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New Zealand String Quartet Appoints New Manager

31 October 2014 / Media Releases

The New Zealand String Quartet – this country’s foremost performing arts group - has appointed a new manager. Christine Argyle will start at the end of October 2014 and replaces Rose Campbell who has retired for family reasons having been manager of the Quartet for three years.

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Michael Norris wins SOUNZ Contemporary Award

04 November 2014 / News

The New Zealand String Quartet warmly congratulates NZ composer Michael Norris on receiving the SOUNZ Contemporary Award at last week’s APRA Silver Scroll Awards. Michael’s winning composition, Inner Phases, was premiered by the New Zealand String Quartet and the Forbidden City Orchestra at the New Zealand Festival in February this year.

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10 Questions: Beans and Rice

04 November 2014 / 10 Questions

Over the last 18 months, the creative agency Beans and Rice have been working closely with us to re-develop our print materials and new website. We’re thrilled with the collaborative partnership that has evolved and loved their fresh response to our Salon Series 2014.

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Requiem “never-to-be-forgotten” experience

04 November 2014 / Review

The Dunedin Town Hall was an acoustically ideal venue for yesterday's performance of Requiem For The Fallen - a profound musical commemoration of World War 1, which claimed the lives of more than 18,000 New Zealanders.

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Disarming Ease - The New Zealand String Quartet impresses Howard Smith

27 September 2014 / Review

Springtime's Salon Series 2014 has brought the superlative New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) to eight nationwide centres as unalike as Geraldine, population 2,301 and Auckland, population 1.5 million. In doing so it had devised Salon 2, a programme cemented with solo J S Bach movements interleaved by complete works of...

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Brahms' Clarinet Quintet with James Campbell

12 May 2014 / Video

The New Zealand String Quartet with clarinettist James Campbell perform Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor Opus 115 at Auckland Town Hall, 12 May 2014.This performance was part of a 10-centre national tour from 5-18 May 2014 presented by Chamber Music New Zealand for their 2014 Kaleidoscopes Concert Season.

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NZSQ plays Schumann and Shostakovich

31 August 2010 / Video

The New Zealand String Quartet’s recent Schumann and Shostakovich tour in New Zealand delighted critics and audiences. Here you can enjoy two samples: the Quartet playing the second movement of Schumann’s String Quartet in A Minor Opus 41 No 1 and Shostakovich’s 7th String Quartet in F-sharp Minor Opus 108,...

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