New Zealand String Quartet
Helene Pohl (violin)
Monique Lapins (violin)
Gillian Ansell (viola)
Rolf Gjelsten (cello)
Purcell - Three Fantazias
Britten - String Quartet No. 2 in C
Gao Ping - Prayer Songs
Smetana - String Quartet No. 2 in D minor
If we are still in Level 2 on the 9 November, the Quartet has agreed to perform two sessions; one in the afternoon and one in the evening. If you wish to attend this concert please purchase a ticket and email us (at email@example.com) if you are able to attend the afternoon session. We stress that the afternoon concert will only be held if we remain in Level 2.
The ensemble has been Quartet-in-Residence at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington since 1991 and in 2019 celebrated 25 years running the Adam Summer School for Chamber Music. Violinist Helene Pohl and violist Gillian Ansell are co-artistic directors of the biennial Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson. Gillian, Helene and cellist Rolf Gjelsten have received MNZM honours for services to music in New Zealand.