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The New Zealand String Quartet Trust exists so that New Zealanders from all walks of life can experience the best chamber music in the world at home. In everything we do we aspire to nurture the positive benefits of music in New Zealand society and to enrich our nation’s cultural life in a dynamic and contemporary way.
The ongoing success of the New Zealand String Quartet is very much dependent on the goodwill of you, our sponsors and patrons.
Donations are essential to our work. Your support enables us to continue performing to audiences around New Zealand, present New Zealand music overseas, develop our players, commission composers, collaborate with other New Zealand artists and present our vital education and community programmes.
Please help us continue to enrich and inspire this generation and the next by joining our circle of sponsors, patrons and supporters.
“We have treasured a supporting friendship as benefactors with NZSQ since 1992. To join an ensemble like the New Zealand String Quartet has allowed us to share in their development, and watch and witness their growth over the years. Our rewards are great and deeply satisfying and the music they interpret and play has fed our inner being. ”
Christopher and Jilly Marshall
The New Zealand String Quartet Trust is a charitable trust incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. Our Charities Commission Registration no. is CC21728.
For less than $1 a week, you can become a Friend of NZSQ and will join a loyal group of supporters who help us enrich the cultural life of our country.
Your donation will play a vital role in enabling us to present passionate performances at home, promote New Zealand composition abroad and inspire the next generation of talented young New Zealand musicians.
As part of our close-knit circle of Friends, we'll make sure you're the first to know our latest news and are kept up to date about performances and special events near you.
The generous contribution of our Patrons is crucial to the success of the NZSQ as New Zealand’s leading chamber ensemble and enables us to provide the audiences of today with vibrant and memorable performances, while nurturing and developing the music lovers of tomorrow through our concerts and workshops for young people.
Donations can be made fortnightly, monthly or annually and may be tagged to support a particular activity. As a Patron of the NZSQ, you will become a major player in our future and will help us ensure New Zealanders from all walks of life can experience world-class chamber music right on their doorstep.
New Zealand String Quartet players Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins, Gillian Ansell and Rolf Gjelsten are amongst the finest in the world. Becoming a Chair, Bow or String Patron enables a unique relationship with that player and their instrument.
With an investment of $2,500 or more per year, and a multi-year commitment, you will share our successes with a close circle of highly valued supporters.
We have the following options for you to choose from:
• Chair/Player Patrons: $10,000+
• Bow Patrons: $5,000+
• String Patrons: $2,500+
As a Gold, Silver or Bronze Patron, you will receive special invitations to exclusive events where you can mix and mingle with the artists and develop a deeper relationship with our organisation and its players.
We have the following options for you to choose from:
• Gold: $1,200+
• Silver: $600+
• Bronze: $300+
As a sponsor or patron of the New Zealand String Quartet you will receive a tailored package of benefits including the following options:
• Regular naming as a sponsor and inclusion in brochures and posters for our concert series, concert programmes, website, social media, newsletters, promotional postcards and other relevant marketing material.
• Use of your logo in our publications and marketing material.
• Ticket packages to our annual concert series around New Zealand.
• An exclusive package of private concerts by the Quartet for your clients at a venue of your choice.
• Overseas client opportunities each year as part of a planned tour (eg embassies or overseas concerts).
• Opportunities to host clients at our concerts, including the presence of Quartet members at post- concert functions.
• A multi year term with possibility to extend with mutual agreement.
The New Zealand String Quartet welcomes discussions around principal sponsorships.
A one-off sponsorship can make an impact in a number of ways. For example:
• A concert series in New Zealand
• An international tour
• A new recording project
• An education or community programme
• A new work commission.
Contact us if you would like to find out more about matching a special event or project with your particular interests.
If you are passionate about the next generation of young musicians we invite you to become an Adam Summer School Scholarship Sponsor. Each year up to 30 of New Zealand’s best young string players and pianists are selected to attend this week-long summer school in Nelson. For an amount of $640 per year you can ensure that one of these talented young musicians will be able to attend the school free of cost.
To find out more about becoming an Adam Summer School Sponsor contact us today.
"The Adam Summer School is a sort of pressure cooker, with music, people, and hard-earned experience all thrown in. Set the temperature on high for a week, let all the ingredients marinade together, and at the end of the week out pops this amazing degustation of flavoursome, ear-warming music..."
If you are passionate about the next generation of young musicians, we invite you to become an Adam Summer School Scholarship Sponsor. The Adam Summer School Scholarship Fund exists to provide a means of participation for those students requiring financial assistance with course fees. Your donation, of any nominated amount, will inspire our young musicians to reach for the stars.
For further information please email us
Many people like to leave a gift to support an organisation that's been important in their lives.
Once you have made provision for family and friends, choosing to leave a bequest in your will to the New Zealand String Quartet Foundation is a wonderful way to create a lasting legacy for generations of music-lovers to come.
You are more than welcome to make a bequest of any amount, and this is simply stated in your will.
Please email the Manager of the New Zealand String Quartet Trust if you would like to have a confidential discussion about how best to implement your wishes and to support the New Zealand String Quartet in the future.
For less than $1 a week, you can become a Friend of NZSQ and will join a loyal group of supporters who help us enrich the cultural life of our country. You donation will play a vital role in enabling us to deliver passionate performances at home, promote New Zealand composition abroad, and inspire the next generation of talented young New Zealand musicians.