- Concerts & Tickets
- News & Reviews
- Watch & Listen
- Support Us
- About Us
- Contact Us
25 April 2018 / News
During the month of June, all of our members will perform as concerto soloists in concerts across the North Island.
On 16 June, Helene will make her debut with Wairua Sinfonietta in Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto. Founded in October 2014, Wairua Sinfonietta is a unique Auckland-based orchestra whose players hold a strong belief that music can strengthen communities and unite the world. Founded and directed by Elizabeth Lau, Wairua Sinfonietta’s concerts increase awareness and raise funds for charitable organisations locally and around the globe. Helene’s concert with Wairau Sinfonietta will raise money for Arohanui Strings Sistema in Hutt Valley and the Tironui Music Trust in South Auckland. Click here for further details.
The same weekend, on 17 June, Monique and Gillian will perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, an iconic work for many Mozart lovers, and undoubtedly one of the greatest works he wrote in Salzburg. Their performance with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in Auckland will be conducted by Justus Rozemond, and the programme will also feature Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Mozart’s Symphony No 39. Having performed Walton’s Viola Concerto with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in 2015, Gillian is looking forward to playing with the orchestra again and to sharing the platform this time with Monique! Click here to find out more.
And on 24 June, Rolf returns as soloist with the Wellington Chamber Orchestra to perform Dvořák’s popular Cello Concerto, one of the great works of the cello repertoire. The concert will be conducted by Rachel Hyde and will also include Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Rolf last performed with Wellington Chamber Orchestra in Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Cello, alongside Helene, in 2015. Click here for more details.
17 December 2018 / NewsWe're delighted to announced the appointment of our new General Manager, Sarah Chesney. Sarah will start this month part-time and take up the role full-time at the beginning of 2019. She replaces Christine Argyle who has been enticed to return to her first musical love as CEO of the New... Read More
17 December 2018 / NewsOur 4-week US/Europe/UK tour has just ended with two all-Beethoven concerts in the UK: one in Luton, and the other in London at the historic Conway Hall. Read More
15 October 2018 / NewsThe Guarneri family, including five very famous violin-makers within three generations, is the most distinguished family of luthiers in history. Andrea Guarneri, who studied in Cremona with Nicolò Amati (the maker of Gillian’s viola), was the father of Giuseppe and Pietro, and the grandfather of two more makers - confusingly,... Read More