2019 Performers

Jerusalem Quartet

Feb 14, 2018

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” Such was theNew York Times’ impression of the Jerusalem Quartet. Since the ensemble’s founding in 1993 and subsequent 1996 debut, the four Israeli musicians have embarked on a journey of growth and maturation. This journey has resulted in a…

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Dénes Varjon

Feb 14, 2018

His sensational technique, deep musicality, wide range of interest have made Dénes Várjon one of the most exciting and highly regarded participants of international musical life. He is a universal musician: excellent soloist, first-class chamber musician, artistic leader of festivals and highly sought after piano pedagogue. Widely considered as one of the greatest chamber musicians,…

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Anthony Marwood

Feb 14, 2018

British violinist Anthony Marwood is known worldwide as an artist of exceptional expressive force. His energetic and collaborative nature places him in great demand as soloist/director with orchestras worldwide. He is Principal Artistic Partner of the celebrated Canadian chamber orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, a post he took up in 2015. In the 16/17 season,…

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Nikki Chooi

Feb 14, 2018

We are very excited to announce that Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi will be joining us for the 2019 Festival. Nikki comes through our association with the Michael Hill Violin Competition, and was the 2013 winner. Well accomplished across concerts and recitals, Nikki is clearly passionate about chamber music, having performed in many international festivals and…

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James Crabb

Jan 29, 2018

James Crabb’s acclaimed London debut in the Park Lane Group series at the Purcell Room in 1992 catapulted him to the international concert platform. Since then, he has performed worldwide, pioneering the classical accordion. He has appeared at festivals including Edinburgh, the London Proms, Belfast, Lucerne, Sydney Millennium, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Kuhmo, Brisbane Biennale, ISCM World…

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Past Festivals

13 Cellists

23 Feb 2017

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

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Bach by Candlelight

23 Feb 2017

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

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Matthew Barley

23 Feb 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 Feb 2017

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

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Concerts Selling Fast

05 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 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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