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Donald Armstrong to replace Douglas Beilman at Adam Festival

26 January 2015 / News

Due to an injury to his finger, Second Violinist Douglas Beilman will be unable to play at the upcoming Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson. His replacement will be Donald Armstrong, Associate Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, who filled in for First Violinist Helene Pohl when she too...

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Leading NZ composers receive awards

16 December 2014 / News

Our sincere congratulations go to two leading New Zealand composers who have recently received significant recognition for their work. Ross Harris (above left) was made an Arts Foundation Laureate in November and John Psathas (above right) has been awarded a Higher Doctorate from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music...

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Summer of music in Nelson

16 December 2014 / News

Now back in New Zealand, attention is turning south to our summer engagements in Nelson at the Adam Chamber Music Festival (29 January – 7 February) and Adam Summer School (7 – 15 February). The Adam Chamber Music Festival is a performance-based international chamber music festival produced in Nelson every...

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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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