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25 February 2019 / 10 Questions
Sarah Chesney, our new General Manager, talks about her musical background, experience in musicology and arts management, and what she enjoys most about her new role with us.
25 April 2018 / 10 Questions
Our new Marketing Administrator, Elyse Dalabakis, talks about her background in the USA and moving to NZ, her experience as an active violist and performance scholar, juggling her busy lifestyle and what she enjoys most about her new role with the New Zealand String Quartet.
28 February 2018 / 10 Questions
We'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.
22 November 2016 / 10 Questions
After living in Melbourne for 30 years, Anthony Grigg returned to New Zealand earlier this year to settle in Wellington and has recently joined the NZ String Quartet family as a volunteer. Anthony has had a long career in tertiary education and also a lifetime’s interest and involvement in the...
14 April 2015 / 10 Questions
As our hard working Administrator, Suzanne Callam has a fast-paced role that in any one day can involve tour logistics, writing grant applications or sifting through Adam Summer School applications. It’s a job that she views as an immense privilege and one that has enhanced her love of chamber music immensely.
25 February 2015 / 10 Questions
Our new manager, Christine Argyle, steps up in this edition to talk about her background as a presenter with Radio New Zealand Concert, her musical experience as a singer with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and what she enjoys most about her current role with the New Zealand String Quartet.
04 November 2014 / 10 Questions
Over the last 18 months, the creative agency Beans and Rice have been working closely with us to re-develop our print materials and new website. We’re thrilled with the collaborative partnership that has evolved and loved their fresh response to our Salon Series 2014.
04 April 2014 / 10 Questions
Earlier this month we celebrated a special milestone – 20 years of working together as the New Zealand String Quartet. Such longevity is rare for professional ensembles and the rewards are immeasurable. This anniversary prompted us to reflect not only on past achievements, but on the joy our current work...
20 February 2014 / 10 Questions
The upcoming Requiem for the Fallen is a choral/instrumental work featuring a stunningly beautiful libretto by NZ’s Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan. His collaboration with composer Ross Harris is not a new one: they have worked together on seven previous projects.
31 October 2013 / 10 Questions
In May 2014 we will be touring with virtuoso Canadian/American clarinetist James Campbell as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Kaleidoscope series. The tour repertoire includes the Mozart, Weber and Brahms clarinet quintets. We have enjoyed a long association with James Campbell and have performed together extensively with him.