2021 Adam Troubadours

Applications to join the 2021 Adam Troubadours are now open.


The Troubadours programme provides a group of string players the opportunity to develop professionally through learning opportunities provided by the Adam Chamber Music Festival and the Adam Summer School.


The programme will include the following content:

Complimentary registration to the 2020 Adam Summer School, including student accommodation and a $200 contribution to travel costs.

Five days of community performances around the Nelson region in the week following the Summer School including accommodation and $250 in per diems during this period.

Engagement in the 2021 Adam Chamber Music Festival in a package which includes a per artist fee of $800, domestic travel, accommodation and a $50 per diem whilst in Nelson. Performance opportunities during the Festival will include a range of community performances, two early evening 30 minute concerts and tuition by professional musicians including the New Zealand String Quartet.

Timeframe and Commitments

The timeframe of the programme is a full 12 months, from the 2020 Adam Summer School through to the end of the 2021 Adam Chamber Music Festival. The dates of the 2021 Adam Chamber Music Festival, including rehearsal commitments are Monday 1st to Saturday 13th February 2021. It is a condition of acceptance that applicants commit to this timeframe.

Selection Process

The successful applicants will be selected by the Artistic Directors of the Adam Chamber Music Festival. Previous successful applicants cannot reapply.

How to Apply

Applications can be made by email to the Manager, Bob Bickerton at [email protected]

If you have applied for the 2020 Adam Summer School we will have all the information we require. If not, please provide us directly with the information as per the Adam Summer School application form here.

Applications close 5pm Friday 25 October 2019.