New Zealand String Quartet are performing at Waiheke Musical Museum! It is a rare treat to hear these musicians in an intimate setting. Stay afterwards for light refreshments and to meet the players.
Mozart String Quartet in Bb (K589)
Lyell Cresswell Capricci for String Quartet
Natalie Hunt Data Entry Groove
Schubert String Quartet in G (D887)
Celebrating its 36th season in 2023, the New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) has an established international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.
Over the decades the Quartet has cultivated a rich repertoire, including a wide variety of New Zealand music, composers’ cycles from Beethoven to Bartok, Mozart to Berg, in addition to theatrical presentations encompassing spoken word and dance, from Haydn’s Seven Last Words to Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night. The Quartet have proudly championed New Zealand music since their inception, commissioning over 150 New Zealand works, alongside collaborations with taonga pūoro players Rob Thorne, Horomona Horo, and the late Richard Nunns.
Devoted teachers and mentors, all members of the Quartet teach at the New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī where the NZSQ has been Quartet-in-Residence since 1991, as well as running the Adam Chamber Music School in Nelson and the NZSM King’s Birthday Chamber Music Weekend in Wellington for up-and-coming chamber musicians, and mentoring students from Sistema programmes across the country.
The three longest serving members of the Quartet have each been awarded the MNZM honour for services to music in New Zealand. Violinist Helene Pohl and violist Gillian Ansell are also co-artistic directors of the biennial Chamber Music Festival in Nelson.
BOOKING CHANGES – Due to our limited resources we are no longer accepting bookings by email or phone, and we can only accept online payments by debit or credit card. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert if not sold out, pay by cash or credit/debit card (no surcharge).