The Black Quartet



Unrivalled as New Zealand’s premier string quartet, The Black Quartet are a sophisticated, versatile group of extremely talented young musicians, offering a contemporary take on this classic ensemble style.

They have collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Six60 and Ladyhawke, appeared in television commercials and accompanied Hayley Westernra, performed at Christmas in the Park and Rhythm and Vines, toured the world and composed for some of the world’s biggest brands. 

The calibre of their musicianship is matched by the cool, contemporary style and attitude they bring to their art form.

The Black, as a quartet or individually, have worked with:

Kanye West / Hayley Westenra / The Feelers / Op Shop / Ladyhawke / Six60 / Boh Runga / Eileen Page / Geoff Sewell ‘Incognito Artists’ / Moana and the Tribe / Maisey Rika / Sir Howard Morrison / Rhythm and Vines / APRA Awards / Lawrence Arabia / Paul McLaney / SJD / Brooke Fraser / Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra / Auckland Chamber Orchestra / Christmas In The Park / X Factor / NZ's Got Talent / Vodafone Music Awards / Stars In Their Eyes / Lakeside, Rotorua / Tim Beveridge shows / Operatunity tours




Beethoven - Fur Elise

Handel - Halleluia Chorus

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Kreisler - Liebeslied

Albinez - Spanish Dance

Daquin - The Cockoo

Borodin - Polovstian Dances

Dvorak - Humoresque

Handel - Bouree In G

Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin

Vivaldi - Concerto For Two Violins

Thorp - Funiculi Funicular

Corelli - Christmas Concerto

Handel - March From Scipio

Brahms - A Graceful Waltz

Bach - Air On A G String

Dilibes - Flower Duet

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Elgar - Salut D'Amore

Satie - Gymnopedie

Pachelbel - Kanon

Handel - Trumpet Volountry

Handel - Ave Maria

Ravel - Pavan

Bach - Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring

Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze

Handel - Air

Shostakovich - Romance

Borodin - Noctourne