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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.
12 December 2020 / NewsThe first details about our 2020 National Tour are here! Next year it’s all about Ludwig van Beethoven to celebrate 250 years since the composer’s birth back in 1770. And 250 years on, Beethoven’s music reverberates as loudly as ever. Read More
12 December 2020 / NewsIt’s always a pleasure to have the chance to chat with our audiences at concerts and this month we’re delighted to be catching up with some familiar faces in the NZSQ community. We asked long-time Wellington-based supporters Rowena Cullen and Paul Oliver three questions about their experiences with the NZSQ. Read More
17 October 2019 / NewsRight now, we’re in Vienna, where we’re performing TONIGHT with fellow NZ-based cellist Martin Rummel. It’s our first time performing in this chamber music haven, and the ideal opportunity to pay homage to Viennese composer Franz Schubert with his String Quintet in C Major - not to mention place music... Read More