Support Us

The New Zealand String Quartet Trust exists so that New Zealanders from all walks of life can experience the best chamber music in the world at home. In everything we do we aspire to nurture the positive benefits of music in New Zealand society and to enrich our nation’s cultural life in a dynamic and contemporary way.

The ongoing success of the New Zealand String Quartet is very much dependent on the goodwill of you, our sponsors and patrons.

Donations are essential to our work. Your support enables us to continue performing to audiences around New Zealand, present New Zealand music overseas, develop our players, commission composers, collaborate with other New Zealand artists and present our vital education and community programmes. 

Please help us continue to enrich and inspire this generation and the next by joining our circle of sponsors, patrons and supporters.


“We have treasured a supporting friendship as benefactors with NZSQ since 1992. To join an ensemble like the New Zealand String Quartet has allowed us to share in their development, and watch and witness their growth over the years. Our rewards are great and deeply satisfying and the music they interpret and play has fed our inner being. ”

Christopher and Jilly Marshall

Ways To Support Us

The New Zealand String Quartet Trust is a charitable trust incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. Our Charities Commission Registration no. is CC21728.

Friends options:

Single: $50+
Double: $95+

As a Friend you will receive:

Discounts to New Zealand String Quartet concerts
Discounts to concerts by other organisations including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (10% off full ticket price)
Our regular newsletter
Invitations to Friends’ events

Become A Friend

The New Zealand String Quartet is committed to building strong and enduring relationships with our sponsorship partners. We are dedicated to ensuring that you get the best from your sponsorship.

Concerts and performances presented by the New Zealand String Quartet are supported by a range of promotional strategies and communiques aimed at promoting the events and our sponsorship partners.

We would love to talk with you about how else we might help promoting your brand awareness and/ or brand preference through a sponsorship arrangement.


Chair, Bow and String Sponsorship

New Zealand String Quartet players Helene Pohl, Douglas Beilman, Gillian Ansell and Rolf Gjelsten are amongst the finest in the world. Becoming a Chair, Bow or String Patron enables a unique relationship with that player and their instrument.

With an investment of $10,000 or more per year and a multi-year commitment your brand will share our successes with a coterie of esteemed and reputable partners. Each of our partners has a unique relationship with the New Zealand String Quartet tailored to maximise their brand’s position as a sponsor of one of the nations foremost and musically accomplished ensembles.

We have the following options for you to choose from:
• Chair/Player Patrons: $10,000+
• Bow Patrons: $5,000+
• String Patrons: $2,500+

As a Chair/Player, Bow and String sponsor you will receive specially tailored benefits. 
To find out more contact us today.



We have the following options for you to choose from:

• Platinum: $6,000+
• Gold: $1,200+
• Silver: $600+
• Bronze: $300+

Become A Patron

As a sponsor or patron of the New Zealand String Quartet you will receive a tailored package of benefits including the following options:

• Regular naming as a sponsor and inclusion in brochures and posters for our concert series, concert programmes, website, social media, newsletters, promotional postcards and other relevant marketing material.
• Use of your logo in our publications and marketing material.
• Ticket packages to our annual concert series around New Zealand.
• An exclusive package of private concerts by the Quartet for your clients at a venue of your choice.
• Overseas client opportunities each year as part of a planned tour (eg embassies or overseas concerts).
• Opportunities to host clients at our concerts, including the presence of Quartet members at post- concert functions.
• A multi year term with possibility to extend with mutual agreement.


Principal sponsorship

The New Zealand String Quartet welcomes discussions around principal sponsorships.


Event or Project sponsorship

A one-off sponsorship can make an impact in a number of ways. For example:

• A concert series in New Zealand
• An international tour
• A new recording project
• An education or community programme
• A new work commission.

Contact us if you would like to find out more about matching a special event or project with your particular interests.


Education and Community sponsorship

If you are passionate about the next generation of young musicians we invite you to become an Adam Summer School Scholarship Sponsor. Each year up to 30 of New Zealand’s best young string players and pianists are selected to attend this week-long summer school in Nelson. For an amount of $1,000 per year you can ensure that one of these talented young musicians will be able to attend the school free of cost.

To find out more about becoming an Adam Summer School Sponsor contact us today.


If you are passionate about the next generation of young musicians, we invite you to become an Adam Summer School Scholarship Sponsor. For an amount of only $500+ per year you can help a young musician to attend the school free of cost.

To discuss this special opportunity, please contact us on 04 499 8883 or email us.

Once you have made provision for family and friends, choosing to leave a bequest in your Will to the New Zealand String Quartet Foundation is a wonderful way to create a lasting legacy for the generation of music-lovers to come.

You are more than welcome to make a bequest of any amount, and this is simply stated in your will.

Please contact the Manager of the New Zealand String Quartet Trust if you would like to have a confidential discussion about how best to implement your wishes and to support the New Zealand String Quartet in the future.


Why not join our circle of Friends?

Sign up as a Friend and help sustain the New Zealand String Quartet into the future!

For less than $1 a week, you can become a Friend of NZSQ and will join a loyal group of supporters who help us enrich the cultural life of our country. You donation will play a vital role in enabling us to deliver passionate performances at home, promote New Zealand composition abroad, and inspire the next generation of talented young New Zealand musicians.

Become a new Friend or Patron by 31 March and go in the draw to win the NZSQ CD of your choice and a bottle of Cloudy Bay wine. We have 3 prize packages to give away!

The New Zealand String Quartet Gratefully Acknowledges its sponsors and funders

Principal funder
Annual Series Sponsor
Adam Summer School Sponsor
Touring Sponsor
Wine Sponsor
Chair Patron - Cello Chair
Community Sponsor