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. 
 

Monday, 19 October 2009

by William Dart, New Zealand Herald

St Lawrence String Quartet was an inspired choice to round off the many triumphs of Chamber Music New Zealand's 2009 season.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

by Andrew Buchanan-Smart, Waikato Times

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Elizabeth Wallfisch

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Gramophone

No praise could be high enough for Piers Lane whose playing throughout is of a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity, and scintillating brilliance.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Michael Hill

I have always had a love for the violin and my dream as a youth was to become a concert violinist. My life has taken a different direction, but now I am eager to foster young violinists’ talents by sponsoring an International Violin Competition.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Sachsische Zeitung

Their rendition was perfect, revealing a structural insight of utmost clarity … bringing back history unexpectedly fresh and alive.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Euan Murdoch

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Piers Lane

 I thoroughly enjoyed my last collaboration with the Doric String Quartet and am looking forward hugely to this one. Despite their youth, they have experience and maturity aplenty, allied with intelligence, subtlety and a powerful urge to communicate.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Paul Serotsky, Musicweb International 'Seen and Heard'

They play as though virtuosity is just an incidental

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Jack Body, NZ composer

I am very much looking forward to creating a new work for the remarkable Song Company. Their daring approach to repertoire is a fabulous challenge and stimulus to all composers who have the privilege of working with them! I can’t wait!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Ida Kavafian, violinist and teacher

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Tobias Böcker, Neuberger Nachrichten

The faces on stage reveal at once the highest concentration and almost unrestrained delight in playing, creating a wonderful balance between care for accurate ensemble and spirited flow of the music.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by Doric String Quartet

Thursday, 8 October 2009

by William Dart, NZ Herald

The consummate poise and professionalism of the young Czech were unfaultable. We were transfixed from [his] very first phrase.

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