In this series we’ll present highlights of the coming festival as picked by key players. NZSQ viola player Gillian Ansell can’t wait to meet, hear and be around the wonderful Ying Quartet: “They are quite a legend for their wonderful playing, the fact that they were all from one family (though they have recently changed…

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Shopping for socks is way less fun than going online and buying a couple of tickets to an Adam concert. What a way to say “Happy Christmas” and perhaps to introduce or encourage a friend or family member to hear some world class chamber music. It’s so nice to give a gift that is something…

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Imagine the perfect traveller in the seat next to you on a long-haul flight – one that doesn’t snore, take up the armrest, crunch loudly or talk too much. Whoever sits next to Ying Quartet cellist David Ying will enjoy the silent company of his cello, which gets its own airline seat for the trip…

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        We like to keep concert goers informed of ticket availability in the lead up to the Adam Chamber Music Festival so as to avoid disappointment as many concerts do sell out in the series. All premium seating has now sold out and some concerts are showing pressure on standard seating too.…

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Can you have too many clarinets in one piece? The answer is no, especially if you’re a clarinettist playing Osvaldo Golijov’s ‘The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind’. A feature of the Grand Opening Concert on Friday 30 January will be David Griffiths performance of Golijov’s popular piece where he’ll be joined by the…

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The Ying Quartet (USA) Our visiting string quartet for the Festival will be the American Ying Quartet. Quartet in residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet tour widely around the world with regular performances in venues such as the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. Read more about the Ying Quartet here.…

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We enjoyed a wonderful evening last night when we were entertained by the New Zealand String Quartet at our ‘Sampler’ evening. This was an opportunity to relax over a glass of bubbly in the delightfully characterful Boathouse in Nelson as Helene and Gillian announced the exciting lineup of international guests for the next festival. We…

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Join us on Tuesday 11th February at 7.30pm for a tantalising taste of what’s to come in the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival. We’re now in a position to announce our international artists for the next festival, so it’s time to celebrate with our ‘Sampler’ evening at Nelson’s picturesque Boathouse. You’ll be greeted with a…

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A huge thank you from the Adam Summer School for the many people who offered help in relocating the students follwoing the closure of the Nelson School Of Music. All student groups have now been accommodated and the masterclasses and final concerts will now be held in Old St John’s in Hardy Street. We highly…

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