News & Reviews

This is the place to get the latest news on chamber music in New Zealand, read special features on artists, music and events, and find out what the critics have to say about our most recent concert tours. 
 

Latitude 37
Wednesday, 17 August 2011

by John Button, The Dominion Post

Musing on this concert, I cast my memory back to the 1980s and the renaissance of interest in authentic practice.

Monday, 8 August 2011

by John Button, The Dominion Post

Monday, 8 August 2011

by William Dart, New Zealand Herald

For John Chen, Friday night's Chamber Music New Zealand concert was a homecoming with a difference.

Friday, 5 August 2011

by Robin Raymond, The Marlborough Express

He may be shy and uncertain when he speaks, but Jun Bouterey-Ishido has no such difficulties when it comes to expressing himself on the piano.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

by Peter Williams, Hawke's Bay Today

Thursday, 28 July 2011

by Andrew Buchanan-Smart, The Waikato Times

Jun Bouterey-Ishido
Sunday, 24 July 2011

by Peter Mechen, Middle C

Sunday, 24 July 2011

by Rosemary Collier, Middle C

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Geist were announced as the winners of the 2011 NZCT Chamber Music Contest on Saturday evening.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Geist were announced as the winners of the 2011 NZCT Chamber Music Contest on Saturday evening.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

by Tim Jones, The Tribune

Chamber Music New Zealand’s latest concert again proved the seemingly bottomless pool of talent we have in our country.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

by Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail

This was a perfect chamber music concert by three consummate musicians.

My initial disappointment that pianist Diedre Irons had withdrawn through injury was completely reversed when I listened to her replacement, Jian Liu.

Friday, 1 July 2011

by Allan Purdy, Taranaki Daily News

When acclaimed New Zealand pianist Diedre Irons fell and injured her thumb last Friday, this week’s Chamber Music NZ tour with flautist Alexa Still and violinist Martin Riseley was in jeopardy.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

by Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard

The title of this concert has changed from that advertised but, unfortunately, last week Deidre Irons injured her hand in a fall, to be replaced by Jian Liu on the piano.

Friday, 24 June 2011

by Hanno Fairburn, Rotorua Daily Post

Monday, 13 June 2011

Russian violinist Sergey Malov (pictured) has won the prestigious Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2011. Sergey was named the winner following the final round of the contest at the Auckland Town Hall accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on Saturday night (11 June).

Brentano String Quartet
Thursday, 9 June 2011

by William Dart, The New Zealand Herald

Tuesday's concert by the Brentano String Quartet made it clear that four years is too long a wait for a return visit.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

by Andrew Buchanan-Smart, Waikato Times

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Last year Chamber Music New Zealand celebrated 60 years of chamber music presentation, advocacy and development. The organisation’s formative years, from 1950 to 1982, were thoroughly documented in the 1985 book Into A New Key by John Mansfield Thomson.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

As you may be aware, Chamber Music New Zealand's usual Christchurch venue, the James Hay Theatre in the Town Hall complex, sustained major damage after the 22 February earthquake and is unavailable for the rest of our 2011 season.

Friday, 6 May 2011

by Andrew Buchanan-Smart, Waikato Times

The NZSQ gave a well-balanced programme in many ways, covering a vast musical terrain and Schoenberg’s musically pivotal work.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

by Tim Jones, The Tribune

Chamber Music New Zealand continued its exciting 2011 season with Mozart, Ross Harris and Dvorak on the menu for the New Zealand String Quartet.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

by Nigel Zega, Otago Daily Times

Friday, 1 April 2011

by Allan Purdy, Taranaki Daily News

Chamber Music New Zealand's 2011 Kaleidoscopes Concert Season got off to a brilliant start on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

by Peter Mechen, Middle C

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

by Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail

Friday, 18 March 2011

Preliminary assessments of CMNZ's Christchurch venue confirmed structural damage following the 22 February earthquake. More detailed assessments are on-going. For the latest update, click here.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

As a result of the February 22 earthquake, the Christchurch concert by Austrian ensemble the Eggner Trio, scheduled for Thursday 17 March at the James Hay Theatre, has unfortunately been cancelled.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Elegance, style, and relaxation are all synonymous with the very English tradition of afternoon tea – as are sandwiches, scones, jam, and lashings of cream.

Friday, 19 November 2010
In October, we were delighted to celebrate our 60th birthday in style with Schubertiade concerts in all ten centres, showcasing some of New Zealand’s best loved musicians.
Friday, 19 November 2010

In October, we were delighted to celebrate our 60th birthday in style with Schubertiade concerts in all ten centres, showcasing some of New Zealand’s best loved musicians.

Monday, 8 November 2010

by Allan Purdy, Taranaki Daily News

Bring two of our musical jewels, pianist Michael Houstoun and the New Zealand String Quartet together, add a tall, handsome guy on the double bass and you have a stunningly beautiful tiara of sound.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

by Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail

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