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13 Cellists

Feb 23, 2017

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

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Bach by Candlelight

Feb 23, 2017

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

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Matthew Barley

Feb 23, 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

Feb 23, 2017

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

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Concerts Selling Fast

Nov 5, 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

Nov 5, 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!

Nov 5, 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

Nov 5, 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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