Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson
Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson

Our 2017 Festival has been described as an unprecedented success! 10 days of wonderful music by some of the world's leading chamber musicians.

Over the coming months we'll populate our Festival Highlights Page with recordings and videos from the Festival.

Dates for our 2019 Festival have been set for
Thursday 31st January to Saturday 9th February.

 

Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson
Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson

Wonderful collaborative chamber music. An excitingly different concert programme with International artists joining New Zealand's best to perform in beautiful venues renowned for their acoustics. All staged in the scenic resort town of Nelson - famous for it's wine, seafood and wild places.

Programme launch and ticket sales 1st October 2016

 

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13 Cellists

23/02/2017

A festival first was hearing no less than 13 cellists on stage in one concert.

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Bach by Candlelight

23/02/2017

The ever-popular Bach by Candlelight was one of many sold out concerts at Nelson Cathedral.

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Matthew Barley

23/02/2017

Matthew Barley showcased his internationally renowned skills not only as a superb cellist but also a creative improviser.

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Denés Varjon

23/02/2017

The wonderful Hungarian pianist Dénes Varjon delighted audiences time and time again.

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Concerts Selling Fast

05/11/2016

Perhaps it’s the wonderful programming, or maybe the quality of our international artists like the Goldner Quartet from Australia, but many concerts in the upcoming Adam Chamber Music Festival are selling out fast. There are now only ‘restricted view’ seats available in the Grand Opening, Bach by Candlelight and Grand Finale concerts and only a…

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Wonderful New Zealand Artists

05/11/2016

Our stellar line-up of New Zealand artists include the NZTrio, sopranos Joanne Roughton-Arnold and Jenny Wollerman, Douglas Mews on harpsichord, marimba player Naoto Segawa, NZSO’s Joan Perarnau Garriga on double bass, and the Festival’s founding cellist Jim Tennant. The New Zealand String Quartet has long been the resident quartet of the Festival, with two members,…

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Cellisimo!

05/11/2016

Tickets have only been on sale a few hours but we’re already seeing (predictably) great interest in the two cello concerts. Rolf Gjelsten of the New Zealand String Quartet has been encouraging our artistic directors to have a mini festival for many years and now his dreams have come true. He has curated two exciting…

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Festival Extras

05/11/2016

The Festival features a series of complimentary events for concert goers including a series of ‘Festival Conversations’ led by Elizabeth Kerr. Other free events include ‘Meet The Artist’ sessions hosted by members of the New Zealand String Quartet, masterclasses tutored by our international guests and a kids concert by manager Bob Bickerton.

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New Concert Lovers’ Pass

08/09/2016

The response to our Festival Passes, which went on sale only 7 days ago, has been astounding and we thought we’d let you know that we only have a couple left for sale. We know this will be a disappointment for many concert lovers who are planning to come to the Festival, so we’ve established…

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Sotheby’s Gala Dinner

08/09/2016

A gourmet meal, fine wines, a surprise selection from the festival programme, a chance to catch up with old friends… what better way to start your Festival immersion! The popular gala dinner will again be held at Mahana Estates (formerly Woollaston Estates) and will include cameo performances by the New Zealand String Quartet, Goldner Quartet,…

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