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Adam Summer School – the inside story

07 October 2014 / Features

Tabea Squire, violinist and composer, has attended the Adam Summer School in Nelson each year between 2009 and 2013. With applications now open for 2015, she reflects on the impact of the experience on her development as a musician and gives some insights into daily life at the school in...

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World-class chamber music coaching in mid-summer Nelson

16 October 2014 / News

Music students wanting to participate in the 21st Annual Adam Summer School for Chamber Music from 7 - 15 February, 2015 have until 24 October to apply. The annual Adam Summer School is presented by the New Zealand String Quartet and held in Nelson each February.

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New Zealand String Quartet to feature at Arts Festival Dunedin

08 October 2014 / News

The New Zealand String Quartet is playing a key role at this month’s Arts Festival Dunedin, which takes place 10 – 19 October, 2014. As part of the St Paul’s at One lunchtime concert series we will perform Mendelssohn's popular String Quartet No 1 Op.12 and then the extraordinary Piano...

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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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Requiem delivered with primal passion

03 March 2014 / Review

There was an air of ritual about Requiem for the Fallen, the major music commission of the New Zealand Arts Festival.

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Asian Music for String Quartet

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CD Featuring works by Zhou Long, Chinary Ung, Tan Dun, Gao Ping, and Toru Takemitsu November 2012 Naxos Classical Catalogue no 8.572488 Producer: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver Engineer: Norbert Kraft

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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