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Adam Summer Celebration: Grand Opening

Thursday 3rd February 2022

Our Celebration opens with the clear and congenial tones of ‘Papa Haydn’, the revered father of the string quartet medium, then moves further east to Hungary and Bartok’s impassioned first sonata for violin and piano. Written at the request of young violin virtuosa Jelly d’Aranyi with whom he was in love, it was premiered with Bartók himself at the piano. The concert finishes with the dramatic colours and rich harmonies of Bohemian Dvořák’s second piano quartet, never before heard at our festival.

Joseph Haydn – Quartet in D Major opus 20, No. 4
NZ String Quartet – Helene Pohl (first violin), Monique Lapins (second violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello)

Béla Bartók – Sonata no.1 SZ.75
Monique Lapins (violin)
Jian Liu (piano)


Antonín Dvořák Quartet in E Flat opus 87
NZTrio – Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Somi Kim (piano)
Gillian Ansell (viola)

Vaccine Pass Required.


February 3




Nelson & suburbs


Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Admission $65 + booking fee

Tickets from NCMA ph. 5489477.


Ph. 5489477

Additional Info

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