Reviews

Joy caught by quintet

Allan Purdy, Taranaki Daily News, New Plymouth, New Zealand - May 20th, 2014

Moving classical concert ‘nears perfection’

Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail, Nelson, New Zealand - May 19th, 2014

Ensemble impress with display of virtuosity

Peter Williams, Hawkes Bay Today, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - May 19th, 2014

Youngsters perform alongside top string quartet

Tania Maccauley, Hawke's Bay Weekend, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand - May 17th, 2014

Rapt in quartet’s loving Brahms

William Dart, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - May 13th, 2014

Clarinettist enriches superb performance

Elizabeth B Uman, Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, New Zealand - May 11th, 2014

MFC proves fine venue for superb string quartet plus clarinet concert

Rosemary Collier, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - May 6th, 2014

Clarinettist charms in quintet

Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard, Palmerston North, New Zealand - May 6th, 2014

Musical joy where East meets West

William Dart, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - March 17th, 2014

A requiem of shattering power

Elizabeth Kerr, The Listener, New Zealand - March 11th, 2014

Tales from the Forbidden City (Radio NZ)

Peter Mechen, Radio New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand - March 10th, 2014

Peter Mechen: Requiem for the Fallen review (Radio NZ)

Peter Mechen, Radio New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand - March 4th, 2014

Classical review: Requiem delivered with primal passion

William Dart, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - March 3rd, 2014

Timeless, moving remembrance

John Button, Dominion Post Weekend, Wellington, New Zealand - March 1st, 2014

The year’s centenary profoundly marked with a Requiem for the Fallen: O’Sullivan and Harris

Lindis Taylor, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - February 28th, 2014

Preview: Requiem for the Fallen

Olivia Wannan, Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - February 28th, 2014

Quartet wows kids

Adrian Evans, Manukau Courier, Auckland, New Zealand - December 12th, 2013

Concert Review – Bravo Britten!

Peter Williams - October 17th, 2013

Welcome ripples from Festival of the Sound

Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Canada - July 29th, 2013

The Goldbergs with strings attached…

Peter Mechen, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - May 22nd, 2013

Asian Music for String Quartet – review

Gary Higginson, MusicWeb International - April 15th, 2013

Chamber music festival still attracts

Elizabeth Kerr, Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - February 26th, 2013

Album review: Asian Music for String Quartet

William Dart, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - October 27th, 2012

New Zealand String Quartet Review (Radio NZ)

Peter Mechen, Radio New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand - September 10th, 2012

Fancy having such a quartet in our midst! The last of the glorious Beethoven series

Lindis Taylor, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - September 8th, 2012

Beethoven and the New Zealand String Quartet – shifting the paradigm

Peter Mechen, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - September 7th, 2012

Concert Review: New Zealand String Quartet, St Matthew-in-the-City

William Dart, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - September 4th, 2012

Consummate artistry from string quartet

Marian Poole, Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, New Zealand - August 31st, 2012

New Zealand String Quartet at Waimairi and Waikowhai Intermediate Schools

Children from Waimairi School, Christchurch and Waikowhai Intermediate School, Auckland, New Zealand - July 18th, 2012

Flair and joy from the players of the New Zealand Quartet

Tim Homfray, The Strad, London, UK - July 1st, 2012

Revolutionary Beethoven from the NZSQ

Peter Mechen, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - June 11th, 2012

New Zealand String Quartet Stands and Delivers

Paul Serotsky, Seen and Heard International - May 22nd, 2012

Festival provides a core sample of creative hothouse of a city

Martin Buzacott, The Australian, Australia - May 14th, 2012

Review: Extraordinary unity in NZ ensemble

Clinton White, CityNews, Canberra, Australia - May 14th, 2012

New Zealand String Quartet Review

Paul Serotsky, Chamber Music New Zealand - May 14th, 2012

From children’s story to musical feast

Cassandra Pokoney and daughter Brooke Pokoney-Stephens, aged 7, The Southland Times, Southland, New Zealand - April 30th, 2012

Beethoven ‘passionate and varied’

Gwyneth Hyndman, The Southland Times, New Zealand - April 30th, 2012

Quartet delivers Beethoven intensity

Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard, New Zealand - April 23rd, 2012

Review: Perfect partners

Garth Wilshere, Capital Times, Wellington, New Zealand - March 7th, 2012

NZSQ & Jonathan Lemalu Review

Peter Mechen, Radio New Zealand Concert, Wellington, New Zealand - March 7th, 2012

Strength, delicacy and deep feeling – the New Zealand String Quartet with Jonathan Lemalu

Peter Mechen, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - March 4th, 2012

Review: Virtuosic Beethoven

Garth Wilshere, Capital Times, Wellington, New Zealand - February 27th, 2012

Review: The Age of Enlightenment – Programme One

John Button, Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - February 27th, 2012

New Zealand String Quartet revelatory with second group of Beethoven’s Opus 18

Lindis Taylor, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - February 26th, 2012

Exotically flavoured delights

Peter Mechen, Middle C, Wellington, New Zealand - September 4th, 2011

A virtuosic performance par excellence

Elizabeth Bouman, Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, New Zealand - August 30th, 2011

Impressive gestures drawn from Bartok

William Dart, NZ Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - August 29th, 2011

Soprano and strings weave more magic

William Dart, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - May 10th, 2011

New Zealand String Quartet and Wollerman reveal beauties

Lindis Taylor, Middle C - May 3rd, 2011

String quartet and soprano delightful

Allan Purdy, Taranaki Daily News, New Plymouth, New Zealand - May 2nd, 2011

Adam launched with divine flair

Judith Paviell, Nelson Mail, Nelson, New Zealand - February 5th, 2011

James Campbell and New Zealand String Quartet

Stanley Fefferman www.showtimemagazine.ca, Ontario, Canada - November 26th, 2010

Exceptional Survey of Masterworks

William Thomas Walker, Classical Voice of North Carolina, USA - November 18th, 2010

Masterly quartet provokes emotional discord

Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail, Nelson, New Zealand - August 27th, 2010

Quartets by Schumann and Shostakovich make an inspiring and timely connection

William Dart, New Zealand Herald, Auckland, New Zealand - August 24th, 2010

Quartet performs with astonishing concentration

John Button, Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - August 23rd, 2010

Intensity and passion in an impressive performance

Peter Williams, Hawkes Bay Today, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - August 16th, 2010

Exotic worlds of sound electrify soul

Jennifer Gall, Canberra Times, Canberra, ACT, Australia - May 25th, 2010

Mendelssohn String Quartets Vol. 2

Duncan Druce - December 11th, 2009

New Zealand String Quartet features composition with Maori instruments

Susan L. Peña Reading Eagle, Berks County, PA, USA - March 22nd, 2009

Vivid authenticity

Conrad Wilson, The Herald, Glasgow, Scotland - November 14th, 2008

Bright Light and Cloud Shadows

Alan Cooper, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland - November 10th, 2008

New Zealand String Quartet: moving

Henk Slik, De Stentor, The Netherlands - November 7th, 2008

The secret of music

Kerstin de Haas, Rheinische Post, Düsseldorf, Germany - November 4th, 2008

A tonal experience of singular depth

Heinsberger Nachrichten/Heinsberger Zeitung - November 4th, 2008

Outstanding breadth of expressive capabilities

Christoph Jensen, Goettinger Tagesblatt,Goettingen, Germany - October 28th, 2008

Sounds of the Maori on whale bones

Helen Hahmann, MITTELDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, Halle, Germany - October 25th, 2008

A little quartet heaven

Richard Todd, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Canada - July 29th, 2008

Mendelssohn String Quartets

Duncan Druce, Gramophone Magazine - July 1st, 2008

Subtly shaded instrumental timbres

Cecelia Porter, Washington Post, Washington DC, USA - November 13th, 2007

Luscious velvet sound

Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Massachusetts - November 11th, 2007

New Zealand Quartet stands and delivers

Rich Copley, Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, USA - November 4th, 2007

Committed quartet celebrates Mendelssohn

Lindis Taylor, The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - June 26th, 2007

Divine tallying of a composer’s debt

Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail, Nelson, New Zealand - June 11th, 2007

Audience is spellbound

Peter Williams, Hawke's Bay Today, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand - June 7th, 2007

Ciudad Hidalgo Section of 32th Cervantino International Festival comes to an end

Eric Alba, La Jornada Michoacan, Michoacan Mexico - October 24th, 2006

String quartet takes a spiritual journey

The Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St Paul, USA - November 22nd, 2005

Exceptional, world-class musicians

Ursula Kloyer-Hess, Göttinger Tageblatt, Germany - October 27th, 2005

Deeply felt emotion

Kerstin de Haas and Kristina Hellwig, Rheinische Post, Germany - October 26th, 2005

From the other side of the world

Rhein-Erft Rundschau, Frechen-Buschbell, Germany - October 24th, 2005

Exquisite ensemble playing and perfect intonation

Frank-Uwe Orbons, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Frechen-Buschbell, Germany - October 24th, 2005

String quartet produces polished show

Hanno Fairburn, The Daily Post, Rotorua, New Zealand - August 17th, 2005

Crumb a comfort in times of war

John Button, Dominion Post, New Zealand - April 2nd, 2005

Musicians never disappoint with their on-stage energy

William Dart, NZ Herald, New Zealand - March 30th, 2005

Engrossing experience with wide emotional range

Lindis Taylor, The Dominion Post, New Zealand - November 3rd, 2004

Quartet strikes high note for new season

Laura Stewart, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Florida, USA - October 17th, 2004

Can a string quartet truly go wild?

Daniel Ginsberg, The Washington Post, Washington DC, USA - October 9th, 2004

Raleigh chamber Music Guild

Ken Hoover, Classical Voice of North Carolina, NC, USA - October 1st, 2004

The Fabulous Five

Garth Wilshere, The Capital Times, Wellington, New Zealand - September 8th, 2004

Intensity, rapture and imaginativeness to playing

Lindis Taylor, The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - August 30th, 2004

A mix of power and effervescence

Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard, New Zealand - August 20th, 2004

Warm intensity, elegance, sensitivity and technical virtuosity

Margot Hannigann, Nelson Mail, Nelson, New Zealand - August 19th, 2004

Houstoun and NZSQ panache and polish

John Button, The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - June 12th, 2004

Quartet impresses

John Daly, National Business Review, Auckland, New Zealand - April 8th, 2004

When an ensemble visits from a distant land

Jeremy Eichler, The New York Times, NY, USA - November 12th, 2003

Programme perfectly chosen for its audience and aptitudes

Helen Watson White, Sunday Star-Times, Auckland, New Zealand - October 12th, 2003

Totally romantic music

Peter Williams, Hawkes Bay Today, New Zealand - June 18th, 2003

Quartet turns on a class performance

Lindis Taylor, The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - June 12th, 2003

An international reputation to be proud of

Alastair Elliott, Marlborough Express, New Zealand - June 10th, 2003

Playing with ravishing commitment

Lindis Taylor, The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - May 27th, 2003