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20 April 2017 / News
In May we head off on a Chamber Music New Zealand tour to seven centres around the country with celebrated British pianist Kathryn Stott. We first performed with Kathryn at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville in 2007 and were so enamoured of her playing that we invited her to be a guest artist at the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival.
Kathryn Stott is especially renowned for her interpretations of French repertoire. A review in BBC Music Magazine called her "one of the finest Fauré interpreters of her generation", while The Times described “her technical prowess and obvious affection for Fauré” as “legendary." Here she is, playing Faurés Impromptu no 2 in F minor, op 31.
We’re very much looking forward to playing two late 19th-century quintets with Kathryn - César Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor and Dvořák’s Quintet in A, as well as piano quintets by New Zealand composers John Psathas and Gillian Whitehead. Our audiences will also have the opportunity to hear Kathryn playing solo works by Fauré, Ravel and Dutilleux.
Our tour with Kathryn will take us to Nelson, Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Auckland and Hamilton and Kathryn will also perform solo recitals in New Plymouth and Napier.
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28 February 2018 / NewsAmerican pianist Diane Walsh will be in New Zealand in March 2018 and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to perform with her in concerts for Auckland University and Chamber Music Wanganui. Diane is a former prizewinner in the Ferruccio Busoni, Van Cliburn and Salzburg Mozart competitions and highlights of... Read More
28 February 2018 / NewsWe'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. Read More
28 February 2018 / NewsWe’re super-excited to introduce the newest member of the NZSQ – an Amati viola, made in Cremona in 1619 by Nicolò Amati (1596-1684) and on indefinite loan to the New Zealand String Quartet. Our NZSQ violist Gillian Ansell has fallen in love with the instrument and says: Read More