50th Jubilee Appeal

Contest participants perform in the 2011 National Final in Hamilton

Thank you for celebrating the Contest's 50th Jubilee year with us.

We would love you to join us in giving the gift of chamber music to young New Zealanders by donating to our Jubilee Appeal.

Donate to our Jubilee Appeal today. 

After more than 30 years of continuous corporate support, the future of the Contest was thrown into serious doubt in 1998 when it was left without a sponsor. Since then we have continued with the very generous support of donors like you, as well as community funding.

For many people, their first encounter with chamber music is through the Contest, and in 2014, nearly 2000 students from 15 regional centres took part. 

For Bryony Gibson-Cornish, a recent viola graduate of The Juilliard School in New York, the Contest opened her eyes to the power of chamber music: 
“The contest means so many different things to different people. You really get the sense of grassroots to excellence, and it’s so special that each performer in the contest, no matter what their level, will get something out of participating. With so many successful alumni in the contest’s fifty-year history, it is an honour to follow in their footsteps.”

Thank you to all of our supporters.

Our supporters are a vital part of our chamber music community, enabling us to bring the best international and New Zealand artists and ensembles to cities and towns across the country.  
We are grateful to our generous donors who support Chamber Music New Zealand throughout the year. 

Core Patron
James Wallace KNZM

Donald and Susan Best
Philip and Rosalind Burdon
Peter and Carolyn Diessl
Ann Harden
Tom and Ann Morris
Roger and Catherine Taylor
Lloyd Williams and Cally McWha
David and the late Helen Zwartz

Graeme and Di Edwards
Robin and Sue Harvey
M Hirschfeld Children's Trust
Euan and Shelley Murdoch

Roger Reynolds
Arnold and Reka Solomons

Anonymous (4)
Philippa Bates
Roger and Joanna Booth
Rick and Lorraine Christie
Gill and Peter Davenport
Finchley Trust
Alan and Pat Gibson
John and Trish Gribben
June Halsted
Jane Kominik
Elizabeth McLeay
Roger and Jenny Mountfort
Perpetual Trust
Margery Renwick
Peter and Kathryn Walls
Bruce & Ann Wilson
Ann Wylie

Gillian Ansell
Diane Baguley
Rachel Brownrigg
Ellen Doyle
Laurie Greig
Michael Houstoun and Mike Nicolaidi
Roger King & Liffy Roberts
Christina McLachlan
Barbara Peddie
Miles Rogers
HJ and V Russenberger
Priscilla Tobin
Tim Wilkinson and Lynette Murdoch

Anonymous (4)
Michael and Rosemary Bent
Janet Blackman
Bernard and Kay Card
Elizabeth Clark
Anne Cloonan
Eric Espiner
James and Helen Hannan
John and Patricia Harte
Howard Livingston
Fiona Macmillan and Bryony Macmillan
Kirsten Mason and Samuel Chuffart
John and Pip McKay
Margaret Nielsen
Mervyn Norrish
Gwen Rawlings
Mary Ronnie
Karen Roper and Pat Walsh
Auke and Elizabeth Smaal
Mary Smit
Ross Steele
Sheelagh Thompson


Join us in giving the gift of chamber music to young New Zealanders by donating to the Jubilee Appeal.