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Guest Blogger: Ingrid Bauer (from the Toru ensemble)

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 […]

Guest blogger: Marie Holder, NZCT Chamber Music Contest Volunteer

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…

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 […]

Accesible Concerts: Hohepa Family Weekend

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 […]

Guest Blogger: Maple Goh from the Tui Quartet

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 […]

Guest blogger: Haihong Liu (Aroha Quartet) on Matariki

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 […]

First Encounters: Peter Walls meets Christophe Rousset

Our Chief Executive Peter Walls is our guest blogger in this First Encounters series. Peter is known around the country for his expertise in early music. Naturally he is very excited about the upcoming tour with Les Talens Lyriques. Leading French harpsichordist Christophe Rousset founded Les Talens Lyriques more than twenty years ago. The ensemble are known for […]