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27 June 2019 / News
Earlier this month we spent a busy Queens Birthday Weekend up at the New Zealand School of Music. This is the fourth year we have run our Queens Birthday Chamber Music Weekend, coaching chamber music groups of talented secondary students. This year eight groups were accepted into the programme, and it’s inspiring and encouraging to see the talent and tenacity they show. Students hailed from Wellington, Nelson, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Tauranga, Rotorua and spent three intensive days working on the music their ensemble would perform in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest. The groups made huge progress over the weekend and ended on a high with a final public recital in the Adam Concert Room.
The regional rounds of the competition were held throughout June. We’re proud to announce that the groups Utopian Trio (string trio), 16 Strings (string quartet), and Rerekē (clarinet, violin, piano) magnificently performed their way through the district heats, and into the Northern and Central Region Finals – with 16 Strings awarded first place in the Central Region. Both 16 String and Rerekē are now heading to the National Semi-Finals in the Auckland Town Hall in August. We wish them the best of luck! Visit this link to find out more about attending the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Semi-Finals and Finals.
28 August 2019 / NewsIn our last Q-notes issue we highlighted the success in the NZCT Chamber Music Contest of several student ensembles that attended the Queen’s Birthday Chamber Music Weekend. Two groups that participated in the course made it through to the semi-finals at the Auckland Town Hall on 2 August. Read More
28 August 2019 / NewsAfter several concerts at home, our tour in October will take us abroad again, this time to the USA and Germany. Read More
28 August 2019 / NewsIt was terrific to see so many of you at our concerts in June and July as we travelled the country on our annual National Tour. Read More