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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.
Click here for more information on dates and locations.
17 August 2018 / NewsIt is with great sadness that we record the passing of NZSQ Trust board member Kitty Hilton in June this year. Kitty was appointed to the board in 2016 but her connection to chamber music and the NZSQ went right back to the music she was surrounded by in her childhood. Read More
17 August 2018 / NewsOne of the great joys of international touring is the opportunity to re-connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world, be they ex-pat New Zealanders or other international artists we’ve met at home or abroad. Read More
17 August 2018 / NewsSchubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet is, without a doubt, one of the most popular chamber music works of all time – a favourite with performers and audiences alike – but because of its rather unusual instrumentation (piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass) it’s not performed as often as one might expect. Read More