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. 
 

The Sollertinksy Trio - 2013 NZCT Chamber Music Contest Winners
Saturday, 3 August 2013

The winners of this year's NZCT Chamber Music Contest are Sollertinsky Trio from Auckland with their performance of Piano Trio No. 2, Mvts 2 and 4 by Shostakovich.

New Zealand Guitar Quartet NZ Tour 2013
Thursday, 1 August 2013

by Petrina Hodgson, Northland Age, Kaitaia

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

by Marian Poole, Otago Daily Times

Monday, 29 July 2013

By Katherine Dowie & Ann Nighy, Audience Review

New Zealand Guitar Quartet NZ Tour 2013
Sunday, 28 July 2013

Shaun Purkiss, Whangarei

The New Zealand guitar quartet returned to Whangarei for the first performance of their 2013 tour. They delivered a superb concert dazzling with virtuosity and musicianship.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

By Tina White, Manawatu Standard

Professor Brian Foster tours NZ with Einstein's Universe
Friday, 26 July 2013

By Richard Mays, The Tribune

Science is in vogue, if Warwick Grady's experience is anything to go by.

Barocca Tour NZ 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013

by Margot Hannigan, Nelson Mail

This was a very beguiling concert. Four purists delighting in the music of a bygone era – the early 18th century in France and Italy – and playing on original instruments.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

By Ray Watchman, Manawatu Guardian

Thursday, 25 July 2013

By Allan Purdy, Taranaki Daily News

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

By William Dart, New Zealand Herald

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

by Val Sherriff, Bay of Plenty Times

Coming away from a concert with which you could find no fault is a rare experience.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

By Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard

Thursday, 18 July 2013

By Peter Williams, Hawkes Bay Today

This was a double-barrelled occasion -a unique combination of science and music in collaboration with the NZ Royal Society.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

By Talia Shadwell, Manawatu Standard

The compositions of musical greats interwoven with tales of the life and legacy of one of the world's most influential scientists make for a fascinating lecture on the 20th-century physicist Albert Einstein.

Monday, 15 July 2013

By Shelby Maples, CMNZ Hamilton Social Media Ambassador

Monday, 15 July 2013

By Andrew Buchanan-Smart, Waikato Times

The concert followed on from a lecture recital presented by Professor Brian Foster on Einstein’s life and work with musical interludes performed by Jack Liebeck.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

By Roger Buchanan, The Tribune

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

By Peter Mechen, Middle C

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

By Ray Watchman, Horowhenua Chronicle

Heartfelt thanks must go to Chamber Music New Zealand for having taken up Michael Houstoun's suggestion that he again perform the full cycle of the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas for which he gained much critical acclaim in 1993.

Jason Bae NZ Tour 2013
Sunday, 30 June 2013

Published by Otago Daily Times

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

By Peter Williams, Hawkes Bay Today

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

by Ruth Allison, Nelson Mail

Tokyo String Quartet NZ Farewell Tour 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013

By John Button, The Dominion Post

Tokyo String Quartet NZ Farewell Tour 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013

By David Larsen, Metro

Tokyo String Quartet NZ Farewell Tour 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013

By William Dart, The New Zealand Herald

Jason Bae NZ Tour 2013
Saturday, 15 June 2013

by Hanno Fairburn , Rotorua Daily Post

The skills and musical abilities of a young Korean-born pianist awed the audience at the Concert Chamber on Friday night.  

Nikki Chooi performing in the 2013 MHIVC finals
Monday, 10 June 2013

Canadian Nikki Chooi has won the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Nikki (24) performed the Sibelius Concerto in D minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in the Grand Final of the prestigious competition on Saturday 8 June 2013.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The district rounds of the 2013 NZCT Chamber Music Contest began this week with more than 450 ensembles taking part across 14 locations.

Tokyo String Quartet NZ Farewell Tour 2013 Q and A with Martin Beaver
Wednesday, 5 June 2013

This is Tokyo String Quartet's first violinist Martin Beaver. We played a game of 'complete this sentence' and found out all sorts of insightful tidbits!

Sergey Malov MHIVC 2011 Winner CMNZ 2013 Concert Tour
Saturday, 1 June 2013

by Paul Serotsky, Northern Advocate, Whangarei

“Bach on 13 Strings”? Yes, but not all together.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Chamber Music New Zealand is delighted to announce the twelve ensembles and soloists selected as part of our 2014 regional roster.

Tokyo String Quartet NZ Farewell Tour 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013

By Heather K. Scott, Strings website (extract)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

by Hannah Faiburn, Rotorua Daily Post

The Christchurch ensemble Tres Cordes gave a lively and rewarding performance at the Concert Chamber on Sunday.

Friday, 17 May 2013

By John Button, The Dominion Post

Thursday, 16 May 2013

By Andrew Buchanan-Smart, Waikato Times

NZTrio performed an excellent concert, with repertoire that traversed the divide between the old world and the new world; between Western classical music and Oriental classical and folk music.  

NZTrio Old World New World 2013 NZ Tour
Monday, 13 May 2013

By Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard

NZTrio Tour Subtle Dances by Claire Cowan
Friday, 10 May 2013

By William Dart, The New Zealand Herald

Thursday, 9 May 2013

By Brenda Harwood, The Star (Dunedin)

The newly refurbished Glenroy Auditorium provided the perfect backdrop for the brilliance of touring piano trio NZTrio last Friday night.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

By Ruth Allison, Nelson Mail

We were taken on a rich cultural musical tour from composers as far ranging as Russia in 1881 to New Zealand in 2013.

NZTrio Old World New World 2013 NZ Tour
Monday, 6 May 2013

By Gwyneth Hyndman, The Southland Times

Monday, 6 May 2013

By Rosie Manins, Otago Daily Times

Advice on staccato, pitch and performance placement from some of New Zealand's top chamber musicians is helping Dunedin secondary school pupils prepare for national competitions.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

By Marian Poole, Otago Daily Times

A brilliant programme was vigorously applauded by a capacity audience at the newly refurbished Glenroy Auditorium yesterday.

Michael Houstoun Beethoven reCYCLE 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013

By William Dart, The New Zealand Herald

Michael Houstoun's reCYCLE, with the pianist tackling all 32 Beethoven Sonatas, has begun its historic journey around the country.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

“Vote with your feet” as the saying goes – and audiences all around the country have been doing just that over and over again for Michael Houstoun’s Beethoven reCYCLE Part One concerts.  This kind of feet-voting isn’t that of leaving the performances but rather

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

By John Button, The Dominion Post

Excerpts from John Button's reviews for all of Beethoven reCYCLE Part One in Wellington

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

By Peter Mechen, Middle C

Monday, 15 April 2013

By Andrew Stantiall, Positively Wellington Venues - Reporting LIVE

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

By Peter Williams, Hawkes Bay Today

This third programme of seven was built around the longest sonata in the set, the so called Hammerklavier No 26 in B Flat Opus 106.

Galvanised tour with CMNZ
Wednesday, 3 April 2013

By Stephen Fisher, Manawatu Standard

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