ASQ International Music Academy 2019

......a fine recital of music for strings, with very professional interpretation and delivery....
(Otago Daily Times)

ASQ international Music Academy 2019 - 29 July - 3 August

Join fellow musicians from around New Zealand and overseas for six days of stimulating and enjoyable music-making in the extensive, modern facilities of St Andrew's on the Terrace in central Wellington, New Zealand's cultural capital.

An e-flyer for the 2019 Academy can be downloaded here.

Click on the links to download documents from the 2018 Academy: the full brochure, the application form and a timetable.

Follow the links here to see videos of the string ensemble at the 2017 ASQ International Music Academy play works by Lilburn, Vivaldi, Sibelius, and Mendelssohn.

The 2019 ASQ International Music Academy will take place at St Andrew’s on the Terrace in Wellington and will begin on Monday 29 July at 9:30am. Each day, participants will be busy with chamber music coaching and rehearsals taken by members of the Aroha String Quartet. Guest tutors will direct ensembles and masterclasses.

The ASQ International Music Academy will culminate in a participants’ concert in the wonderful acoustic of St Andrew’s on The Terrace on the evening of Saturday 3 August. There will be two public lunchtime concerts: a participants concert on Wednesday 31 July and a tutors concert on Thursday 1 August.

The timetable includes time to practise, to relax and socialise with other participants and to enjoy the scenic and cultural attractions of Wellington. In the evenings, there will be time for informal concerts and workshops as well as other social events.

The ASQ International Music Academy is ideally suited to musicians with a minimum standard of Grade VI. In 2019, the focus of the Academy is again on strings and piano. Pre-formed chamber ensembles are welcome to apply. Participants not in an existing group will be organised into ensembles for coaching. Music will be sent out in advance.

Applicants who are unable to attend the whole course from 29 July to 3 August may apply for the short course beginning at 9:30am on Thursday 1 August. A maximum of three pianists will be accepted.

An informational flyer for the 2019 Academy plus the full Academy 2018 brochure, application form and draft timetable are available for download from the links below.

For further information, please contact: Cathie McCallum, ASQ International Music Academy Administrator,