- Established: 1999
“… all the performances were staggeringly fine; a timely reminder of just what the dedicated professionals of Stroma have to offer in the fertile world of twentieth (and twenty-first) century music.” The Dominion Post (Wellington).
With a reputation for innovative, challenging and exhilarating performances, Stroma is one of the country’s finest contemporary chamber music ensembles. Stroma comprises players from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and other freelance New Zealand players.
Formed in 1999 by Michael Norris, Bridget Douglas, Hamish McKeich and Philip Brownlee, their aim was to establish an ensemble of professional musicians performing music of our time and our country. The group also actively commissions new works, and has presented world premieres by many New Zealand composers.