Story: Classical musicians

Ensembles: the New Zealand String Quartet (1st of 3)

Ensembles: the New Zealand String Quartet

The New Zealand String Quartet – (from left) first violinist Helene Pohl, second violinist Douglas Beilman, violist Gillian Ansell and cellist Rolf Gjelsten – have a busy schedule of performances throughout New Zealand and overseas. Here they play at Hūria marae, Tauranga, at the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle of Gate Pā (a major battle of the New Zealand wars) in 2014. This was their first experience of playing on a marae.

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Peter Walls, 'Classical musicians - Music teaching and ensemble playing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/45498/ensembles-the-new-zealand-string-quartet (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Peter Walls, published 22 Oct 2014