Once again this blog plays host to a number of contributors sharing their experiences of the 10 days at 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson. Who are the 2015 contributors?
Korimako has been active in the Nelson music scene for more than thirty years, both in administration and active music making. Before coming to Nelson this split personality was involved in a variety of music performance ranging from choral singing to brass bands.
For the first time during the 2013 Adam Festival, Chamber Music NZ set up a blog, and Korimako was the principal contributor – sending 14 blogs with an astounding total of nearly 6000 words, plus countless photos.
In 2015 Korimako still remains anonymous, and is very happy more people are blogging.
Read Korimako’s 2015 posts:
Linley Taylor was on the board of the Festival for 9 years and is now an avid attendee. Linley says she loves the total immersion in the music, and the chance to meet the musicians and see how the performances are created.
Read Linley’s 2015 post: DAY ONE: FESTIVE, CELEBRATORY, JOYFUL…….
This year we have a man who is no stranger to the classical music world in NZ. He will, for these blogs, be known as ‘Tristan’, a name he has chosen after composer Richard Wagner’s famous opera “Tristan and Isolde” and also because it happens to be the name of a very engaging young back-packer’s host in Hanmer Springs.
Our ‘Tristan’ has been a music critic on daily and other papers for many years as well as writing articles and editing a music magazine. He is not a professional musician, but became hooked on music from his early teens, which he tells us was a very long time ago. Tristan has been to every Adam Chamber Music Festival since 1995 and it has become a critical element in his musical life, “It is the only real music festival in New Zealand, world-class at that.” he says.
Read Tristan’s 2015 posts:
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 the Summer School. Les is currently the chair of the Board that runs the Lilburn composer residence.
Read Les’ 2015 post: DAY NINE: A TRIBUTE
Chamber Music New Zealand (the folks who coordinate this blog) recently announced an exciting addition to the team. Peter Walls will join us at the helm as Chief Executive.
Before his appointment as CMNZ CE Peter was on the board of directors and is a highly experienced classical music manager in New Zealand, having spent nine years as CE at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his role at the NZSO, he was Professor of Music at Victoria University, was made an Emeritus Professor at Victoria in 2006 and received an ONZM for his services to music in 2012.
We’re delighted that before he even has his feet under the desk in the CMNZ office he has put his hand up to contribute to the Ten Days of Chamber Music blog.
Read Peter’s 2015 post: DAY FOUR: “MIX AND MATCH”
A relative new-comer to chamber music, but very much one of the family, contributor and helpful blog coordinator, Jacquetta Bell is runs a small PR company in Nelson and is the Festival’s publicist as well as a very avid reader!
Read Jacquetta’s 2015 post: DAY FIVE: THE PUBLICIST USES THE V-WORD