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Chamber music is best described as music played by small ensembles, with, by and for friends. Founded in 1950, Chamber Music New Zealand is a well-established organisation with an extensive reach, presenting over 250 events and concerts throughout New Zealand, making us the country's largest provider of top quality chamber music concerts.
A strong education and outreach programme ensures rich musical experiences are available to everyone. A key part of this programme is our Secondary Schools Chamber Music Competition which takes place each year across the country, with thousands of students performing together and competing for an array of prestigious prizes. The ethos of the contest is to encourage young musicians, regardless of standard or experience, to perform together and strive towards excellence.
Together we can ensure artistic excellence and vitality across the chamber music sector through a comprehensive development programme that fosters New Zealand performers and composers and sets the benchmark for New Zealand audiences.
How a bequest to Chamber Music New Zealand will make a difference
The generosity of our supporters ensures the future of chamber music in New Zealand, nourishing both our young artists, and the audiences, of the future. All gifts to Chamber Music New Zealand make a positive difference to the community through the magic of music.
A bequest can support Chamber Music New Zealand in a spectrum of ways, from general nationwide operations and development, to activities such as concert presentations, artist touring, supporting the concert season in a specific town or city, to ensuring that a particular instrument or ensemble is showcased. Previous bequests have been set up as awards, such as the Marie Vandewart Memorial Award.
Marie Vandewart arrived in Wellington, New Zealand as a refugee in 1939. She was a gifted cellist and studied at the Berlin Hochschule before leaving Germany. In 1961, Marie moved to Auckland to teach cello at Auckland University. Generations of music students benefited from her expert tuition and enthusiasm for chamber music. She passed away in 2006, aged 94 and her family established a memorial award in her honour. The Marie Vandewart Memorial Award is awarded each year to a special member of the community, in recognition of their outstanding service and commitments to fostering a love of chamber music.
Legal Name: Chamber Music New Zealand Foundation Incorporated
Also known as: Chamber Music New Zealand
Charities registration #: CC34589