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28 August 2019 / News
In our last Q-notes issue we highlighted the success in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest of several student ensembles that attended the Queen’s Birthday Chamber Music Weekend. Two groups that participated in the course made it through to the semi-finals at the Auckland Town Hall on 2 August. We’re delighted to announce that 16 Strings (string quartet) then took the top spot in the final on 3 August, becoming the overall winners of the contest for 2019. Congratulations! The Wellington-based group, violinists Toloa Faraimo and Shanita Sunguswan, violist Peter Gjelsten and cellist Emma Ravens, performed music by Erwin Schulhoff. Radio NZ Concert’s Clarissa Dunn spoke to them immediately after the exciting announcement.
Have a listen to the full interview and read more about the contest final here.
12 December 2020 / NewsThe first details about our 2020 National Tour are here! Next year it’s all about Ludwig van Beethoven to celebrate 250 years since the composer’s birth back in 1770. And 250 years on, Beethoven’s music reverberates as loudly as ever. Read More
12 December 2020 / NewsIt’s always a pleasure to have the chance to chat with our audiences at concerts and this month we’re delighted to be catching up with some familiar faces in the NZSQ community. We asked long-time Wellington-based supporters Rowena Cullen and Paul Oliver three questions about their experiences with the NZSQ. Read More
17 October 2019 / NewsRight now, we’re in Vienna, where we’re performing TONIGHT with fellow NZ-based cellist Martin Rummel. It’s our first time performing in this chamber music haven, and the ideal opportunity to pay homage to Viennese composer Franz Schubert with his String Quintet in C Major - not to mention place music... Read More