Chamber Music has a long history that has been preserved for many years and we strive to carry on the legacy begun by some of the key figures in CMNZ’s history including Fred Turnovsky and Arthur Hilton.
We want to increase the opportunities for you and other New Zealanders to experience inspiring chamber music.
The Foundation exists to contribute to the development and long-term sustainability of chamber music in New Zealand. We are grateful to the many donors who share our vision and support the work of CMNZ.
The income generated from the Foundation’s growing endowment fund is used to directly assist Chamber Music New Zealand’s artistic programmes, community outreach, education and the development of musicians through grants and support.
Some examples of the CMNZ programmes the Foundation’s philanthropy has contributed to include:
- Artist fees for regional concerts
- Travel scholarship for district rounds of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest
- Professional development for management staff
- Fundraising/development programme
- Prizes and awards
The Foundation also distributes smaller financial grants for special purposes including from Hamilton Chamber Music Society and Trevkel Trust Fund to assist New Zealand string instrument players to pursue their musical studies within New Zealand and overseas.