News & Reviews

10 Questions: Sarah Chesney

25 February 2019    /    10 Questions

Sarah Chesney, our new General Manager, talks about her musical background, experience in musicology and arts management, and what she enjoys most about her new role with us.

10 Questions: Elyse Dalabakis

25 April 2018    /    10 Questions

Our new Marketing Administrator, Elyse Dalabakis, talks about her background in the USA and moving to NZ, her experience as an active violist and performance scholar, juggling her busy lifestyle and what she enjoys most about her new role with the New Zealand String Quartet.

10 Questions: Rob Thorne

28 February 2018    /    10 Questions

We're delighted to be working with Rob Thorne for our NZ Festival performance of Te Ao Hou | This New World. Rob is a leading exponent of traditional Maori instruments (known as taonga pūoro or 'singing treasures') and is currently Composer-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music.

10 Questions: Anthony Grigg

22 November 2016    /    10 Questions

After living in Melbourne for 30 years, Anthony Grigg returned to New Zealand earlier this year to settle in Wellington and has recently joined the NZ String Quartet family as a volunteer. Anthony has had a long career in tertiary education and also a lifetime’s interest and involvement in the...

10 Questions: Suzanne Callam

14 April 2015    /    10 Questions

As our hard working Administrator, Suzanne Callam has a fast-paced role that in any one day can involve tour logistics, writing grant applications or sifting through Adam Summer School applications. It’s a job that she views as an immense privilege and one that has enhanced her love of chamber music immensely.

10 Questions: Christine Argyle

25 February 2015    /    10 Questions

Our new manager, Christine Argyle, steps up in this edition to talk about her background as a presenter with Radio New Zealand Concert, her musical experience as a singer with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and what she enjoys most about her current role with the New Zealand String Quartet.

10 Questions: Beans and Rice

04 November 2014    /    10 Questions

Over the last 18 months, the creative agency Beans and Rice have been working closely with us to re-develop our print materials and new website. We’re thrilled with the collaborative partnership that has evolved and loved their fresh response to our Salon Series 2014.

10 Questions: New Zealand String Quartet

04 April 2014    /    10 Questions

Earlier this month we celebrated a special milestone – 20 years of working together as the New Zealand String Quartet. Such longevity is rare for professional ensembles and the rewards are immeasurable. This anniversary prompted us to reflect not only on past achievements, but on the joy our current work...

10 Questions: Vincent O'Sullivan

20 February 2014    /    10 Questions

The upcoming Requiem for the Fallen is a choral/instrumental work featuring a stunningly beautiful libretto by NZ’s Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan. His collaboration with composer Ross Harris is not a new one: they have worked together on seven previous projects.

10 Questions: James Campbell

31 October 2013    /    10 Questions

In May 2014 we will be touring with virtuoso Canadian/American clarinetist James Campbell as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Kaleidoscope series. The tour repertoire includes the Mozart, Weber and Brahms clarinet quintets. We have enjoyed a long association with James Campbell and have performed together extensively with him.

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