CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
The New Zealand String Quartet was born out of idealism. The Music Federation (now Chamber Music New Zealand), embraced the vision of having a resident first-class professional string quartet who would prioritise music by our own composers and who could take on projects of the kind that would be impracticable for visiting quartets. The NZSQ have more than fulfilled that vision and – thirty years on – are an established and vital part of the musical infrastructure in Aotearoa.
Peter Walls, Emeritus Professor of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, and Chief Executive of CMNZ