Helene Pohl
Helene Pohl
Gillian Ansell
Gillian Ansell

Welcome to our 2022 Summer Celebration!

This year, we're are bringing together many dear Adam Festival friends as well as introducing a few new ones. We are particularly delighted to feature The Morton Trio (violin, horn, piano), who are bringing a powerful and moving work by Ken Young, as well as introducing Elena Kats-Chernin, one of Australia’s living legends of composition, to the Festival.

We are excited to showcase golden-voiced young Auckland tenor, Ipu Laga-aia, and we celebrate the return of harpist Helen Webby, NZTrio, and pianists Diedre Irons and Jian Liu.

We also greatly look forward to featuring our previous General Manager, the multi-talented Bob Bickerton, as a performer this time, in the world premiere of a new commission by Philip Brownlee and Ariana Tikao for quartet and taonga puoro.

We can’t wait to see both our musicians and audiences in Nelson in February 2022!

Gillian and Helene
Artistic Directors
Colleen Marshall
Colleen Marshall

We are thrilled to present the Summer Celebration!

The 2022 Adam Summer Celebration is dedicated to the late Carolyn Diessl. Peter and Carolyn Dissel have been longstanding supporters of Adam Chamber Music Festival.

We initiated the Adam Summer Celebration as an interim event for our international Adam Chamber Music Festival. We were absolutely charmed by the inaugural Celebration in 2021, and knew we should do it again in 2022. Like the Adam Festival, the Celebration is a high-quality niche event, featuring world-class musicians and attracting many visitors to Nelson for the duration.

We’re incredibly proud to be able to present such a special event in Nelson, and to create the opportunity for musician and audiences to come together and truly appreciate the power and majesty of music.

 

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