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27 Aug 2013

New Zealand String Quartet

The New Zealand String Quartet was founded in 1987 and has forged a major career in the busy international chamber music field, earning critical acclaim and delighted audience response. The Quartet has distinguished itself through imaginative programming, insightful interpretations of the string quartet repertoire including cycles of composers’ music from Mozart to Berg, and the development of an international audience for important new works from New Zealand composers.

Recent career highlights have included acclaimed debuts in London at Wigmore Hall and in New York at the prestigious Frick Collection. International tours and festival successes have taken the group to Canada and the USA for twice-yearly visits as well as to Mexico, Korea, Australia, Scotland, Germany and the Netherlands, with recent performances in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Dedicated teachers as well as performers, the New Zealand String Quartet members teach individual lessons, conduct string classes, and coach chamber music ensembles. The New Zealand String Quartet receives funding support from Creative New Zealand and a variety of sponsors, including HSBC (principal sponsor), the Turnovsky Endowment Trust and the Adam Foundation. They have been Quartet-in-Residence at Victoria University Wellington since 1991.

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