Alex and Karlo

Ordinarily it is the chamber music ensemble that decides what to play in concert (maybe sometimes with a little input from the organisation helping to put on the event). This makes sense, given that a considerable number of the artists who wrote the music being performed are no longer alive. But what if it wasn’t […]

From L to R: Richard (dad) plays bass, piano and guitar. | Laura (13) started piano at 7 and is now learning guitar. Laura sings beautifully and enjoys performing on stage.Sophia (10) started piano at 7 and has recently started flute lessons. Sophia is also a fabulous ukulele player and singer. | Susie (mom) plays flute, a little piano,
is learning guitar, sings and conducts choirs.

Across NZ Chamber Music New Zealand is encouraging amateur music groups to get on their main stages and perform this May in ‘Open Stage’  – a sort of ‘open mic’ event. Registrations to take part close this Friday 10 April. A Wellington family ensemble contributed to today’s blog on why their whole family has already […]

Can you spot where/why the violin goes into bass clef?!

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the Chamber Music Contest, so CMNZ is spending plenty of time connecting with Contest Alumni members. Our Alumni Correspondent Salina Fisher has been delving deep into the 50-year history of the Contest, and will be sharing many Alumni stories for you in the coming months as we celebrate an important year […]

Cellist, Lavinnia Rae.

Regular chamber music blogger and cellist Lavinnia Rae, was at the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival Summer School which School Manager Annette Monti recently blogged about. We thought there’s no better way to finish off the Ten Days of Chamber Music Festival blogging than by hearing from the very ‘sound hands’ that the future of NZ […]

Students at the 2015 Adam Summer School

The Adam Chamber Music Festival may finish on Day Ten, but the chamber music making in Nelson is by no means over. Each year the Adam Chamber Music Festival Directors also run a Summer School for young chamber musicians. Blogger and Summer School Manager Annette Monti shares what happens in the week that follows the […]

The Grand Finale concert in Nelson Cathedral with the Song Company, the New Zealand String Quartet and The Ying Quartet.

A whirlwind ten days it has been. Before we let Korimako blog the final of it all, we (the folks running this blog) want to say a big thank you to all the contributors this year: ‘Tristan’, Linley, Jacquetta, Korimako, Les and Peter – Thanks for sharing the delights of the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival with […]


As the final weekend of the Adam Chamber Music Festival approaches we welcome a new blog contributor, but a man who is no stranger to chamber music in NZ. Retired Professor Les Holborow is a past member of both the Chamber Music NZ and Musica Boards and long term attendee of the Adam Festival and […]


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