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Current Collaborative Partnerships

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Wallace Arts Trust
As part of our long-running NZCT Chamber Music Contest, the Wallace Arts Trust Award is a generous cash prize awarded annually to each member of the winning group at the National Final.




SOUNZ (Centre for New Zealand Music)
SOUNZ awards are presented for the best performances of a New Zealand work at the District Contests and at the National Final of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest, as well as the Composer Awards for the best original compositions.


KBB Music
KBB Music Awards are presented to groups at the District Contests and National Final containing wind and/or brass and/or percussion who are judged to be striving for excellence in their music making.

KBB Music has also partnered with us for our Auckland Education concert in 2017.



Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access AoteaArts Access Aotearoa Partnership with CMNZroa advocates for people in New Zealand who experience barriers to participation in the arts, as both creators and audience members. Arts Access Aotearoa first collaborated with CMNZ in 2012 to instigate our first accessible concert with US ensemble Enso String Quartet, community musician Julian Raphael, and students and staff from Kimi Ora School. Since then, the programme has grown extensively.

CMNZ was the proud recipient of the Arts for All Award at the recent 2016 Arts Access Awards.



Community Music Junction
Since 2012, Chamber Music New Zealand, in partnership with the Community Music Junction, has offered accessible concerts per year with accompanying worshops in various centres around the country. It is an inspiring experience for audiences and artists alike, as both CMNZ and the Community Music Junction believe that all New Zealanders should be able to enjoy high quality music-making.


IHC Foundation
The IHC Foundation recognises the rights of all people to participate fully in the life of their community - including within arts and culture. The IHC Foundation began supporting our accessible concerts in 2013, giving the disabled community access to main-stream events.

In 2016, programmes will take place in Hawke's Bay and Christchurch with students from various schools taking part in stimulating workshops and concerts.



Wellington Museum
Chamber Music New Zealand and Wellington Museum annually join forces to present our Matariki concerts which are open to the public for a koha entry.
These concerts have become hugely public with the Wellington community.




Michael Hill International Violin Competition
CMNZ enjoys a strong partnership with the Michael Hill International Violin Competition every alternate year. 
2015 winner Suyeon Kang completed 11 concerts around New Zealand in 2016 with well-known New Zealand pianist Stephen de Pledge. 
Suyeon also undertook several community outreach programmes during her tour, including a visit to the Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust in Porirua.