It's nearly time to pack our bags for our North American tour!
We're excited to once again be able to perform for audiences in the USA and Canada - our first journey back to North America since 2019.
We will kick off our tour in the United States, performing in Ithaca, New York. Our very own first violinist, Helene, is a native Ithacan and our concert at the Red Newt Cellar marks our first performance in the area since 2017. We will then perform for the first time at the renowned Chautauqua Institution, alongside our friend and collaborator New Zealand pianist Nicola Melville. We were due to play at Chautauqua in 2020 but Covid derailed those plans, so this engagement has been a long time coming! We are delighted to be returning as guest artists to Elora Festival in Ontario, Canada's foremost international choral and chamber festival, after which we are looking forward to returning to the Festival of the Sound in picturesque Parry Sound, Ontario, where we played every year between 2005 and 2019. We have a jam-packed programme at the festival with 9 concerts between the 19th and 29th of July. Finally, our tour will conclude with a special performance in Rolf's hometown of Victoria, British Columbia. Stay tuned on our social media channels for tour anecdotes!
If you're in North America and want to join us for a concert, head to our website for a full list of dates and ticket links: nzsq.org.nz/concerts