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New Zealand Guitar Quartet

  • Magda Community Artz 80 Boundary Road Bardon, QLD, 4065 Australia (map)
NZ Guitar Quartet: Vladimir Gorbach, Owen Moriarty, Jane Curry & John Couch

NZ Guitar Quartet: Vladimir Gorbach, Owen Moriarty, Jane Curry & John Couch

Hailed as a national music treasure (Christchurch Arts Festival 2014) the New Zealand Guitar Quartet (NZGQ) was formed in 2010. With members Owen Moriarty, Jane Curry, John Couch and Vladimir Gorbach the quartet is now a trans-Tasman ensemble with two members currently based in Australia.  

Recent performances include concert tours in China (Centennial Hall, Peking University, Sunrise Concert Hall, Beihang University, Beijing) and Australia (Excelsior Hall (Illawarra, NSW), ANU School of Music (Canberra), and the Glebe Town Hall (Sydney). Nationally, the group has toured several times through both Chamber Music NZ and Arts on Tour (most recently completing a 17 concert tour in 2017). 

The NZGQ has two CD releases, with both discs featuring premieres of commissioned work by New Zealand and Australian composers as well as original arrangements by Owen Moriarty. The NZGQ is committed to developing new music for guitar quartet, commissioning award winning composers Bruce Paine (NZ) Marian Budos (AU) and Marek Pasiezcny (Pld). 

NZGQ's 2018 engagements include performances at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Convention (Louisville Kentucky) USA, Guitarromania (Colima) Mexico, and a performance of Rodrigo's Concierto Andaluz with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

”nothing less than extraordinary” - Motueka Music Society

”technical brilliance and emotional depth” - Christchurch Arts Festival

“sublime musical entertainment” - Whangarei Music Society

“scintillating” - Rotorua Music Society

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Prebook tickets online*:
$43 - Adult
$38 - Concession (Pensioners and Health Care Card holders only) 
$30 - Student (Fulltime tertiary or secondary students over 13) 
$125 - Family Concession (2 Adults + 2 Students) 
Children 12 and under free

*CutCommon subscribers receive a 20% discount on tickets. Please refer to your subscriber's package for the discount code.

Tickets at the door:
$50 - Adult
$45 - Concession
$35 - Student
Children 12 and under free

The New Zealand Guitar Quartet is proudly supported by:

Creative New Zealand
Earlier Event: June 1
Michael Fix & Richard Gilewitz
Later Event: August 31
Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern