About

Formed in Wellington in 2010, the New Zealand Guitar Quartet has quickly developed a following around the country with invitations to perform both locally and overseas. NZGQ members Owen Moriarty, Tim Watanabe, Christopher Hill and Jane Curry have garnered acclaim as soloists on concert stages around the world and in a multitude of international guitar competitions, with each member contributing their individual strengths toward creating an exciting, dynamic and engaging ensemble.

Career highlights include the New Zealand premiere of the Concerto Andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigo with the Nelson Symphony, busy tour schedules with Chamber Music NZ and Arts on Tour and concerts in the Adam International Chamber Music Festival, the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour and Christchurch Arts Festival.

Covering a wide range of repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century, the NZGQ has been praised for its diverse programming, technical brilliance and polished ensemble skills.

Peter Mechen
Peter Mechen Middle C, March 2011
I couldn’t praise too highly the group’s realization of the sixth of JS Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti. In true Baroque fashion, the music translated into the new instrumental medium as if fitting a perfectly-tailored glove – and the ensemble’s rendition of the individual lines brought so many deliciously-phrased strands of delight together with impeccable balance and osmotic teamwork

 

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