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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.
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
17 October 2019 / NewsAfter a decade of service, Emeritus Professor Gary Hawke stepped down as the NZSQ Trust’s Chair earlier this month. Gary made an immense and valuable contribution to the NZSQ throughout his term and to celebrate the end of an era, we asked him to share some highlights of the past... Read More
17 October 2019 / NewsIs this marvellous Amati viola now the oldest string instrument in New Zealand? We think it might be! Hear history in action in our final concerts for 2019. Read More