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16 August 2017 / News
It’s great to be on the road again, touring our beautiful country with some of our absolute favourite pieces of music. We couldn’t have wished for a more picturesque place to start the tour than Queenstown, nor a more stunning venue than the Lodge at the Hills, hosted by Sir Michael and Lady Christine Hill. We’re so grateful to them both for opening up their beautiful home to us.
We hope you’ve seen some of the short videos we’ve recorded, in which Monique, Gillian and Helene have discussed works in our tour repertoire by Beethoven, Bartók, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Janáček. If not, you’ll find them on our own NZSQ YouTube channel.
You might have noticed there’s one work we haven’t shared with you yet – Jack Body’s Saetas. Rolf switches from cello to the accordion in this work, so we asked him to give us a demo and to tell us a bit about Jack’s piece…
Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors who have made this tour possible, in particular: Creative New Zealand, The Turnovsky Endowment Trust, Cloudy Bay, Nelson Pine, The Lion Foundation, New Zealand Community Trust and Foundation North.
We can’t wait to see you on the next leg of the tour!
16 August 2017 / NewsWe’re delighted that Atoll Records has just released the studio recording of Requiem for the Fallen by Ross Harris, Vincent O'Sullivan and Horomona Horo and are pleased to see that it has made it into the RNZ Concert Classical Chart twice already since its release last month! Read More
16 August 2017 / NewsOur annual midwinter tour to Northern summer festivals is an inspiring combination of interacting with musicians and audiences from around the world, connecting with old friends and taking the odd dip in a lake. It varies in length and scope – 2016 was exceptionally long (seven weeks) and included the... Read More
16 August 2017 / NewsNext month, Wellington will play host to the 44th International Viola Congress, bringing violists, viola-lovers, viola teachers and students from around the globe for five days of non-stop viola celebration. The congress takes place in a different city every year and was last held in Wellington in 2001. Read More