Generous donations from New Zealanders just like you have been helping us achieve our vision for communities across New Zealand to value and engage with live chamber music, since 1950.


Together, we’ve brought outstanding world-class artists to concert halls across New Zealand. These performances sit alongside our community and education programmes that offer exceptional opportunities for children, students, and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities to experience the magic of music.

Together, we have helped encourage, support and develop young musicians through our Chamber Music Contest and education concerts. We’ve taken concert experiences into the community, provided memorable musical experiences for people with disabilities and enabled visually impaired concert goers to enjoy music through touch tours and audio described concerts.

Without Chamber Music New Zealand, I wouldn’t have had a pathway. From the Contest to uni to touring concerts to coaching others… Lots of threads have touched my life. I highly rate CMNZ’s influence on my life.

– Liam Wooding

Liam Wooding, up and coming pianist, has recently completed touring for CMNZ through our Regional series and is a prime example of the impact your support has on the life of a young musician in New Zealand.

Liam grew up in Whanganui where his music teachers took students to classical concerts. In high school he was first exposed to CMNZ’s flagship event: the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.

“The Contest was my first real in-road into classical music and learning what it’s like to play with others” Liam says. “There was a real sense of innate connection, of tūrangawaewae… and I’ve been hooked ever since.”

Every donation helps Chamber Music New Zealand to continue to nurture the love and understanding of music, to create remarkable experiences throughout Aotearoa and support local performers and composers.

The support of individuals like you helps us to fulfil our mission to nurture the love and understanding of music, create remarkable experiences throughout Aotearoa, foster live music by solo performers and small ensembles, as well as encourage and support New Zealand performers and composers.

As a not-for-profit charity, we rely on donations and support from loyal chamber music lovers. While Creative New Zealand provides approximately a third of our funding and ticket revenue up to a third, we rely on the support from our donors, partners, sponsors and funders to bring to life all that we do.

All gifts to Chamber Music New Zealand have a positive impact on the community through the magic of music nourishing both young artists, and the audiences of the future. Please join us and make a donation today.


Founders’ Circle Members

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Sonia Cameron
Ross and Susan Currie
Graeme Edwards
Joy Kittow
The Late Arnold and Reka Solomons
The Estate of Jenni Caldwell
The Estate of Aileen Claridge
The Estate of Dale Densem
The Estate of Walter Freitag
The Estate of Chrisne Gunn
The Estate of Audrey Ann Harden
The Estate of Warwick Gordon Harris
The Estate of Marian Holt
The Estate of Joan Kerr
The Estate of Kathleen Marie Lockey
The Estate of Dawn Oaten
The Estate of Monica Taylor

Deane Endowment Trust
Professor Jack C Richards


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Adam Foundation
Peter Diessl
John and Trish Gribben
David and Hilary Hunt
Reka Solomons
Alison Thomson


Roger and Catherine Taylor
Turnovsky Endowment Trust


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Roger and Joanna Booth
Rick and Lorraine Christie
Stephen De Pledge
Peng Fan
Peter and Annabel Graham
Laurie Greig
Barbara Hercus
David and Heather Hutton
Roger King
Fraser and Linda Macfarlane
Bryony MacMillan
Elizabeth McLeay
John Nankervis
B Peddie
Roger Reynolds
Peter and Juliet Rowe
Ann Trotter
Anna Wilson
Bruce Wilson and Ms Jill White
Ann Wylie
David Zwartz


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Eileen Bass
Philippa Bates
Janet Blackman
Anne Bonning
John Boscawen
Sarah Buist
Bernard and Kay Card
Bronwen Chang
Colin Cheyne
Roger Christmas
Graeme Conning
Donald Cullington
Jonathan Cweorth
John Doogue
Gaye Duffill
Eric Espiner
Tom and Kay Farrar
Mark Hickman
Colin Knox and Ms Helene Wong
Caroline List
Anne McAloon
Miles Rogers
Auke and Elizabeth Smaal
Mary Smit
Barry and Catherine Smith
Judith Trotter
Livia Zulauf-Wittmann

Founders’ Circle Members have included a gift to CMNZ in their will.

Ensemble: $10,000+
Octet: $5,000 – $9,999
Quintet: $2,500 – $4,999
Quartet: $1,000 – $2,499
Trio: $500 – $999

The above list includes donations between April 2021 and April 2022