, Einstein was also a fine amateur pianist and violinist. He maintained that music contributed greatly to his understanding of time and space.

Requiem a “triumph”

14 April 2015    /    News

Last month, as part of the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival, we were honoured to perform Ross Harris’s Requiem for the Fallen a third time. We’re delighted that audiences in Wellington, Dunedin and now Auckland have been able to experience this powerful reflection on World War I and the incredible sacrifice...

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