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A grand finale to a grand festival

25 February 2015 / News

Once again, Gillian and Helene pulled off an outstanding festival of fine music in Nelson, with Adam Chamber Music Festival manager Bob Bickerton calling it the “best ever”.  As artistic directors, NZSQ members Gillian Ansell and Helene Pohl are responsible for choosing the artists and shaping each of the programmes,...

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Requiem for the Fallen at Auckland Festival

25 February 2015 / News

Auckland audiences have an opportunity to see the Ross Harris’s acclaimed work Requiem for the Fallen at the upcoming Auckland Arts Festival 2015. This semi-staged, highly dramatic piece was commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet Trust and Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust with funding from Creative New Zealand to...

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Adam Summer School inspires young chamber musicians

25 February 2015 / News

After a hectic week of performances at the Adam Chamber Music Festival there was no putting our feet up as we plunged immediately into the week-long Adam Summer School for Chamber Music. This was our 21st summer school and over the years 282 students have attended the School, with over...

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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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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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Requiem for the Fallen

24 February 2015 / Video

As part of the programme for Auckland Arts Festival 2015, the New Zealand String Quartet will be joined by the Voices New Zealand chamber choir along with Horomona Horo and tenor Richard Greager in this wonderful concert conducted by Karen Grylls.

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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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