THE NEW ZEALAND STRING QUARTET EXISTS TO PROVIDE TRANSFORMATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC EXPERIENCES FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS.

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OUR VISION

To reimagine what a classical string quartet can be for all New Zealanders in the 21st Century.

OUR MISSION

To provide transformational chamber music experiences that reflect Aotearoa New Zealand's unique diversity and cultural fabric to the world.

Through a world-class fulltime national string quartet, we:

  • Provide dynamic and high-quality musical experiences for all New Zealanders, that embrace the fresh and familiar;

  • Take a leadership and advocacy role in advancing music education;

  • Champion New Zealand arts and Ngā Toi Māori as cultural ambassadors at home and abroad.

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OUR VALUES

EXCELLENCE

We continuously strive for excellence in all that we do, and imbue this within all aspects of our on and off stage mahi.

DIVERSITY

We embrace and reflect the increasing diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand and the value this brings to our mahi.

INNOVATION

Is part of our DNA. We actively seek new ways to engage with our partners, audiences and communities, embracing new ideas and initiatives.

COLLABORATION

We foster a collaborative spirit within our organisation and develop wider partnerships with other artists, educators and communities.

IDENTITY

We are champions of Aotearoa New Zealand music and advocates for the universal power of classical music, bringing a distinctive New Zealand voice to our performances at home and abroad.

360˚ LEARNING

We apply the principles of Ako (we are all teachers and learners) to all that we do, acknowledging this achieves better outcomes for all.