New Zealand String Quartet

New Zealand String Quartet

Gillian Ansell, viola
Monique Lapins, violin
Rolf Gjelsten, cello
Helene Pohl, violin

Praised as “a quartet to match the finest anywhere” (The Australian) the New Zealand String Quartet is known for insightful interpretations, powerful and joyful communication, as well as imaginative and diverse programming. The Quartet’s repertoire spans the classical literature and works of our time, including the premieres of more than 30 works by New Zealand composers. Their discography includes (for Naxos) the complete Mendelssohn, Brahms and Berg quartets, and Brahms’ string and clarinet quintets.  Regular worldwide tours have included London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Frick Museum and Washington’s Library of Congress. The Quartet is in residence at Victoria University of Wellington.  2019 marks its 15th appearance at the Festival of the Sound.

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