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World-class chamber music coaching in mid-summer Nelson

16 October 2014    /    News

Music students wanting to participate in the 21st Annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music from 7 - 15 February, 2015 have until 24 October to apply. The annual Adam Summer School is presented by the New Zealand String Quartet and held in Nelson each February.

New Zealand String Quartet to feature at Arts Festival Dunedin

08 October 2014    /    News

The New Zealand String Quartet is playing a key role at this month’s Arts Festival Dunedin, which takes place 10 – 19 October, 2014. As part of the St Paul’s at One lunchtime concert series we will perform Mendelssohn's popular String Quartet No 1 Op.12 and then the extraordinary Piano...

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.

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