News & Reviews

Farewell to Douglas Beilman

21 December 2015    /    Features

In December 2015, friends and colleagues of Douglas Beilman and the New Zealand String Quartet came together to say goodbye.  It was an opportunity to share memories, listen to music and hear from those who had worked closely with Doug over his 26 years as 2nd violinist with the New...

Helene shares her love of music festivals

04 November 2014    /    Features

Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved the words “Welcome to our event/festival/camp!  Here is your information pack” and have opened the envelope with excited anticipation. At first the names and places mostly don’t mean all that much, but as the days wear on each entry becomes flesh and...

Adam Summer School – the inside story

07 October 2014    /    Features

Tabea Squire, violinist and composer, attended the Adam Summer School in Nelson each year between 2009 and 2013. Here she reflects on the impact of the experience on her development as a musician and gives some insights into daily life at the school in the following article.

NZSM shine at Canberra

22 July 2014    /    Features

In May 2013, the New Zealand String Quartet and eight New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) students and recent graduates participated in a nine-day performance residency at the Canberra International Music Festival, as part of Canberra’s 2013 Centennial celebrations.

Why Tai Chi

01 July 2014    /    Features

Violinist Helen Pohl shares the benefits of the practice.

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