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. 

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

Hearing the Borodins live in concert connects us to the source of Russia’s musical legacy with all its attendant complexities and triumphs. What better way is there to celebrate our 60th anniversary than to open the season with the unrivalled authority of this wonderful quartet.

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!