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ANNUAL REPORT


CONTENTS AUCKLAND TOUCH TOUR – PHOTO: ANDI CROWN

From the Trust Chair

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The Chief Executive’s Overview

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CMNZ Overwiew

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2017 Statistics

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CMNZ / 2017

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Summary Financial Statements

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CMNZ in the Neighbourhood

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Partnerships and Philanthropy

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2017 Annual Report

FROM THE TRUST CHAIR Chamber Music New Zealand met its audience and boxoffice revenue targets for 2017. Given the strength of the programme that we have announced for 2018, I am optimistic that we will look back and see this year’s results as a turning point – the beginning of growth towards a sustainable future. Those audience and box office results were thanks to strong growth in single-ticket sales. This is a trend internationally and one that has an impact on our planning (making sure that every concert has a distinct appeal). Nevertheless, we greatly value our subscribers as valued members of the CMNZ family. These enlightened music lovers recognize that the CMNZ season (a year-long festival) is greater than the sum of its parts. This Annual Report records a modest operating surplus. While box office has been important in achieving this, we could not have done it without generous assistance from our supporters. We are grateful for the core funding that we receive from Creative New Zealand through their Toi Tōtora Haemata arts investment programme. We are pleased that this will increase slightly in 2018. NZCT (New Zealand Community Trust) have again provided generous support for our secondary school Chamber Music Contest.

talent alongside some outstandingly capable New Zealand musicians. We are indebted to you, too, for all that you do to sustain our education and outreach programme. Paul Baines stepped down from the Trust Board at our AGM in April. Paul has made an outstanding contribution to the Board and we were very sorry to lose his wise and richly-informed counsel. It is reassuring to know that he will continue as a trustee for the Chamber Music New Zealand Foundation. At the end of the year, Sarah Sinclair resigned from the Board after four years’ valued service. I would like to thank Paul and Sarah most sincerely for their dedication and hard work. We welcomed Bruce Phillips to the Board. Bruce, who has a strong financial background, is now Chair of our Audit and Risk Committee. I wish to thank all our trustees for their work on behalf of CMNZ – Paul, Sarah and Bruce of course, but also Quentin Hay, Gretchen La Roche, Matthew Savage, Vanessa van den Broek and Kerrin Vautier. And, in conclusion, I want to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of Peter Walls and the CMNZ staff, both in the national office in Wellington and around the country.

The Chamber Music New Zealand Foundation assisted our fundraising activities and sponsored several special projects. I would like to thank all our sponsors, the community trusts who support our work, and our generous donors. Together you make it possible for us to present top international

LLOYD WILLIAMS

CHAIR OF THE BOARD CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND

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THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S OVERVIEW One of the greatest sources of pride at Chamber Music New Zealand is that we engage with a diverse range of New Zealanders. 1250 pre-schoolers and primary school children attended our family concerts with Imani Winds. Nearly 700 children and adults with intellectual disabilities gained stimulation and pleasure from the workshops and accessible concerts that we facilitate in partnership with the IHC Foundation. Over 1650 secondary school students from all over the country participated in our NZCT Chamber Music Contest and many of those received coaching in the run up to the district rounds. University students benefited from masterclasses that we offer with great CMNZ artists. Our Matariki programme affirms that great music embraces cultural diversity. Audiences in centres as small as Motueka and as large as Auckland enjoy our concerts. CMNZ is best known as a top-quality concert presenter. Education and outreach, however, is central to our mission of nurturing the love and understanding of music. The NZCT Chamber Music Contest touches a huge number of people: dedicated teachers and parents who encourage and coach the young participants, supporters who turn up to the district rounds and the regional and national finals, and eminent professionals who adjudicate. For the first time in 2017, we asked participants to tell us about their ethnic/ cultural backgrounds and we were pleased to see that, broadly speaking, they mirrored the general population. In so many ways, the Contest presents a positive and inspiring view of young New Zealand. There was a unique aspect to our education and outreach programme in 2017. In partnership with the New Zealand School of Music and the Nelson School of music, CMNZ hosted a residential workshop in Nelson over Queen’s Birthday weekend focusing on the performance of Bach cantatas under the guidance of Maestro Masaaki Suzuki, who is acknowledged as a world authority in this area. The amazingly talented students from The Juilliard School in New York (touring for CMNZ as Juilliard415) sat side-byside with 40 participants from New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom (selected after a rigorous audition

process). We also welcomed observers to the weekend which included two concerts (one sold-out) in Nelson Cathedral. CMNZ concert activity exults in having a wide range – from the informal “Third Eye Classical Sessions” in Wellington to the superlative quality and variety of our Kaleidoscopes international series. The year began with L’Arpeggiata from Paris, who excited both early music and jazz fans. It ended with the dynamic Imani Winds, a predominantly African-American quintet on a mission to celebrate and promote the music of Latin American and African cultures. The Takács Quartet gave us the very best of string quartet performance. Sigiswald Kuijken, revered in early music circles, brought other members of his family on tour, as the Kuijken Quartet and gave three recitals of Bach solo vioin works. Michael Houstoun partnered Bella Hristova (a former winner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition) to perform Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas. Auckland and Christchurch were treated to the complete cycle in a three-concert mini festival while Wellingtonians heard the full set across five successive lunch hours in the Renouf Foyer of the Michael Fowler Centre. Across the country, just under 5000 seats were sold for this deservedly popular series. Encompass regional concerts covered a similar stylistic range from jazz ensemble The Jac to Ensemble Paladino’s authoritative early music. It would be invidious to pick favourites here, but I was charmed, for example, by Xenia Pestova’s ingenious programming – interleaving new (and mostly short) compositions with (equally short) offerings from Bach and Scarlatti. We’re all familiar with the expression “the show must go on”. Every performer and concert presenter hopes that the kind of crisis implicit in the expression just won’t happen. But it did – twice. A member of one ensemble broke an arm while another was hospitalized for a night with an unexpected medical issue. In the first instance, we were able to offer the Waikanae Music Society a replacement recital by cellist Eleanor Carter and pianist Kathryn Moseley


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MATARIKI 2017 – PHOTO: VANESSA RUSHTON

(who had toured for CMNZ in 2016). In the second instance, the remaining members of the ensemble worked out an attractive programme that they could perform without their colleague just a few hours later. Thanks to the professionalism of both performers and CMNZ staff there was no disruption to our concert schedule. The CMNZ family extends across the country with nine Concert Managers in the larger cities, District Contest Organisers in 15 centres and an army (several symphony orchestras?) of volunteers. I wish to thank these wonderful people. There are strong branch committees in Auckland (chaired by Victoria Silwood), Hawkes Bay (chaired by June Clifford), and Invercargill (chaired by Rosie Beattie). I am supported in the national office by a very talented and hard-working team. There have been no changes in 2017, though as I write I know that we will shortly be losing our Development Manager, Mandy Carian. Mandy has made a significant difference to our fundraising and I would like to thank her for that. She is supported by Virginia Close, a dedicated Development Executive. We have an outstanding Artistic team, capably led by Catherine Gibson. Within that team, Sue Jane manages the Education and Outreach programme while Jack Hobbs takes care of our regional concerts. Rachel Hardie is a very capable Operations Coordinator. Shelley Davis heads the Marketing Team who achieve excellent results with necessarily very limited resources. Shelley is assisted by Laurel Bruce (Ticketing and Database Coordinator), Alessandra Orsi (Marketing & Communications Coordinator) and Darcy Woods (Design & Print Coordinator). We are very fortunate to have Rebecca Holmes as our Business Administrator, looking after our financial affairs and making sure that the office runs smoothly. We look forward to an exciting year in 2018.

PETER WALLS ONZM

CHIEF EXECUTIVE CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND


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CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND VISION Communities across Aotearoa love, value and engage with live ensemble music

MISSION We exist to be leaders in: • nurturing the love and understanding of music • creating remarkable experiences throughout Aotearoa – international quality ‘music up close’ • fostering live music by solo performers and small ensembles • encouraging and supporting New Zealand performers and composers

VALUES We value: • Excellence – We pursue creative excellence and outstanding quality • Inclusion – We are committed to providing opportunities for all New Zealanders to be inspired by live music • Integrity – We build trust and confidence with our audiences, our artists, our funders and communities • Diverse thinking – We are open-minded and are constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve • Collaboration – We work together both internally and externally to do great things together • Sustainability – We undertake careful planning to secure the future of our environment

DRUZ’YA QUARTET – PHOTO: VANESSA RUSHTON


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2017 STATISTICS DIVERSITY

ACTIVITY & REACH NZCT CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST SEMI-FINALS (12 GROUPS, 34 MUSICIANS)

NEW ZEALAND ACTIVITY STATISTICS 60 60 3 10 3 3 21

59% European 6% Māori 35% Asian

NZCT CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST 61% 3% 31% 2% 1%

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European Māori Asian Pacific peoples Other ethnicity

3 99 6

ALL CONCERTS 40 50

New Zealand International

ENSEMBLE ORIGINS 11 40 6

New Zealand International Mixed

PERFORMER ORIGINS 40 1 12 5 1 2 26 1 2

New Zealand Australia Western Europe Eastern Europe Scandinavia UK USA Asia Israel

GENDER BALANCE: SUBSCRIPTION AND REGIONAL CONCERTS 47% Male performers 43% Female performers

CENTRES VISITED KERIKERI, WHANGAREI, WARKWORTH, AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, TAURANGA, WHAKATANE, TE AWAMUTU, ROTORUA, PUTARURU, GISBORNE, TAIHAPE, NEW PLYMOUTH, WHANGANUI, NAPIER, PALMERSTON NORTH, WAIKANAE, UPPER HUTT, LOWER HUTT, WELLINGTON, NELSON, MOTUEKA, BLENHEIM, CHRISTCHURCH, RANGIORA, OAMARU, WANAKA, CROMWELL, DUNEDIN, INVERCARGILL & GORE

Subscription concerts Regional concerts Matariki concerts Third Eye Classical Sessions Fundraising Concerts Accessible workshops/concerts Contest concerts (including, District, Regional, Semi-finals and Finals) Prelude performances from Contest ensembles Family concerts Coaching sessions for the Contest Masterclasses


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CMNZ 2017 MARCH__

NZTRIO

L’ARPEGGIATA

Justine Cormack (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Sarah Watkins (piano)

Christina Pluhar (theorbo), Céline Scheen (soprano), Vincenzo Capezzuto (alto), Gianluigi Trovesi (clarinet), Doron Sherwin (cornetto), Veronika Skuplik (Baroque violin), Eero Palviainen (archlute), Sergey Saprychev (percussion), Boris Schmidt (double bass), Francesco Turrisi (piano), Haru Kitamika (harpsichord)

Encompass tour | 5 concerts (Whangarei, Rotorua, Whanganui, Upper Hutt, Wellington)

Kaleidoscopes tour | 5 concerts (Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin)

“An exhilarating launch for both the Auckland Arts Festival’s classical programme and Chamber Music New Zealand’s upcoming season.” WILLIAM DART, NEW ZEALAND HERALD

“A brilliant start to Chamber Music New Zealand’s year.” JOHN BUTTON, DOMINION POST

APRIL__

ENSEMBLE PALADINO Eric Lamb (flute), Simone Roggen (violin), Martin Rummel (cello), James Tibbles (harpsichord/fortepiano) Kaleidoscopes & Encompass tour | 7 concerts (Palmerston North, Lower Hutt, Motueka, Timaru, Cromwell, Wanaka, Invercargill)

“This ensemble of violin, cello and piano has become over 15 years one of our finest chamber music groups through polish and passion, enriched by the intimacy of their interaction.” HANNO FAIRBURN, ROTORUA DAILY POST

MAY__

KATHRYN STOTT AND THE NEW ZEALAND STRING QUARTET Kathryn Stott (piano), Helene Pohl & Monique Lapins (violins), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello) Kaleidoscopes tour | 7 concerts (Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill) plus 2 Kathryn Stott solo recitals (New Plymouth, Napier)

“A splendid musical evening . . .” RUTH ALLISON, NELSON MAIL

“Kathryn Stott gave [the Dutilleux Piano Sonata] a performance of the utmost distinction.”

Ensemble Paladino also performed at the CMNZ Trust AGM

“For the opening concert of Chamber Music New Zealand’s 2017 Kaleidoscopes series, there can be no doubt that the glorious sounds of Ensemble Paladino proved a most satisfying choice.” STEPHEN FISHER, MANAWATU STANDARD

KATHRYN STOTT AND THE NEW ZEALAND STRING QUARTET


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THE JAC Jake Baxendale (alto saxophone), Lex French (trumpet), Chris Buckland (tenor saxophone), Matthew Allison (trombone), Callum Allardice (guitar), Daniel Milward (piano), Nick Tipping (double bass), Shaun Anderson (drums) Encompass tour | 6 concerts (Matakana, Tauranga, Lower Hutt, Blenheim, Motueka, Invercargill)

“Fantastic response from the audience, even those who were not jazz lovers appreciated the calibre of the musicians.” WARKWORTH MUSIC

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MASAAKI SUZUKI AND JUILLIARD415 Masaaki Suzuki (conductor), Rebecca Farley (soprano), Cynthia Roberts (concertmaster), Isabelle Seula Lee, Jeffrey Girton , Sarah Jane Kenner, Karen Dekker, Ūla Kinderyté, Annie Gard , Danika Paskvan (violins), Stephen Goist, Alana Youssefian (violas), Keiran Campbell, Oliver Weston (cellos), Hugo Abraham (double bass), Jonathan Slade (flute), Fiona Last, Welvin Potter (oboes), Neil Chen (bassoon), Robert Warner (harpsichord). Kaleidoscopes tour & Nelson Residency | 10 concerts (Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill)

THE NELSON BACH CANTATA RESIDENCY At the heart of the Residency were a series of workshops (rehearsals) directed by Maestro Masaaki Suzuki. Participants gained insights into his approach to Bach simply by working under his inspiring direction. There were also a number of supplementary coaching sessions for singers (taken by Ben Sosland assisted by Karen Grylls) and Cynthia Roberts. On the Sunday evening of Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Masaaki Suzuki gave a masterclass where (with the aim of including as many participants as possible) priority was given to Bach chamber works rather than to solo performers. Some items from this masterclass were selected for inclusion in the final concert. There were two concerts. Juilliard415 performed to a soldout Nelson Cathedral on Saturday night (with non-Juilliard participants able to sit in on their rehearsal that afternoon). A demonstration concert concluded the Residency with a programme made up of selections from the material studied.

‘It was such a rewarding and enlightening weekend, and the opportunity to work with both Maestro Suzuki and Juilliard415 was invaluable. It is certainly an experience that I will cherish for a long time to come . . . Once again, thank you so much for the weekend.’ (PARTICIPANT)

“I’m going out on a long limb to suggest that last night’s performance by Juilliard415 with conductor Masaaki Suzuki will become Christchurch’s most memorable classical music event of 2017”. CHRISTOPHER MOORE, THE PRESS (CHRISTCHURCH).

“At the finish a standing ovation said it all. Thank you again, Chamber Music New Zealand.” PAUL G. TAYLOR, NELSON MAIL

MEMBERS OF JUILLIARD415

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JIAN LIU

JULY__

Encompass tour | 8 concerts (Whangarei, Whanganui, Upper Hutt, Blenheim, Motueka, Timaru, Cromwell, Wanaka)

KUIJKEN QUARTET

“Outstanding playing – a huge range of touch and dynamic seemed to impress the most.”

Sigiswald Kuijken & Sara Kuijken (violins), Marleen Thiers (viola), Michel Boulanger (cello)

CHAMBER MUSIC WANGANUI

Kaleidoscopes tour | 5 concerts (Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin) plus 3 Sigiswald Kuijken solo recitals (Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington)

TO ORO O NGĀ WHETŪ – THE ECHO OF THE STARS

“This concert summed up [the Kuijken family’s] achievements in near perfect fashion”

Matariki | Wellington Region (3 concerts)

JOHN BUTTON, DOMINION POST

Ariana Tikao (singer, narrator), Alistair Fraser (Taonga Puoro), Helene Pohl & Monique Lapins (violins), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello)

“A richly intriguing evening for chamber music lovers”

“Best bloody Chamber Music NZ concert I’ve ever been to. Loved the Gareth Farr!” SYD MOORE, CMNZ SUBSCRIBER

MOYA SMITH, OTAGO DAILY TIMES

KIWA STRING QUARTET Malavika Gopal & Alan Molina (violins), Sophia Acheson (viola), Ken Ichinose (cello) Encompass tour | 3 concerts (Whanganui, Wellington, Oamaru)

TAONGA PUORO – PHOTO: VANESSA RUSHTON

“[The Kiwa Quartet] are also further proof that Whanganui audiences are not excluded when it comes to the availability of world-class live music. This makes us even more appreciative of Chamber Music concerts.” MARION DAVIDSON, RIVER CITY PRESS, WHANGANUI.

ELEANOR CARTER AND KATHRYN MOSELEY Cello & piano duo Encompass tour | 1 concert (Waikanae)


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JUILLIARD415 TOUCH TOUR – PHOTO: ANDI CROWN

THE TROUBADOURS Arna Morton & Rebecca Wang (violins), Elyse Dalabakis (viola), Anna-Marie Alloway (cello) Encompass tour | 4 concerts (Whangarei, Rotorua, Lower Hutt, Blenheim) The Troubadours also performed for a donor function in Wellington.

“Their tonal refinement, the inspiring leadership of first violin Arna Morton, and assured playing by the second violin, viola and cello revealed that this was an ensemble of considerable accomplishments.” HANNO FAIRBURN, ROTORUA DAILY POST

XENIA PESTOVA Solo piano Encompass tour | 6 concerts (Warkworth, Whakatane, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, Gore)

“This concert was all about connections: from well-crafted programming to audience participation, Xenia kept us engaged from start to finish. Her technical command was evident from the opening notes of the Debussy and throughout the concert.” FIONA MCCABE, RNZ CONCERT “UPBEAT”

XENIA PESTOVA


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AUGUST__ TOLOA FARAIMO, VIRTUOSO STRINGS QUINTET – PORIRUA

THE NZCT CHAMBER MUSIC CONTEST The NZCT Chamber Music Contest, established in its current form in 1965, is the only nationwide chamber music competition for young secondary school musicians and composers in the country and consistently attracts over 1500 student entries annually in 15 districts throughout the country from as far north as Whangarei to our southernmost district in Invercargill. Many of New Zealand’s most celebrated musicians count this competition as the springboard that helped launch their careers. The Contest has also been instrumental in building audiences for the future.

MAIA-DEAN MARTIN – WHANGAREI CONTESTANT

Each year performance standards rise and the combination of instrumentation within ensembles and works played become more varied. Wellington ensemble, the Druz’ya Quartet (Lucas Baker and Andy Yu, violins, Lauren Jack, viola, and Milo Benn, cello) were overall winners, playing Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8. Adjudicator Stephen De Pledge noted that, “The Druz’ya Quartet played with an extraordinary commitment to the piece.” Auckland-based wind ensemble Mahuta Trio was awarded the National Best Performance of a New Zealand work and the People’s Choice Award for their performance of Oboe Trio by Ben Hoadley. Buda and the Pests from Canterbury won the National KBB Music Award (for a group containing wind, brass or percussion) playing Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Senior Composition Winner was Benjamin Sneyd-Utting (Wellington) and the Junior Composition Winner was Stefenie Pickston (Auckland). CMNZ continues to present Regional Finals in Auckland (Northern), Napier (Central) and Christchurch (Southern), allowing an extra performance platform to encourage participation from the smaller centres. The National Semi-Finals took place in the historic Hunter Council Chamber at Victoria University while the Finals, attended by the Hon Christopher Finalayson (representing the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage) and the Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester, were at the Michael Fowler Centre. This concert was again broadcast by RNZ Concert and live-streamed to viewers across the world.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION – CHRISTCHURCH

PHOTOS: VANESSA RUSHTON

1630 participants nationwide 425 ensembles 184 participating schools 22 original compositions


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TAKÁCS QUARTET Edward Dusinberre & Károly Schranz (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola), András Fejér (cello) Kaleidoscopes tour | 2 concerts (Auckland, Wellington)

“The Takacs Quartet . . . are one of the finest chamber groups around, it goes without saying that it was as predictable as night following day that the playing would be absolutely superb. Nothing changes; the polish, the uncanny sense of style, that clarity of inner parts, it was all there.” JOHN BUTTON, DOMINION POST

LES BONS VIVANTS Anthony Ferner (flute), Amandine Guerin (violin), Helen Webby (harp) Encompass tour | 6 concerts (Warkworth, Tauranga, Whanganui, Blenheim, Motueka, Gore) Les Bons Vivants also performed for a donor function in Dunedin.

“A very enjoyable and accomplished performance from these three talented musicians.”

“There’s nothing quite like live chamber music. I’m not just saying this because I don’t have tickets to Ed Sheeran. There’s something magical about seeing two or more instrumentalists in musical conversation. I can’t think of a better example of this than Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano. As for our two musicians of the evening... they’re some of the best you’ll ever hear.” ISAAC SHATFORD, THE CRITIC (DUNEDIN)

WILMA AND FRIENDS Wilma Smith (violin), Caroline Henbest (viola), Alexandra Partridge (cello), Andrew Leathwick (piano) Encompass tour | 11 concerts (Whangarei, Tauranga, Rotorua, Whanganui, Waikanae, Wellington, Motueka, Christchurch, Timaru, Bannockburn, Wanaka)

“Wilma Smith and Friends delivered musicmaking of polished ensemble and idiomatic style. There was no lack of demonstrative expression when the music demanded it.” TONY RYAN, CHRISTOPHER’S CLASSICS [HTTP://WWW. CHRISTOPHERSCLASSICS.NZ/]

WARKWORTH MUSIC

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BELLA HRISTOVA AND MICHAEL HOUSTOUN Violin & piano Kaleidoscopes tour (including 3 mini-festivals*) | 16 concerts (Auckland*, New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington*, Nelson, Christchurch*, Dunedin

“... in terms of vision and achievement, this event must be a pinnacle in Chamber Music New Zealand’s 52-year history.”* WILLIAM DART, NEW ZEALAND HERALD. * Actually 67-year history.

MICHAEL AND BELLA

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IMANI WINDS

OCTOBER__

IMANI WINDS Valerie Coleman (flute), Toyin Spellman-Diaz (oboe), Mark Dover (clarinet), Jeff Scott (French horn), Monica Ellis (bassoon) Kaleidoscopes tour | 10 concerts plus 3 family/education concerts* (Auckland*, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington*, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin*, Invercargill)

“If this is the new face of chamber music, then bring it on.” ANDREW BUCHANAN-SMART, WAIKATO TIMES

“... a programme of enormous appeal from outstanding musicians, the perfect conclusion to the 2017 series” STEPHEN FISHER MANAWATU STANDARD.

AUCKLAND PIANO TRIO James Jin (violin), James sang-oh Yoo (cello), Xing Wang (piano) Encompass tour | 4 concerts (Gisborne, Waikanae, Rangiora, Gore)

“All agreed that this was an exceptional concert experience: The group had a tremendous rapport with the audience… it was as if we were part of the performance.” WAIMAKARIRI COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL FEEDBACK FORM


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SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND TRUST FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE REVENUE AND EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017 2017 $

2016 $

Revenue Revenue from exchange transactions

1.

798,317

726,318

Revenue from non-exchange transactions

2.

1,835,265

1,652,554

Other revenue

3.

17,347

15,893

2,650,929

2,394,765

Total revenue

Expenses Artistic and production expenses

4.

2,529,089

2,290,334

Administration and operating expenses

5.

102,161

99,215

2,631,250

2,389,549

Surplus/(deficit) for the period

19,679

5,216

Total comprehensive revenue and expense for the period

19,679

5,216

Total expenses

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STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS/EQUITY FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

2017 $

2016 $

246,232

241,016

19,679

5,216

265,911

246,232

2017 $

2016 $

Cash and cash equivalents

146,430

231,863

Investments

314,095

203,682

Trade and other receivables

3,024

1,899

Non-exchange receivables

25,200

24,447

Prepayments

139,747

138,687

628,496

600,578

-

5,000

32,449

55,059

1,500

-

33,949

60,059

662,445

660,637

Trade and other payables

97,775

93,103

Holiday pay provision

41,798

38,520

16,000

12,500

Deferred revenue

240,961

270,282

Total liabilities

396,534

414,405

Net assets

265,911

246,232

Accumulated revenue and expense

265,911

246,232

Total net assets/equity

265,911

246,232

Balance brought forward Total comprehensive revenue and expense for the period Closing balance

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017 Assets Current assets

Total current assets Non-current assets Prepayments Property, plant and equipment Work in progress Total non-current assets Total assets Liabilities

Non-exchange liabilities

Net assets/equity


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STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

2017

2016

$

$

Fees and subscriptions

325,559

356,316

Goods and services provided

435,137

350,493

1,785,333

1,755,399

Rental income

9,770

9,420

Interest income

13,355

9,035

(2,538,111)

(2,388,964)

(2,896)

(6,936)

28,147

84,763

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment (Acquisition)/maturity of term deposits

(3,167) (110,413)

(12,727) (102,386)

Net cash from investing activities

(113,579)

(115,113)

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(85,433)

(30,350)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year

231,863

262,213

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

146,430

231,863

(85,433)

(30,350)

Cash flows from operating activities

Grants and donations

Payments to suppliers and employees Net GST (paid)/received Net cash from operating activities

Cash flows from investing activities

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (SFS) This summary has been extracted from the Trust’s full financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, which were prepared in accordance with New Zealand Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (“NZ GAAP”). The full financial statements comply with the PBE Accounting Standards as appropriate for Tier 2 not-for-profit public benefit entities and were authorized for issue by the Trustees on 16 March 2018. The summary financial statements have been prepared in accordance with PBE FRS-43 Summary Financial Statements. The presentation currency is New Zealand dollars rounded to the nearest dollar unit. The SFS do not include all the disclosures provided in the full financial statements and cannot be expected to provide as complete an understanding as presented in the full financial statements. A copy of the full financial statements, including the Independent Auditor’s Report, may be obtained from CMNZ, L4, 75 Ghuznee St., Wellington. The auditor has audited the full financial statements of the Trust and has issued an unmodified opinion on those statements.

CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those of the previous year.  

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ANALYSIS OF STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE REVENUE AND EXPENSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

2017 $

2016 $

407,260

317,400

Fees and subscriptions

377,371

397,484

Interest, dividends and other investment revenue

13,686

9,884

-

1,550

798,317

726,318

1,319,664

1,251,363

Donations received

369,902

343,438

Sponsorship and sponsorship in-kind

145,699

57,388

-

365

1,835,265

1,652,554

17,347

15,893

Artists’ performance fees and costs

957,505

908,735

Marketing

371,539

243,673

Presentation

280,615

244,991

Transfer from administration and operating costs (90%)

919,430

892,935

2,529,089

2,290,334

32,111

41,370

Rent

60,087

60,087

Salaries and wages

743,712

713,750

Other staff costs

15,302

18,055

170,379

158,888

(919,430)

(892,935)

102,161

99,215

1. Exchange revenue Revenue from providing goods or services

Other exchange revenue Total revenue from exchange transactions 2. Non-exchange revenue Grants received

Other non-exchange revenue Total revenue from non-exchange transactions 3. Other revenue Other revenue (including rental income) 4. Artistic and production expenses

Total artistic and production 5. Administration and operating expenses Finance costs

Other administration and operating expenses Transfer to production (90%) Total administration and operating


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CMNZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD CMNZ’s education and outreach programme is a particular source of pride. It has three dimensions: informing audiences and music lovers, providing stimulation and joy to those with intellectual and physical disability, those with impaired vision, and nurturing the professional musicians of tomorrow. DEMYSTIFYING THE CONCERT EXPERIENCE The Prelude Series – pre- and occasionally post-concert talks and interviews – is designed to prepare and enrich the concert experience for our audiences. This strand of our activities has been expanding. In 2017, 43 subscription concerts were associated with a Prelude event and ten award winning contest groups played in 5 centres as part of Open Stage, in association with SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music. Additionally (and with help from the Judith Clark Memorial Fund), we have been making a series of informative “Opening the Score” videos – our digital alternative that extends access to our experts beyond the concert hall.

OUTSIDE THE CONCERT HALL Activities that take Music Up Close to a more diverse audience include our now well-established Matariki concerts, presented in association with the Wellington Museums Trust and Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua. Monthly informal “Classical Sessions” at Wellington’s The Third Eye – Tuatara Temple of Taste are attracting an enthusiastic, and predominantly young, audience. Pop-up performances took place with Virtuoso Strings Quintet during the NZCT Chamber Music Contest National Finals, and Contestentrants, The Flying Shoes at Craighead Diocesan School for Girls School, Timaru. Members of Juilliard415 gave impromptu performances on the Wellington Cable Car and during an Air New Zealand flight.

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ACCESS

MASTERCLASSES

We are immensely proud of our accessible concerts with associated workshops, particularly the mini-series that is made possible through our partnership with the IHC Foundation. In 2017 there were accessible performances at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House Plaza and at the Hohepa Community Hall, Christchurch with Les Bons Vivants; at Te Whaea in Wellington with Aroha Ensemble. Participating groups included Fairhaven and Kowhai Specialist Schools in Hawke’s Bay, the Hohepa communities in Hawke’s Bay and Christchurch, Cashmere High School Christchurch, Kimi Ora, Evans Bay and Naenae, and Hutt Valley High School Learning Support Unit.

Tertiary students benefited from masterclasses from Kathryn Stott (at Auckland University), Sigiswald Kuijken (Victoria University and at The Piano in Christchurch), Bella Hristova (Otago University), Monica Ellis and ToyinSpellman-Diaz of Imani Winds (New Zealand School of Music), Wilma Smith (Auckland and Waikato Universities) and Caroline Henbest (Waikato University). (Wilma also worked with secondary students at Burnside High in Christchurch.)

The 2016 Arts Access CNZ Arts for All Award enabled CMNZ to instigate a Facilitator Mentor Programme in which Facilitator Julian Raphael worked with mentees Chelsea Makere-Savaiinaea (Hawke’s Bay), Kimberley Wade (Christchurch) and Laura Durville (Wellington). Ensemble Paladino performed for Homai BLENNZ Auckland and The Troubadours performed for Coastal Villas Metlifecare Retirement Village, Kapiti Coast. The Auckland concert given by Juilliard415 was audio described with an accompanying touch tour.

CONTEST COACHING Nurturing the next generation of professional musicians happens through a coaching programme for ensembles who have entered the NZCT Chamber Music Contest. Thanks to the support of the Freemasons Foundation and Trinity College of Music, 99 ensembles and young composers (340 young musicians in all) received coaching in 2017.

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS CMNZ artists also gave a number workshops. The Jac gave a lunch-box concert and worked with students at Geraldine High School. Jian Liu gave a workshop at Craighead Diocesan School for Girls, Timaru, while Wellington-based trio Toru gave an informal performance at He Huarahi Tamariki Secondary School for Teen Parents in Tawa. Wild Reeds gave workshops and performed at Maraeroa School (Porirua), Glenview School (Cannons Creek), Naenae Primary, Naenae Intermediate and Taita Central School prior to the Wellington Education Concert with Imani Winds. A school resource kit was prepared for these sessions. These sessions were made possible through the generosity of Kaye and Maurice Clark, who also sponsored buses to bring children from low-decile schools to the Imani Winds young people’s concert. We provide inspiration and encouragement to the children involved in Sistema programmes (tuition based on the highly successful Venezuelan “system”) around the country. Les Bons Vivants performed for Orokohanga Music Trust (and gave a concert at Ebbet Park School) while Shauno’s Trio visited Sistema Aotearoa in Otara.

PHOTOS LEFT TO RIGHT: JULIAN RAPHAEL / REUBEN LOOI; DRUZ’YA QUARTET / VANESSA RUSHTON; MAGGIE MA / ANDI CROWN; HOHEPA RESIDENT / REUBEN LOOI; CLASSICAL SESSIONS AT THE THIRD EYE; HOLLY EVANS / VANESSA RUSHTON; JUILLIARD415 AND CMNZ AT TE HERENGA WAKA MARAE.


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L’ARPPEGGIATA

PARTNERSHIPS & PHILANTHROPY Chamber Music New Zealand’s success in 2017 was due in no small part to the generosity of our family of sponsors, funders and individual supporters. We are deeply grateful to each of you for supporting our vision. Creative New Zealand provides vital funding for general operations. For the 13th year we received generous – and, indeed, indispensable – support from NZCT for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest. We are proud of this iconic event and grateful to NZCT for making it possible. 2017 saw further growth in corporate partnerships. The University of Auckland and KBB Music continued their support of the Chamber Music Contest and we were delighted to receive support from the Todd Corporation for our 2017 touring programme. Nelson Pine Limited and J Fraser & Sons continued to assist with our Nelson and Invercargill programmes respectively. They help us enrich the cultural life of these regions. We were delighted to welcome Babich Wines, Format Print and King & Queen Hotel Suites in New Plymouth as partners. Voice Brand Agency became our official design partner during 2017. The exciting results of this partnership are evident in the 2018 season brochure and in the recently announced brand refresh. CMNZ receives invaluable support from a range of Trusts, Foundations and local government funders towards our touring season and our community and education programme. Foundation North remain generous supporters of our Auckland and Northland programmes. The Community Trust of Southland, Invercargill Licensing Trust, Eastern & Central Community Trust, Rata Foundation and Southern Trust are vital to the success of other regional programmes. Our 2017 touring programme was greatly helped by support from the Lion Foundation and Pub Charity and from the Deane Endowment Trust. Our landmark education and community outreach programme is crucially dependent on the support of the IHC Foundation (who provide for our accessible concert series), the Stout Trust, the Judith Clark Memorial Fund and The Wallace Arts Trust. Finally, Chamber Music New Zealand is indebted to the many generous and committed individuals who contribute to the success and longevity of our work.


A special thank you to all of our sponsors and funding partners. CORE FUNDER

SUPPORTING FUNDER

PREMIER PARTNERS

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

DEBUT PARTNERS Apollo Lodge Driving Miss Daisy J Fraser & Sons

KEY FUNDING PARTNERS

King & Queen Hotel Suites Michael Hill International Violin Competition Tregaskis Brown

CMNZ recognises the following funders who generously support our work.

THE CHAMBER MUSIC NEW ZEALAND FOUNDATION

FUNDING PARTNERS Bendigo Valley Foundation Community Trust of Southland Dunedin City Council Eastern & Central Community Trust First Light Foundation Four Winds Foundation Invercargill Licensing Trust Mt Wellington Foundation

NZ France Friendship Fund Nelson Regional Development Agency Otago Community Trust Pelorus Trust Pub Charity Rata Foundation The Adam Foundation The Southern Trust

Trust House Timaru District Council Trust Waikato TSB Community Trust Turnovsky Endowment Trust Wellington City Council Winton & Margaret Bear Charitable Trust


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CMNZ Annual Report 2017  

Chamber Music New Zealand Annual Report 2017

CMNZ Annual Report 2017  

Chamber Music New Zealand Annual Report 2017

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