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Farewell, Jack

12 May 2015 / News

We were deeply saddened to return from the Canberra Festival on Sunday to the news of the passing of our dear friend Jack Body. The news was all the more poignant as, only the day before, we had given the Australian premiere of his final composition, Cries from the Border,...

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Unique Connection Celebrated

14 April 2015 / News

The connection between composer and performer is unique. We’re excited to be taking part in a Chamber Music New Zealand and SOUNZ initiative during NZ Music Month that celebrates this relationship. In Wellington, Hamilton, Invercargill and Dunedin, with pianist Stephen de Pledge, we'll perform a programme curated by Ross Harris...

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10 Questions - Suzanne Callam

14 April 2015 / 10 Questions

As our hard working Administrator, Suzanne Callam has a fast-paced role that in any one day can involve tour logistics, writing grant applications or sifting through Adam Summer School applications. It’s a job that she views as an immense privilege and one that has enhanced her love of chamber music immensely.

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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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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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