News & Reviews

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Jack Body Cross-Cultural Music Conference

29 October 2015    /    News

The Zhejiang Conservatory of Music will host the Body Music 2015 - Jack Body Cross-Cultural Music Conference from 15th to 17th December 2015 in Hangzhou, China.  As well as celebrating Jack’s considerable contribution to music in both New Zealand and Asia, the conference will explore themes of transcription, cross-culturalism and...

Connecting with Children on NZ tour

29 October 2015    /    News

Making connections with children and local communities is one of our highest priorities. As part of this year’s Russian Icons national tour we presented a number of workshops, masterclasses and children’s concerts, including a workshop for Sistema Whangarei - Toi Akorangi with primary school-aged children, thanks to the support of...

Russian Icons tour attracts audience acclaim

20 September 2015    /    Review

New Zealand String Quartet: Russian Icons

Gareth Farr & Joy Cowley – a 'Scary' combination

25 August 2015    /    News

For composer and percussionist Gareth Farr, collaborating with children’s author Joy Cowley on the new commission Scary Music is a “lifelong dream” fulfilled. “I always wanted to meet her,” he says. “And now I not only get to meet her, but I get to collaborate with her on a great...

Northern summer touring stories

25 August 2015    /    News

Touring brings multiple rewards and our recent journey to the Northern Hemisphere in July was no exception. In the following four accounts, we each take one leg of the journey and share the personal experiences of our concerts in the UK and Canada, as well as our Brahms recording session...

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