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Considered the rock stars of contemporary classical music, the Kronos Quartet are recording legends, with an extensive discography of over 45 recordings and an impressive commissioning track record of over 750 new pieces.
It's that time of year. A time for twinkling lights, tinsel, plenty of baking, friends, family and frivolity. Here at Chamber Music New Zealand we think that there is one thing that goes perfectly with all of this ... music!
The Adam Chamber Music Festival has proudly taken its place on the international stage and is recognised as a leading chamber music event, not only in New Zealand, but in Australasia and attracts guests and audiences from around the globe.
The Rothko Quartet Olivia Francis, Emily Bouwhuis violins, Alex Macdonald viola, Cameron Stuart cello , although a recently formed group are no strangers to playing together – all its members have been section leaders in the Auckland Youth Orchestra and University of Auckland Orchestra.
The audience were given a concert full of subtleties from both soprano Madeleine Pierard and pianist Terence Dennis in a programme which mainly focused on lieder with a couple of Italian operatic gems.
Top young New Zealand chamber music ensemble Geist is heading to China in September to perform with well-known New Zealand pianist John Chen. Geist will perform at the New Zealand Music Festival in Shanghai on Saturday 22 September.
In 2005, Madeleine Pierard capped off her Lexus Song Quest victory with an effervescent Una poco voce fa and, just last month, she triumphed in the Royal Opera House production of Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims.