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Queen's Birthday Chamber Music Weekend 2021

Students take a bow at the end of an intensive and inspiring weekend

The future of chamber music is looking bright!

Earlier this month we spent a busy Queen’s Birthday Chamber Music Weekend up at the New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōki. This is the sixth year running our Chamber Music Weekend, coaching groups of talented secondary students from across the Wellington region, and as far afield as Nelson, Tauranga and Rotorua. This year, eleven outstanding groups were accepted onto our intensive three-day course, receiving masterclasses, lessons and coaching on chosen repertoire for their NZCT Chamber Music Contest performances. The weekend culminated in a showcase performance for family and friends from all eleven groups - it’s inspiring and encouraging to see the talent and tenacity they show!

“Thanks so much for a great weekend of coaching, nurturing and affirming our young players! The girls had a super couple of days and even being together is a bonus for them in terms of being connected. They have taken away a huge amount and the development of their playing as an ensemble is so apparent.”

Bonding over scores and crisps

“Thanks for a super long weekend – we are pretty stoked at how far we got