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Requiem for the Fallen at Auckland Festival

25 February 2015    /    News

Auckland audiences have an opportunity to see the Ross Harris’s acclaimed work Requiem for the Fallen at the upcoming Auckland Arts Festival 2015. This semi-staged, highly dramatic piece was commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet Trust and Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust with funding from Creative New Zealand to...

Composer Focus: Louise Webster

25 February 2015    /    Composer Focus

Louise Webster came to composition later in life but has received an impressive number of awards in the past decade, including first place in the Douglas Lilburn Trust Composition Prize in 2005 and in 2008, the Douglas Mews Choral Composition Prize in 2011, and the Llewelyn Jones Prize in Music...

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.

Donald Armstrong to replace Douglas Beilman at Adam Festival

26 January 2015    /    News

Due to an injury to his finger, Second Violinist Douglas Beilman will be unable to play at the upcoming Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson. His replacement will be Donald Armstrong, Associate Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, who filled in for First Violinist Helene Pohl when she too...

Leading NZ composers receive awards

16 December 2014    /    News

Our sincere congratulations go to two leading New Zealand composers who have recently received significant recognition for their work. Ross Harris (above left) was made an Arts Foundation Laureate in November and John Psathas (above right) has been awarded a Higher Doctorate from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music...

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