Helene Pohl
Helene Pohl
Gillian Ansell
Gillian Ansell

Welcome to our 2021 Festival!

It’s always a joy to programme the Adam Chamber Music Festival.

As Artistic Directors, we love the fact that most of the artists stay for the entire ten days, so we’re able to gather a family of musicians who can play as in a myriad of combinations from solo to larger chamber groups.

We’re thrilled with the musicians we have engaged already. As always, we’re working toward the Adam Festival being a magical combination of exhilarating music performed by national and international virtuoso musicians, in the pristine acoustics of the Nelson School of Music.

We can’t wait until February 2021!

Gillian and Helene
Artistic Directors

Colleen Marshall
Colleen Marshall

Welcome to the 2021 Festival!

Adam Chamber Music Festival is one of the country's longest-running, high-quality niche festivals attracting a rich mix of national and international artists and audiences. The Festival makes a vital contribution to New Zealand’s chamber music landscape, not only in presenting seminal works from the repertoire, but also championing new works by emerging and established New Zealand composers. The Festival also has a substantial impact on the local economy, with most of its artists and audiences staying in Nelson for the entire ten days.

Adam Chamber Music Festival demonstrates that we are able to attract some of the world’s most talented musicians and discerning audiences to our own corner of the globe.

Colleen Marshall
Chair, Board of Trustees, Nelson Music Festival Trust