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Helene Pohl, violin I • Douglas Beilman, violin II
Gillian Ansell, viola • Rolf Gjelsten, cello

Celebrating its 28th season in 2015, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation with a discography that includes all the quartets by Mendelssohn, Bartók and Berg, many New Zealand compositions, works by Ravel, Debussy, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvořák, Wolf, Székely, Takemitsu, Tan Dun, Zhou Long and, currently for Naxos, the complete Brahms String Quartets and Quintets as well as the Clarinet Quintet. Acclaimed débuts in London’s Wigmore Hall and at the City of London Festival, in New York at the Frick Collection, and in Washington’s Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium have led to regular touring in Britain, Europe and North America. The ensemble has also toured in Mexico, Japan, Korea, and China, with regular visits to Australia. The quartet has performed concertos with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with many internationally renowned artists, including jazz performers Mike Nock, Jim Hall and Wayne Marshall, and traditional instrumentalists such as Turkey’s Omar Farouk Tekbilek, New Zealand’s Richard Nunns and Horomona Horo, and the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra from China. The ensemble has been quartet-in-residence at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University since 1991, where all the members are associate professors. Each of the players has been awarded the MNZM honour for services to music in New Zealand.

For more information, visit www.nzsq.co.nz.

New Zealand String Quartet
Photo: Robin White ScorpionMedia

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