The Strad Podcast Episode #45: The New Zealand String Quartet on its 35th anniversary

Updated: May 27

‘Make sure the music is first and the ego last’ - words of advice from the long-standing ensemble.



The New Zealand String Quartet celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2022. To celebrate, we sat down with The Strad to record a podcast. You'll hear from founding member Gillian Ansell about the quartet’s early days in 1987, first violinist Helene Pohl and cellist Rolf Gjelsten about keeping quartet and married life separate, and newest member Monique Lapins’s philosophies for including all voices equally in a professional quartet.


You can listen to the podcast episode in full here.


And watch the NZSQ perform works by New Zealand composers here.

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