The Jade String Quartet are committed to the performance of great music written by the best and newest of composers here in New Zealand as well as the masterpieces from around the world that make the string quartet repertoire so thrilling and inspiring to hear. It is our pleasure to present recital programmes to promote the quartet as the most ideal chamber music combination.
Begun in 2003, Jade has a CD of New Zealand works on the RATTLE label, two AOTNZ tours (2007 and 2009) and one CMNZ tour to its name. Jade have had their own concert series, Jade at the Pah (with thanks to Sir James Wallace) from 2012-2017, and will continue to perform concerts at the Pah Homestead and other venues in the region for the foreseeable future.
Playing an eclectic mix of music for string quartet ranging from Vivaldi to Hendrix, Jade have won a special place in NZ’s music scene, as a group that can cater for both young and old, traditional and modern tastes alike, all with a musical passion that is rarely seen. They have commissioned and premiered many NZ works by composers including David Hamilton, Anthony Ritchie, Chris Adams, Jonathan Besser, Peter Scholes, Ken Young, John Elmsly and many more.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand we are Miranda Adams, violin. William Hanfling, violin. Robert Ashworth, viola, and Edith Salzmann on cello.