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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.
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
10 October 2018 / NewsThe New Zealand String Quartet has an opening for an experienced arts manager to continue to build our reputation and profile in New Zealand and internationally. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in the ongoing success of one of New Zealand’s foremost performing arts groups. Read More
17 August 2018 / NewsOne of the great joys of international touring is the opportunity to re-connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world, be they ex-pat New Zealanders or other international artists we’ve met at home or abroad. Read More