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2020 Adam Summer School

Warmest congratulations go out to the 29 students accepted. We have 12 violinists, 7 violists, 7 cellists and 3 pianists, comprising seven ensembles – one piano trio, one piano quartet, one piano quintet, one string quintet, and three string quartets.

The 26th annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music will be held in Nelson from the 8th to 16th of February 2020. It is generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation, and provides the opportunity for young string players and pianists to commit themselves to eight days of intense chamber music-making under the guidance of the New Zealand String Quartet and guest piano tutor, Diedre Irons.

This year we are showcasing top young chamber musicians performing musical works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Ravel, Schnittke, Haydn, Brahms, and Dohnányi. Check out details below about our masterclasses, which are free and open to the general public. Tickets* for the Finale Concerts can be purchased from NCMA and at the door on Sunday 16 February. 

*Service fees will apply.

Adam Summer School Events


8pm - Sunday 9 February 2020

4:15pm - Monday 10, Wednesday 12, Friday 14, Saturday 15 February 2020

3pm - Tuesday 11 February 2020

Community Preview Concerts

Featuring our string students, join us for a free concert teaser of what's to come at the Finale Concerts!

Thursday 13 February 2020

12:30-1:30pm - Elma Turner Library

1:30-2:30pm - Suter Art Gallery

1:30-2:30pm - East St Cafe

Finale Concerts

Sunday 16 February 2020

Two concerts – 3.30pm and 8.00pm

Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

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