Earlier on in September, my brother and I (Kent Isomura & Shauno Isomura) held a concert tour in New Zealand named ‘Isomura Brothers presents the Tsunami Violin Concert Tour. The tour was part of a world project involving violinists around the globe to perform on the Tsunami Violin – a violin made in remembrance of the deceased and […]

On June 22nd, our flute/viola/harp trio Toru gave a performance at He Huarahi Tamariki, as part of Chamber Music New Zealands’s outreach programme. This programme is designed to take chamber music out of the concert hall, and bring it to audiences who perhaps wouldn’t normally attend a classical concert. In this case, we went to […]

In occasion of Volunteer Week 2017, we want to take the time and thank you all our amazing volunteers nationwide. One of our Contest volunteer superstars wrote a blog, to explain why she started volunteering and how did that turn out for her. My name is Marie Holden. This my first year volunteering for the […]

Music up Close for everyone… By Sue Jane (CMNZ Education and Outreach Coordinator) Last week I had the great privilege of attending a performance by Ensemble Paladino at Homai BLENNZ. The Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ (BLENNZ) is a school that is made up of a national network of educational services for children […]

Maryanne Sowman, writes and open letter to share her experience at our latest Accessible Concerts in Canterbury that featured the Marimba and Percussion Duo and Julian Raphael. Maryanne and her sister, Margaret Murphy, attended the Hohehap Families’ Weekend in October.   What a wonderful opportunity we as family have each year to attend the Hohepa Families […]

The Tui Quartet is a string quartet based in Dunedin. The quartet was founded in 2016 by Maple Goh (violin), who recruited three other young musicians – Anne Kim (violin), Rosalind Manowitz (viola) and Peter Lee (cello). These young talents aim to create music for social change while increasing public enjoyment of classical music; they […]

Haihong Liu. Chinese-born NZSO first violinist Haihong is a graduate of the prestigious Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in the People’s Republic of China. Haihong emmigrated to New Zealand with her family in 2001, initially joining the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as sub-principal first violin, and moving to the NZSO in 2002. With the Aroha String Quartet Haihong […]