...This was as good as it gets – a wonderful, insightful performance....
(Paul Serotsky, Seen and Heard International)
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:15am

24 February 2017 - Our brochure is now out for our 2017 ASQ International Music Academy, which will take place from 1-6 August at St Andrew's on the Terrace in Wellington. It can be downloaded, along with an e-flyer, the application form and a draft timetable, from this website. Participants who are unable to attend the full six-day course may apply for the short course 4-6 August.

The ASQ Academy is ideal for adult non-professional and student string players and pianists of a minimum standard of Grade VI. Participants receive chamber music & string orchestra coaching, take part in masterclasses, informal concerts, social events and the final concert.

We're really happy to be into our third Academy. The 2015 and 2015 events had a real buzz, with the musicians from NZ, China and Australia putting all their energies into honing their chamber works and the string orchestra music.

In 2017 we're again joined by a fantastic team of guest tutors: well-known pianist Diedre Irons (formerly lecturer at Canterbury & Victoria Universities) , violinist Donald Armstrong (NZSO Associate Concertmaster), cellist Ken Ichinose (NZSO Associate Principal) and double bassist Joan Perarnau Garriga (NZSO Associate Principal).

Applications close on Sunday 30 April.