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10 Questions: Elyse Dalabakis

New Zealand String Quartet
April 25, 2018

"Our new Marketing Administrator, Elyse Dalabakis, talks about her background in the USA and moving to NZ, her experience as an active violist and performance scholar, juggling her busy lifestyle and what she enjoys most about her new role with the New Zealand String Quartet."

Review: The Troubadour Quartet

Rotorua Daily Post, Hanno Fairburn
July 17, 2017

"This performance by the newly-formed string quartet was the first of a four-concert tour, and it was immediately apparent that they would live up to their name as a group of wandering minstrels who entertained arrestingly."

Love for Viola

From RNZ's Upbeat, 1:00 pm
January 25 2017

New Zealand plays host to the 44th International Viola Congress this September. Organiser Donald Maurice and congress manager Elyse Dalabakis explain why they’ve decided to bring it to Wellington. The Congress is usually held in Europe and aims to promote the often neglected instrument. One of the visiting guests will be star Russian-Italian violist Anna Serova.

Viola central to an interesting programme of student performances from three centuries

By Rosemary Collier
May 25, 2016

"...the dark, mellow tone of Elyse Dalabakis’s in the Bruch work... both musicians brought off a difficult work in fine style."


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