Masterclass raises the bar for chamber music pupils
6 May 2013 News
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.
Auckland: Beethoven reCYCLE concerts will go ahead as planned
20 April 2013 News
Friday's Beethoven reCYCLE concert with Michael Houstoun in Auckland certainly proved that during live performance anything can happen.
A tasting-plate of musical morsels spanning the centuries
19 April 2013 News
New Music Ensemble, STROMA, perform The Mirror of Time 2 concert in Wellington April 26. Teaming up with early music specialists and bridging six centuries of music they bring you a mixture of works from Medieval and Renaissance composers.
Standing Ovations and accolades: BEETHOVEN reCYCLE Part 1
17 April 2013 News
“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.
Wellington Chamber Music Trust - Sunday Concerts 2013
4 April 2013 News
Wellington Chamber Music proudly presents Sunday Concerts 2013, seven concerts featuring some of New Zealand’s finest musicians together with overseas artists.
Michael Hill International Violin Competition 2013
4 April 2013 News
It’s been eight years since a New Zealander made it into the semi-finals of the prestigious Michael Hill International Violin Competition, but this year Christchurch-born Natalie Lin will be amongst the 18 jaw-dropping young artists vying for the coveted first prize
Auckland’s Rothko Quartet receive two private masterclasses with David Harrington of Kronos Quartet
15 March 2013 News
Auckland ensemble Rothko Quartet (2012 winners of the Pettman/ROSL Arts International Scholarship) have been greatly inspired by music legends the Kronos Quartet. In March 2013 when Kronos toured the country with Chamber Music New Zealand Rothko were able to meet them and received two private masterclasses from first violinist and leader David Harrington.
CMNZ Radio New Zealand Concert broadcast calendar
4 March 2013 News
In 2013 Radio New Zealand Concert will record and broadcast CMNZ concerts from across the country; some of them airing live. View the broadcast calendar here.
Stroma performs Pierrot Lunaire in Auckland this Sunday
15 February 2013 News
After a critically acclaimed performance of Arnold Schoenberg's chilling, surreal Pierrot Lunaire in Wellington in 2012, Stroma reprises the show in Auckland.
Entries open for 2013 NZCT Chamber Music Contest
4 February 2013 News
Online entries are open for the 48th Annual NZCT Chamber Music Contest.
10 Days of Chamber Music Blog
4 February 2013 News
Chamber Music New Zealand has launched a mini blog centring around the ten intense days that are the 2013 Adam Chamber Music Festival.
Studying at Juilliard School, New York
22 January 2013 News
Last year we reported on the wonderful success of NZCT Chamber Music Contest alumni winner Bryony Gibson-Cornish and her acceptance into the Juilliard School through the Fulbright Exchange Programme.
This month Bryony updated us on her exciting journey...
FREE lunchtime concert in Wellington
15 January 2013 News
Thursday 17th January, lunchtime music at City Gallery Wellington – Rolf Gjelsten, cello.
Christmas Opening Hours
21 December 2012 News
Everyone here at Chamber Music New Zealand wishes you all the very best for the festive season!
The national offices will close on Friday 21 December 2012 and will reopen on Thursday 3 January 2013.
Semi-finalists Announced for Michael Hill International Violin Competition
14 December 2012 News
New Zealand violinist Natalie Lin has been named one of 18 semi-finalists in the prestigious Michael Hill International Violin Competition for 2013. Natalie Lin was in the 2005 winning ensemble of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.
Music for the Festive Season
13 December 2012 News
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! Here is the by-no-means-definitive list of a few favourites...
Adam Chamber Music Festival 2013
6 December 2012 News
The Adam Chamber Music Festival has proudly taken it’s place on the international stage and is recognised as a leading chamber music event, early booking is highly recommended for the 2013 festival this February.
Aranui and Avondale Ensembles in School success!
4 December 2012 News
Another tremendous success for Ensembles in Schools – this time teaming up with the CSO’s Education and Outreach programme for the largest-ever combined schools performance with Aranui and Avondale Primary Schools, in Christchurch’s hard-hit earthquake East.
Encompassing 2012 and 2013
30 November 2012 News
A concert season full of highlights to reflect on and an exciting year of concerts ahead from Kaitaia to Gore.
Call for Proposals
27 November 2012 News
Do you play in a chamber music group, or are you a soloist wanting to tour? Do you have exciting ideas for programmes, performed to high professional standard? Will you be in New Zealand in 2014? Then we would like to hear from you.
Pettman/ROSL ARTS International Scholarship NZ: Winner Announced
16 November 2012 News
The winner of the 2012 Pettman/ROSL ARTS Scholarship is the ROTHKO QUARTET from the University of Auckland
Aranui and Avondale ringing with song
14 November 2012 News
For the last two weeks Aranui and Avondale Primary Schools have been echoing with song, drums, ukuleles and boomwhackers, all working towards a concert this coming Thursday before the long weekend.
Benefit concerts by Leonore Trio, winners of the ROSL Arts competition
14 November 2012 News
Previous prizewinners of the prestigious ROSL Arts in UK chamber music competition, The Leonore Trio, are currently touring New Zealand by kind permission of the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL). The trio comprises three outstanding artists from the UK: Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Gemma Rosefield (cello), and Tim Horton (piano).
Stroma Celebrates Centenary of Classic Pierrot Lunaire featuring Stunning NZ Soprano Madeleine Pierard
1 November 2012 News
Stunning New Zealand soprano Madeleine Pierard joins Wellington contemporary music ensemble Stroma for a one night only performance featuring Arnold Schoenberg’s chilling surreal classic Pierrot Lunaire.
Kimi Ora students share stage with Enso String Quartet
1 November 2012 News
Participation, energy and fun were the key ingredients in a performance in the Wellington Town Hall by the Enso String Quartet from the United States, students from Kimi Ora School in Wellington and community musician Julian Raphael.
CMNZ Subscriber Discounts for the Adam Chamber Music Festival
31 October 2012 News
EXCLUSIVE offer for 2013 subscribers - Chamber Music New Zealand has negotiated an exclusive offer for its 2013 subscribers in the form of special discounted 3-day passes for the Adam Chamber Music Festival.
Gillian Whitehead and Enso String Quartet
23 October 2012 News
At 71, Gillian Whitehead is one of our most distinguished composers. Yet one is struck by the humility of the woman; "You don't have to mention that," she laughs, when I bring up the damehood conferred on her in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Chamber Music New Zealand in 2013
4 October 2012 News
Three giants of the classical music world headline Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2013 Kaleidoscopes season which brings eight concert tours to centres around New Zealand.
WIN AN EXCLUSIVE STAY AT THE WHAREKAUHAU LODGE
4 October 2012 News
Wharekauhau Wine and Food Society have generously donated an exclusive night’s stay for two people at the Waiarapa Lodge, including a beautifully crafted evening dining experience.
Now Seeking: Office Administrator
3 October 2012 News
We need a friendly office administrator to provide a range of office and administrative support services including reception, telephone and mail.
Zephyr: The wind this way blows
24 September 2012 News
The many ensembles that Chamber Music New Zealand tours are prime examples of what happens when you bring together a group of top-class musicians to focus on a specific area of repertoire. Zephyr, who play two enterprising programmes in Auckland and Hamilton next weekend, are a woodwind quintet comprised of five principal players from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
From Haydn to Hill – A Celebration
21 September 2012 News
Four leading chamber groups are donating their services to support a fundraising concert for St Andrew’s on The Terrace in Wellington on 11 October.
Rare opportunity to witness debut of Farr's quirky work
18 September 2012 News
A new work by esteemed Kiwi composer Gareth Farr will make its world debut on stage at Napier Municipal Theatre tonight.
Top Young Chamber Musicians to Perform in China
22 August 2012 News
“It’s apt that we make this announcement today as we mark Debussy’s 150th birthday. The China tour is an extraordinary opportunity to profile the quality of youth chamber music in New Zealand on an international stage. Never before in the history of the contest have we had a winning ensemble picked up for an international tour while they are still at school.”
Madeleine Pierard: A thinking songstress
20 August 2012 News
Pierard is more than just a pretty voice. Not only is she a good enough pianist to tackle Brahms sonatas with her violinist partner, she also has a background in musicology and composition from Victoria University.
Tributes to astronomer in songs
15 August 2012 News
Kiwi soprano star Madeleine Pierard is coming to Nelson to present a biographical work of astronomical proportions - Songs for Beatrice. Beatrice Tinsley was a genius and a "force of nature", says the singer who will be channelling her memory in an upcoming concert at the Nelson School of Music.
Two of the contest's winning alumni are in the limelight this month
9 August 2012 News
Violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish is headed to New York's Julliard School and talented pianist John Chen showcases his skill on stage this August and September.
Auckland Ensemble Geist Wins National Chamber Music Contest For Second Year Running
5 August 2012 News
Chamber Music New Zealand chief executive Euan Murdoch says it is an "extraordinary" achievement for an ensemble to win the contest two years running. "We're going to be checking back through our archives to see whether this has been achieved before."
2012 NZCT Chamber Music Contest National Finalists Announced
3 August 2012 News
After a full day of rehearsal and performance from 12 of the best young chamber music ensembles across the country here are this year's 6 finalists, who will perform on Saturday 4th August at the Auckland Town Hall.
Piano rescued from rubble now restored
2 August 2012 News
A piano rescued from Christchurch's earthquake rubble has been fully restored and will be played in an upcoming concert with soprano Madeleine Pierard. Donations will be collected on the night to assist the Civic Music Council with a shortfall in costs associated with the piano's repair, which was not covered by insurance.
Professional coaching for young musicians made possible by ABRSM
2 August 2012 News
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music has quickly become an integral part of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest. For the past three years their generous sponsorship has enabled a coaching programme using professional musicians to be run in a number of centres as part of the Contest build-up.
Outstanding flute trio comes to Morrinsville
2 August 2012 News
One of New Zealand’s outstanding flute trios comes to Morrinsville for a one-off concert in the Morrinsville Arts Festival.
Star Soprano Madeleine Pierard Returns to NZ for Tour in August
25 July 2012 News
Rising international star soprano Madeleine Pierard returns to New Zealand in August to perform 10 concerts as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2012 ‘Kaleidoscopes’ season.
Getting to know the Pierard sisters
23 July 2012 News
Singer sisters Madeleine and Anna Pierard are going to be sharing the stage in four of our upcoming concerts. The talented duo took time out to answer a few questions to help us get to know them a bit better.
A winning tour - Sergey Malov
3 July 2012 News
In just four weeks Sergey played 20 performances in 17 different centres consisting of five different programmes.
Keeping it honest
3 July 2012 News
Next week sees the welcome return of one of the world's top chamber ensembles when the Takacs Quartet sets off on its five-centre New Zealand tour. I caught up with cellist Andras Fejer who founded the group back in 1975. For this Hungarian, a career in chamber music was inevitable.
Violinist donates instruments to kids
28 June 2012 News
Donations from CMNZ Auckland audiences help to fund three half-sized violins gifted by Sergey Malov to children as part of Sistema Aotearoa.
National Chamber Music Contest Finalists Announced
20 June 2012 News
Chamber music ensembles from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton make up the 12 semi-finalists in the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest National Finals.
Return of the champ
16 June 2012 News
A year ago, in the Auckland Town Hall, Sergey Malov was the star of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. No Brahms or Tchaikovsky for this young Russian - he carried off top honours with Bartok.
Violin contest winner returning
15 June 2012 News
Classical music touring is like touring in a rock band "but more interesting", says the winner of the latest Michael Hill Violin Competition, who is returning to Queenstown.
Steinway piano rescued from rubble
14 June 2012 News
Young Christchurch musicians taking part in a music contest will be able to compete on a Steinway piano rescued from beneath earthquake rubble.
Josef Spacek is a finalist in the Queen Elisabeth Competition: VIOLIN 2012
21 May 2012 News
Violinist, Josef Spacek who toured with CMNZ in 2010 as part of his Michael Hill International Violin Competition winners tour is performing in this week in the final round of this prestigious competition.
Hangout with Sergey Malov
21 May 2012 News
In June award-winning violinist Sergey Malov will be touring with us in New Zealand. A group of this year’s chamber music contest participants will hangout online with Sergey and ask for his advice, tips and experience on playing in a contest. The Hangout will be streamed live.
Special concert offer for 2012 Chamber Music Contest students
21 May 2012 News
Chamber Music New Zealand is offering 2012 Chamber Music Contest participants tickets to the upcoming Sergey Malov concert tour for just $5 each.
Meet The Guest List-ers at CMNZ
18 May 2012 News
The Guest List is a way for under 35s to experience Chamber Music. It is for people enjoy evenings out with great company and great music who want to enjoy live chamber music with like minded people.
NZ String Quartet Concert Streaming LIVE online
7 May 2012 News
“Chamber Music New Zealand was instrumental in the creation of the New Zealand String Quartet back in 1987 and we thoroughly enjoy the long-lasting relationship we have built with the members over the years..."
Meet the Concert Managers
3 May 2012 News
At the heart of every Chamber Music New Zealand concert in a main centre is a tireless and impressive concert manager whose job it is to ensure that the evening is a success from ticketing to front of house and beyond. Get to know each of our very special Concert Managers...
Weaving melodies with strings
20 April 2012 News
A string quartet is a supple, adaptable musical experience unlike any other, according to New Zealand String Quartet second violinist Douglas Beilman.
Bryony's insight on the NZCT Chamber Music Contest
18 April 2012 News
Former winner of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest Bryony Gibson-Cornish gives her insight and advice to this year's participants - "..play like it is the best piece of music ever written."
Dream jobs up for grabs at CMNZ!
18 April 2012 News
Two vacancies currently exist at Chamber Music New Zealand. The Artist Development Manager will shortly be taking maternity leave, and is looking for a replacement for 12 months. The Business Support Administrator is a part-time, permanent position.
Wellington Chamber Music Trust - Sunday Concerts 2012
20 March 2012 News
CMNZ affiliate and independent music society, Wellington Chamber Music proudly presents Sunday Concerts 2012, featuring the finest of New Zealand’s musicians and some from further afield.
The Puertas Quartet add Auckland and Wellington to their NZ tour
15 March 2012 News
Featuring New Zealanders Julia Joyce (viola) and Andrew Joyce (cello) and British players Tom Norris (violin) and Ellie Fagg (violin) the Puertas Quartet will play in Auckland on the 20th and in Wellington on the 23rd March.
Become a 2012 Online Ambassador & 20-somethings Social Representative
14 March 2012 News
We’re looking for social media go-getter volunteers in their 20-somethings to ‘create a buzz’ online about our concerts and events and to be the representatives for our new 20-somethings initiative!
Kiwi Violist Joined by English Colleagues for String Quartet Tour
7 March 2012 News
Two Principals of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, cellist Andrew Joyce and violist Julia Joyce, will be touring New Zealand this March with their ensemble, the Puertas Quartet.
Chamber orchestra a rare musical treat
6 March 2012 News
"How often to we get groups like this down here? A full chamber orchestra is a complete coup," Ms Sinclair said. "It's going to be completely different from anything we've ever had here."
VIDEO TV3: Classical ensemble I Musici in town
6 March 2012 News
They have had a record that has sold more than Bob Marley's Legend, Madonna's Like a Virgin and Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, but do not call them superstars. I Musici’s Concertmaster Antonio Anselmi says they are musicians.
After 60 years, I Musici di Roma's Italian style still rocks
5 March 2012 News
"You can hear it in the new work," says Anselmi. "It's very difficult," is his first assessment, and then he comes up with a second which suggests I Musici will be delivering a lively concert. "You could say it was a little like baroque rock."
I Musici Wow the North Island
5 March 2012 News
Bound for Invercargill, their first destination in the South Island. Chamber Music New Zealand is eager to see the I Musici fever, having already infected the north, spread through the rest of the country.
Never out of season
28 February 2012 News
Italy's legendary chamber music ensemble I Musici, who play Wellington tonight in their first tour of New Zealand, owe a debt of gratitude to one of their countrymen. The man is Antonio Vivaldi and his much-loved The Four Seasons.
I Musici starts series in style
27 February 2012 News
There’ll be a spectacular start to the 2012 Kaleidoscopes series for Chamber Music New Zealand when the acclaimed Italian ensemble I Musici presents a concert in the Napier Municipal Theatre.
Entries open for 2012 NZCT Chamber Music Contest
7 February 2012 News
Online entries are open for the 47th Annual NZCT Chamber Music Contest.
2012 School & Music Teacher Special Offers
1 February 2012 News
Every year we offer schools and music teachers some great packages on subscriptions and individual concerts to help enrich and enliven classroom learning. Find out about our 2012 packages.
Acclaimed Italian Ensemble I Musici Performs in New Zealand
25 January 2012 News
Acclaimed Italian chamber ensemble I Musici tours New Zealand for the first time in February and March 2012 as the opening concert of Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2012 season.
Season’s Greetings, Gifts and Festive Farewells
21 December 2011 News
A special message from everyone at Chamber Music New Zealand
Sex Sells... Classical Music?
13 December 2011 News
Classical music was one of the few industries where sex is not usually used to sell the product. Until now.
Kennedy Centre / National Symphony Orchestra - Summer Music Institute
13 December 2011 News
Applications are now open to serious music students aged 15-20 for the 4-week summer music program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
Winner Announced - $50,000 6th ANNUAL Pettman/ROSL ARTS International Scholarship for a New Zealand Chamber Ensemble
22 November 2011 News
The winner of the 2011 Pettman/ROSL ARTS International Scholarship is the ESTRELLA QUARTET
Concert Preview: Voices New Zealand, Auckland Town Hall
21 November 2011 News
Expect magic when the evening opens with Horo playing his taonga puoro while the choir sing Hildegard of Bingen's O viridissima virga.
Innovative schools programme returns to Nelson
11 November 2011 News
Developed by chamber Music New Zealand after identifying a major gap associated with the implementation of the new school curriculum in 2008, Ensembles in Schools, has returned to Nelson for the second time.
Concert Preview: Ensemble Liaison, Auckland Town Hall
31 October 2011 News
Wilma Smith was a familiar figure on home ground when she led the NZSQ and the NZSO in the 80s and 90s. Now she is back in the country with Melbourne's Ensemble Liaison
Italian Ensemble Headlines CMNZ 2012 Season
14 October 2011 News
The 2012 season features seven concert tours across 10 centres with performers around the world as well as a superb line-up of New Zealand artists.
The End of Time
13 October 2011 News
Read more on the fascinating story of one of the most important chamber music compositions of the 20th Century, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.
Tasmin Little's new recording highly acclaimed
7 October 2011 News
A new recording of the Delius Violin Concerto by Tasmin Little has just been released to wonderful critical acclaim.
Acclaimed Ensemble Liaison Joins Renowned NZ Violinist for 10 Centre CMNZ Tour
29 September 2011 News
Hailed by critics as "spellbinding and "a revelation”, Ensemble Liaison joins with renowned New Zealand violinist Wilma Smith for a 10 centre New Zealand tour in October and November.
Continued Success for NZCT Chamber Music Contest Winners
26 September 2011 News
This month has seen some impressive achievements for alumni winners of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.
Borodin Quartet welcomes new member
21 September 2011 News
The Borodin Quartet have officially welcomed a new member, violinist Sergey Lomovsky.
International Opportunity for Composers Aged 35 and Under
13 September 2011 News
To mark its 100th season in 2012/2013, one of the most renowned concert venues in Vienna, the Wiener Konzerthaus, is launching an international composing competition
Chamber Music Summer School for Secondary School Students
9 September 2011 News
The University of Otago Music Department is seeking expressions of interest from secondary school students for their summer school programme.
Scholarships available for young musicians
26 August 2011 News
The Waikanae Music Society Charitable Trust for Young Musicians is offering up to $2,000 for New Zealand musicians under 30.
Latitude 37 on Radio NZ Concert
24 August 2011 News
Listen online to the concert from Wellington on 15 August 2011.
Latitude 37 arrives safely in Wellington
15 August 2011 News
Despite the weather, we are pleased to confirm that tonight's concert in Wellington is going ahead.
National Finalists on video
25 July 2011 News
Desperate to hear the talented Finalists at the NZCT Chamber Music Contest again? Or perhaps you missed the broadcast? Well, now you can hear and see them on Radio New Zealand Concert's website!
Winners of this year's NZCT Chamber Music Contest announced!
16 July 2011 News
Geist from Auckland have been announced as this year's winners of this the NZCT Chamber Music Contest
Diedre Irons to play in Motueka on Friday 8 July
5 July 2011 News
Diedre Irons will again join Martin Riseley for a performance in Motueka on Friday.
Visiting UK pianist gives recitals and seminars
4 July 2011 News
Renowned UK pianist Murray McLachlan will be in New Zealand later this week for his "Motivation and Inspiration" tour.
New Zealanders star in City of London Festival
30 June 2011 News
Some of our top musicians are featuring in the City of London Festival, which kicked off on 26 June.
Jian Liu to replace Diedre Irons
27 June 2011 News
Chinese-born pianist Jian Liu has had a busy weekend preparing for Tuesday night’s Palmerston North concert with flutist Alexa Still and violinist Martin Riseley.
Christchurch District Contest going ahead as planned
15 June 2011 News
The NZCT Chamber Music Contest in Christchurch is going ahead as planned. The District Contest will take place over Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 June at Middleton Grange School Performing Arts Centre.
Russian Wins Michael Hill International Violin Competition
13 June 2011 News
Russian violinist Sergey Malov 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).
Michael Hill International Violin Competition Finalists Named
10 June 2011 News
The top three musicians to reach the final of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition were named last night (Thursday 9 June). They are Richard Lin (Taiwan/USA), Xiang Yu (China) and Sergey Malov (Russia).
Staying in Tune: CMNZ at 60
31 May 2011 News
Buy your copy of CMNZ's 60th Anniversary book
Changes to Christchurch concert season
11 May 2011 News
Changes to Christchurch Kaleidoscopes concert season: new venue, new time and a bonus free concert!
5 May 2011 News
Read the reaction from someone who attended the performance of the New Zealand String Quartet with Jenny Wollerman. Excerpts from Dr Calvin Scott's lively and interesting pre-concert talk are included.
Christchurch concert Friday 8 April
6 April 2011 News
On behalf of our good friends at Christopher's Classics in Christchurch, CMNZ is happy to provide details about a concert by the Amici Ensemble on Friday 8 April.
Eggner Trio CDs for sale
5 April 2011 News
Purchase your copy of the Eggner Trio's latest CD through CMNZ
Song Company on RNZ Concert tonight
4 April 2011 News
"Music Alive" tonight features the Song Company's "The Seasons" programme from October 2010
Christchurch venue update
18 March 2011 News
As a result of the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February, the Eggner Trio's Christchurch concert scheduled for 17 March was cancelled.
Handel with Care: a concert for Christchurch
14 March 2011 News
Direct from sell out performances at the Auckland season of Xerxes and spontaneous standing ovations at their Handel with Care and Timeless concerts as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, The Lautten Compagney have generously donated their time to help support fundraising efforts for Christchurch in its time of need.
New award for Chamber Music Contest
7 March 2011 News
Chamber Music New Zealand and SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music, are proud to introduce the Statham Award for the Best Performance of a New Zealand Work at each District Contest of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.
Eggner Trio concert in Christchurch cancelled
3 March 2011 News
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.
Chamber Music New Zealand Afternoon Tea and Concert for the 2011 Earthquake Appeal
2 March 2011 News
Update: following the earthquake in Christchurch on 22 February, all proceeds from this event on 14 March will now be donated to the earthquake relief fund.
April school for string musicians
28 February 2011 News
Gather your quartet or other string ensemble for an exciting weekend of coaching and performances led by the Aroha String Quartet.
Festival of Colour launch
11 February 2011 News
Wanaka's autumn art festival in April 2011 has just launched its programme
John Chen in Recital on RNZ Concert
7 February 2011 News
On Wednesday 9 February at 8pm, Radio New Zealand Concert will feature John Chen playing Mozart, Ravel, Dutilleux, and Brahms.
60th anniversary celebrations
19 November 2010 News
It was a month full of birthday celebrations in October as CMNZ celebrated in style
Extracts from Staying In Tune: CMNZ at 60
3 November 2010 News
Extracts from CMNZ's 60th anniversary book will be made available as downloadable PDFs from our Resources page. The first extract includes the Preface and Introduction.
Ensembles in Schools heads South
1 November 2010 News
On Thursday October 21, the hall of Nelson's Victory Primary School rang out to the sound of over 100 children and teachers singing and dancing alongside Julian Raphael and the members of The Song Company.
CMNZ 60th anniversary book discussed on Radio New Zealand Concert
26 October 2010 News
Tune into Upbeat with Eva Radich on Radio New Zealand Concert today (Tues 26 October) at 1pm: CMNZ's Jane Dawson talks about CMNZ's 60th anniversary book, Staying in Tune: Chamber Music New Zealand at 60
CMNZ’s 2011 season revealed
21 October 2010 News
The 2011 Kaleidoscopes Concert Season has been unveiled! The watch words are scope of musical colour, diversity of repertoire and depth of artistic talent.
CMNZ 60th anniversary book discussed on Radio New Zealand National
15 October 2010 News
Tune into The Arts on Sunday with Lynn Freeman on Radio New Zealand National this Sunday 17 October at 1.30pm: CMNZ's Jane Dawson talks about CMNZ's 60th anniversary book, Staying in Tune: Chamber Music New Zealand at 60
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