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04 April 2014 / 10 Questions
Earlier this month we celebrated a special milestone – 20 years of working together as the New Zealand String Quartet. Such longevity is rare for professional ensembles and the rewards are immeasurable. This anniversary prompted us to reflect not only on past achievements, but on the joy our current work...
03 March 2014 / Review
There was an air of ritual about Requiem for the Fallen, the major music commission of the New Zealand Arts Festival.
20 February 2014 / 10 Questions
The upcoming Requiem for the Fallen is a choral/instrumental work featuring a stunningly beautiful libretto by NZ’s Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan. His collaboration with composer Ross Harris is not a new one: they have worked together on seven previous projects.
14 December 2013 / Composer Focus
Requiem for the Fallen with the New Zealand String Quartet, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and taonga pūoro is another step on the journey of bringing together the distinctive voices of peoples who share a country and shared a battlefield.
31 October 2013 / 10 Questions
In May 2014 we will be touring with virtuoso Canadian/American clarinetist James Campbell as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Kaleidoscope series. The tour repertoire includes the Mozart, Weber and Brahms clarinet quintets. We have enjoyed a long association with James Campbell and have performed together extensively with him.