The Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust was founded in 2013 as a way to make classical and contemporary music more available to youth.
We want every young person to be able to access the best quality music education and enjoy a positive orchestral experience regardless of their socio-economic status.
Mauria te Pono - Believe in yourself
At Virtuoso Strings, we seek to create a thriving and supportive environment which nurtures the talent of all young students, helping them develop strong peer and community connections and build an enduring sense of self-worth.
It is our hope that every orchestra in the country will become a true reflection of the socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic diversity of New Zealand. We believe all aspiring young musicians should be able to dream big and have role models they can relate to.
Me Ako Tonu - Keep Learning
The Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust aims to generate social benefit through an accessible, inclusive and holistic music education programme.
- Instruments and tuition are provided to students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate.
- All socio-economically disadvantaged youth can join a Virtuoso Strings music programme.
- Virtuoso Strings Orchestra, based in Cannons Creek, is open to all young people from the wider Wellington region.