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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 2019 / NewsWe’re incredibly excited to announce we’re hitting the road even earlier than usual this year for our 2019 National Tour! Our first concert will be in Featherston on 28 June, then it’s off to another eight cities to give twelve more concerts. Read More
27 February 2019 / NewsOutside our busy NZSQ schedule, you can find each of us performing as soloists over the next couple of months. First up, it’s Helene. She’s joining forces with Jian Liu on 29 March for a free violin and piano recital at the New Zealand School of Music. Read More
27 February 2019 / NewsOur new CD, Brahms Quintets 1 and 2, was launched during the Adam Chamber Music Festival. Released under the Naxos label, which is recognised globally as a leading producer of classical music recordings, we are tremendously proud of this work. Read More