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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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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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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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Requiem “never-to-be-forgotten” experience

31 October 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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