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Recording Requiem for the Fallen

25 February 2016    /    News

Audience members who experienced Requiem for the Fallen in concert described the work as “shattering”, “intensely moving” and “one of the most significant works of NZ composition”. After its premiere in the NZ Festival in 2014, critic John Button referred to it as: “An unforgettable occasion that I hope people...

Youth, music and summer sun

25 February 2016    /    News

Our annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music is always a hothouse for New Zealand’s young musical talent and, for many, it’s a seminal experience they will carry with them in their future music-making.  Earlier this month, 28 young performers from around the country spent an intense 9 days together...

Variations old and new with American jazz pianist Uri Caine

24 February 2016    /    News

In March, we’re very much looking forward to joining jazz pianist Uri Caine in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin as part of his ‘Reimagining the Classics’ tour for Chamber Music New Zealand.

NZSQ on stage with the Royal New Zealand Ballet

24 February 2016    /    News

It’s not often that members of a string quartet are asked to memorise their scores and become an integral part of a choreographed dance work, but that’s exactly what our quartet players have been preparing to do in advance of four special performances with the Royal New Zealand Ballet in...

Farewell to Douglas Beilman

21 December 2015    /    Features

In December 2015, friends and colleagues of Douglas Beilman and the New Zealand String Quartet came together to say goodbye.  It was an opportunity to share memories, listen to music and hear from those who had worked closely with Doug over his 26 years as 2nd violinist with the New...

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