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Fri 16 Oct 2009, 7:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

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Listed by: MCH Admin

The St Lawrence String Quartet and New Zealand String Quartet perform live at the Wellington Town Hall.

Featuring the New Zealand String Quartet: Helene Pohl - violin; Douglas Beilman - violin; Gillian Ansell - viola; and Rolf Gjelsten - cello; and the St Lawrence String Quartet: Geoff Nuttall - violin; Scott St John - violin; Lesley Robertson - viola; and Christopher Costanza - cello.

The programme will include:
• Haydn - Quartet in F Opus 77 No 2
• John Adams - String Quartet
• Mendelssohn - Octet in E flat Opus 20

Having walked on stage together over 1,900 times in the past nineteen years, the St Lawrence String Quartet are now firmly established on the international stage.

In 1992, they won both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions, launching them on a performing career that has taken them across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

With their dynamic performing style, eloquent communication and beautiful sound, the New Zealand String Quartet have forged a major career in the busy international chamber music field, earning the acclaim of critics and the delighted response of audiences.

The quartet have particularly distinguished themselves through imaginative programming, insightful interpretations of the string quartet repertoire including cycles of composers’ music from Mozart to Berg, and the development of an international audience for important new works from New Zealand composers.

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