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A grand finale to a grand festival

25 February 2015    /    News

Once again, Gillian and Helene pulled off an outstanding festival of fine music in Nelson, with Adam Chamber Music Festival manager Bob Bickerton calling it the “best ever”.  As artistic directors, NZSQ members Gillian Ansell and Helene Pohl are responsible for choosing the artists and shaping each of the programmes,...

Adam Summer School inspires young chamber musicians

25 February 2015    /    News

After a hectic week of performances at the Adam Chamber Music Festival there was no putting our feet up as we plunged immediately into the week-long Adam Summer School for Chamber Music. This was our 21st summer school and over the years 282 students have attended the School, with over...

Requiem for the Fallen at Auckland Festival

25 February 2015    /    News

Auckland audiences have an opportunity to see the Ross Harris’s acclaimed work Requiem for the Fallen at the upcoming Auckland Arts Festival 2015. This semi-staged, highly dramatic piece was commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet Trust and Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust with funding from Creative New Zealand to...

Composer Focus: Louise Webster

25 February 2015    /    Composer Focus

Louise Webster came to composition later in life but has received an impressive number of awards in the past decade, including first place in the Douglas Lilburn Trust Composition Prize in 2005 and in 2008, the Douglas Mews Choral Composition Prize in 2011, and the Llewelyn Jones Prize in Music...

10 Questions: Christine Argyle

25 February 2015    /    10 Questions

Our new manager, Christine Argyle, steps up in this edition to talk about her background as a presenter with Radio New Zealand Concert, her musical experience as a singer with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and what she enjoys most about her current role with the New Zealand String Quartet.

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