SIC Showcase

The String Quartet Showcase aims to share the love and beauty of the string quartet with young string players in Auckland, guiding and encouraging musicians at this level to discover the heart of chamber music.


We were inspired to hold this showcase after seeing the string quartet losing ground, and we would like to turn that around by providing an opportunity for string quartets to perform in a professional environment. All participants will get the opportunity to receive coaching from some of the top string players in New Zealand, as well as performing in the UoA School of Music Theatre.

Joining Cath and her husband Alan are Miranda Adams and Robert Ashworth from the APO and the Jade String Quartet, James Yoo from the University of Auckland and the Jade String Quartet, Mark Bennett from the University of Auckland, and violinists and teachers John Thomson and Brecon Carter.


Important Dates

  • 10 December: Early Bird Entries Close
  • February: Early Bird Coaching
  • 1 March: All Entries Close
  • March-April: Coaching for all quartets
  • May 14: Showcase concert & Final concert



How to Enter

Form a string quartet and choose a piece of string quartet music that is under 15 mins!

APPLY HERE by clicking the link or filling out the form attached, or sending it to before March 1st or before December 10th for earlybird coaching.

All groups must be traditional string quartets, comprised of 2 violins, viola and cello. Participants must be high school students, with exceptions being considered on a case by case basis. Groups can have students from more than 1 school. SIC may be able to lend an instrument to participants who are lacking violas or cellos.

Featuring: Strings on Streets!