The NZSQ is treasure, a taonga. Cherish them.
Celebrating its 35th season in 2022, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.
TE RŌPŪ TŪRŪ O AOTEAROA
You’ll notice that our logo has evolved, and we’re pleased to be celebrating our new ingoa Māori – Te Rōpū Tūrū O Aotearoa – with you.
We are at the beginning of our journey to bring depth and breadth to our role of serving the music and people of Aotearoa. We want to reflect the bicultural evolution of our national culture through the use of te reo Māori and Māori composition, something that is uniquely ours in the world.
Together with our Māori Advisor, Buddy Mikaere, and our growing Māori networks we celebrate our new name: Rōpū is a word for group or ensemble, Tūrū for strings – representing that the performance strength of our ensemble and our shared values are at the heart of our mahi and the connections we build.