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IRMT 2020 Annual Conference

In 2020, Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) will host Bridging Cultures: Beethoven 250 and Beyond from 16-19 January 2020 at King's College in Otahuhu, Auckland. IRMTNZ holds annual national conferences which provide outstanding professional advice, collegial support and inspiration. 

Celebrate the Beethoven 250 year in style with a Conference in which his monumental legacy of music will be the springboard for an enriching smorgasbord of lectures, concerts, masterclasses and workshops. 

NZSQ plays Beethoven

Fri 17 Jan | The Great Hall, King's College, 8:00pm

Beethoven String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4

Beethoven String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59 No. 3

Beethoven String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Interpretive insights into Beethoven’s personality and philosophy in the quartets

Sat 18 Jan | King's College, 9:15am

In this session the members of NZSQ will talk about what the Beethoven string quartets mean to them as musicians and the role these seminal works play in the life of the NZSQ.


Sat 18 Jan | King's College, 11:00am

Members of NZSQ, Stephen De Pledge, Ben Hoadley, Catrin Johnsson, and Rachel Fuller will give concurrent masterclasses.

Cello Technique After Casals

Sat 18 Jan | King's College,1:30pm

Rolf Gjelsten discusses and demonstrates the revolutionary changes in cello technique developed by Casals and taught Rolf by Casals’ pupil Bernard Greenhouse (Beaux Arts Trio).

Helping Students find their Voice on the Instrument

Sat 18 Jan | King's College, 2:15pm

Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins and Gillian Ansell share some tips from their teaching experience. Topics to include: tone production, bow changes, articulation, how to build spiccato, reducing tension while playing, shifting.

NZSQ and Stephen De Pledge

Sun 19 Jan | The Great Hall at King's College,12:00pm

Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44

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