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Adam Summer School – the inside story

07 October 2014    /    Features

Tabea Squire, violinist and composer, attended the Adam Summer School in Nelson each year between 2009 and 2013. Here she reflects on the impact of the experience on her development as a musician and gives some insights into daily life at the school in the following article.

Disarming Ease - The New Zealand String Quartet impresses Howard Smith

27 September 2014    /    Review

Springtime's Salon Series 2014 has brought the superlative New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) to eight nationwide centres as unalike as Geraldine, population 2,301 and Auckland, population 1.5 million. In doing so it had devised Salon 2, a programme cemented with solo J S Bach movements interleaved by complete works of...

Gao Ping

11 September 2014    /    Composer Focus

Gao Ping is a pianist-composer, born in Sichuan province, known for evocative textures and piano vocalization, and is the recipient of high musical honors. Growing up as a young pianist at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, Gao Ping was affected by China’s concurrent transformation from a collective to a market economy.

Salon Series Tour 2014

05 August 2014    /    News

Whether you’re a long-time chamber music lover or just discovering this beautiful form of music, you’ll love our August/September tour Salon Series 2014.

Salon Series takes chamber music to intimate settings

01 August 2014    /    Media Releases

The New Zealand String Quartet is harking back to the times of musical soirees for its new Salon Series of concerts performed throughout New Zealand in August and September.

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