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Northern Summer Showcases

05 May 2016    /    News

We’ll soon be heading off on our annual mid-year tour to the UK and North America, with performances this year at seven different summer events in England, America and Canada. Although it will feel strange to be touring for the first time without Doug, we’re very much looking forward to...

Scary Music at Featherston Booktown

05 May 2016    /    News

From Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22, the Wairarapa town of Featherston will be the centre of attention for those who sell, buy and collect second-hand and antiquarian books. Featherston is the first New Zealand town to become a member of the International Organisation of Booktowns and their successful inaugural event...

New second violinist appointed

06 April 2016    /    News

We are delighted to announce that Australian violinist Monique Lapins has been appointed as our new second violinist, replacing Douglas Beilman whom we farewelled at the end of 2015 after 26 years with the New Zealand String Quartet.

Recording Requiem for the Fallen

25 February 2016    /    News

Audience members who experienced Requiem for the Fallen in concert described the work as “shattering”, “intensely moving” and “one of the most significant works of NZ composition”. After its premiere in the NZ Festival in 2014, critic John Button referred to it as: “An unforgettable occasion that I hope people...

Youth, music and summer sun

25 February 2016    /    News

Our annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music is always a hothouse for New Zealand’s young musical talent and, for many, it’s a seminal experience they will carry with them in their future music-making.  Earlier this month, 28 young performers from around the country spent an intense 9 days together...

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