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“We have treasured a supporting friendship as benefactors with NZSQ since 1992. To join an ensemble like the New Zealand String Quartet has allowed us to share in their development, and watch and witness their growth over the years. Our rewards are great and deeply satisfying and the music they interpret and play has fed our inner being.”

- Christopher and Jilly Marshall

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The New Zealand String Quartet Trust exists so that New Zealanders from all walks of life can experience the best chamber music in the world at home. In everything we do we aspire to nurture the positive benefits of music in New Zealand society and to enrich our nation’s cultural life in a dynamic and contemporary way.

The ongoing success of the New Zealand String Quartet is very much dependent on the goodwill of you, our sponsors and patrons.

Donations are essential to our work. Your support enables us to continue performing to audiences around New Zealand, present New Zealand music overseas, develop our players, commission composers, collaborate with other New Zealand artists and present our vital education and community programmes. 

Please help us continue to enrich and inspire this generation and the next by joining our circle of sponsors, patrons and supporters.


With your help we can take NZ music to the world stage and ensure world-class music is accessible to all New Zealanders. The New Zealand String Quartet Trust is a charitable trust incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. Our Charities Commission
Registration no. is CC21728.

Show Your Support

Big things often have small beginnings, and a little goes a long way here at the New Zealand String Quartet.

We're grateful for any contribution you're able to make, large or small - every dollar you give goes directly towards commissioning new work, enabling concert tours across Aotearoa and our education programmes in the community. 


Show Your Support

For less than $1 a week, you can become a Friend of NZSQ and will join a loyal group of supporters who help us enrich the cultural life of our country.

Your donation will play a vital role in enabling us to present passionate performances at home, promote New Zealand composition abroad and inspire the next generation of talented young New Zealand musicians.

As part of our close-knit circle of Friends, we'll make sure you're the first to know our latest news and are kept up to date about performances and special events near you.

Single: $50+

Double: $100+


Commit Your Support

The generous contribution of our Patrons is crucial to the success of the NZSQ as New Zealand’s leading chamber ensemble and enables us to provide the audiences of today with vibrant and memorable performances, while nurturing and developing the music lovers of tomorrow through our concerts and workshops for young people.


Make An Impact

As a sponsor or patron of the New Zealand String Quartet you will receive a tailored package of benefits. There are three different types of sponsorship: Principal Sponsorship, Event or Project Sponsorship, and Education and Community Sponsorship. Get in touch with Aislinn, our General Manager for more information:


Support A Student

"The Adam Summer School is a sort of pressure cooker, with music, people, and hard-earned experience all thrown in. Set the temperature on high for a week, let all the ingredients marinade together, and at the end of the week out pops this amazing degustation of flavoursome, ear-warming music..."

If you are passionate about the next generation of young musicians, we invite you to become an Adam Summer School Scholarship Sponsor. Each year up to 30 of Aotearoa New Zealand’s best young string players and pianists are selected to attend this week-long summer school in Nelson.

For an amount of $680 per year (course fees) your support will assist a rising young musician with their attendance costs, ensuring accessibility for all.

If you'd like more information about becoming an Adam Summer School Sponsor contact Aislinn, our General Manager, today:


Leave A Legacy

Many people like to leave a gift to support an organisation that's been important in their lives.

Once you have made provision for family and friends, choosing to leave a bequest in your will to the New Zealand String Quartet Foundation is a wonderful way to create a lasting legacy for generations of music-lovers to come.

You are more than welcome to make a bequest of any amount, and this is simply stated in your will.

Please email the Manager of the New Zealand String Quartet Trust if you would like to have a confidential discussion about how best to implement your wishes and to support the New Zealand String Quartet in the future.

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