ALSO CONDUCTOR TIDBOALD TURNS 90 • BRANDON PHILLIPS, CPO’S RESIDENT CONDUCTOR • MUSICAL TALENT AT HUGO LAMBRECHTS MUSIC CENTRE • GILMAN RETURNS TO THE CPO • THE 11TH CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL
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WELCOME A new concert grand; Gilman returns
NOTES Two are turning 90; Brandon Phillips
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BEHIND THE MUSIC Rodney Trudgeon and Fine Music Radio
FEATURE A profile of piano virtuoso Paul Lewis
CALENDAR A schedule of the new concert seasons
BOOKINGS How to book your concert tickets
he prohibitive cost of a new grand piano has prevented us from replacing our Steinway Grand Piano in the City Hall for many years. The piano has served us well for more than 30 years, and some of our prominent visiting pianists have gently reminded us that our beloved Steinway has reached the end of its momentous and significant life as part of Cape Town’s concert life. So, we finally took the plunge and ordered a brand new Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand. And we are proud that our own François du Toit visited the world’s foremost piano factory in Hamburg, Germany, to choose the new instrument.
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When you order a new Steinway, the factory invites the purchaser to hand-select a new one from their showroom. They insist that each masterpiece has its own tone quality, and François chose one that would best complement the rich acoustics of the City Hall. Naspers has generously donated the first R700 000; we have embarked on a major fundraising drive to “sell” each of the 88 keys to patrons and supporters for R18 000 per key. Each donor will receive a numbered and signed double DVD of François’ live recording of the five Beethoven Piano Concertos recorded at the last festival in the City Hall. After the usual acclimatisation, the piano will be inaugurated in January 2017.
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German violinist Alexander Gilman has a special bond with Cape Town and the musicians of the CPO
He was lucky, he says, to gain performance opportunities, and wanted to share them with others. In 2013, then just 30, he formed an association with
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Alexander Gilman is delighted to be returning to the Mother City. “Recording my CD of Korngold, Barber, Waxman and Williams with the CPO and Perry So was probably the most exciting project in my professional career,” he says. “Usually I am never happy with my playing and always have lots to criticise, but I am so much in love with this CD. The orchestra sounds amazing! Then, winning one of the most independent music prizes in the world – the Diapason d’Or – was incredible, and a confirmation of the fantastic work done by all.”
“Recording my CD of the Korngold and Barber concertos with the CPO and Perry So was probably the most exciting project in my professional career. I am so much in love with this CD.”
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LGT Private Bank in Lichtenstein, and together they founded the LGT Young Soloists. “The goal of the LGT Young Soloists is to give highly gifted young musicians the unique possibility to perform regularly with orchestras as soloists on stages worldwide to gain experience,” Gilman explains. “They learn what it means to be a professional musician, how it is to be on a big stage, how to communicate with others and how to learn not to be nervous in concerts. And of course, they grow their repertoire.” His success has been enormous. Gilman’s youth orchestra is the first to record on the RCA Red Seal/Sony Music label, and a DVD will be released in 2017. Gilman is supported by two very gifted young musicians, violinist David Nebel and cellist Danielle Akta, in a concert in the autumn season, and hopefully will record it later with the CPO.
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Celebrating a legend David Tidboald, one of South Africa’s most prominent conductors, turned 90 in September Conductor David Tidboald has made an enormous footprint on the South African music scene since his arrival in Cape Town in the late 1950s. Tidboald had joined the Royal Navy for the latter part of the war, studied conducting in Berlin and piano at the London College of Music. Then, in November 1957, he conducted the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra for the first time and three years later was appointed its orchestral director. In 1959, he was appointed lecturer in conducting at the SA College of Music. In the 1960s, he returned to the UK to conduct major British orchestras, continuing to visit and conduct in Cape Town. In 1970, he was appointed music director
From top left, clockwise: Deon Irish, Louis Heyneman, Peter Klatzow, Tony Kuhnert, Richard Markham, David Nettle, the late Lionel Bowman, Guy Carter, David Tidboald, Deon Knobel and Owen Murray. Taken in Bowman’s apartment around the time of Nettle and Markham’s Cape Town debut in 1992.
of the proposed new Cape Town Performing Arts Board (CAPAB) Orchestra, recruiting 45 players. He remained with CAPAB until 1981, simultaneously guest conducting the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and other South African orchestras. During this period, he introduced what is now the Annual Youth Music Festival, which has taken place every year since.
He launched a similar festival in Durban. In 1983 he established the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic and in 1989 became its conductor laureate. We thank David Tidboald for his contribution to music in South Africa, congratulate him on this milestone and wish him many more years of good health.
WE SALUTE THE FIRST LADY OF VOLUNTEERS
The CPO’s resident conductor Brandon Phillips never rests
Ruth Allen, former Chairman of the Friends of Orchestral Music, celebrates her 90th birthday and a lifetime of giving
Keeping a diary has never been that important to Brandon Phillips, the CPO’s resident conductor. It certainly is now. In addition to being resident conductor, he is also the artistic director of the CPYO and the CPO’s principal bassoon. His busy schedule includes weekly rehearsals for the CPYO and the attendant performances, ten CPO concerts a year as well as numerous other engagements, such as the Artscape Youth Music Festival, the annual Kirstenbosch Summer Concert and RMB Starlight Classics, ballets, oratorios and adjudication duties. He has won numerous music competitions and in 2012 Phillips received the prestigious Outstanding Achievements by the Youth award from Minister of Arts and Culture Ivan Meyer. Phillips’ wife, Laeticia, and their baby girl, Skylar, enhance his life, but also add more challenges. “I now have to focus on my family while making time for my career,” Phillips explains. Added to this, Phillips teaches conducting privately and will launch the CPYO’s outreach conducting studio in 2017.
Phillips is a multi-talented and passionate musician. Not only did he study the bassoon, but he also plays strings, brass and sings. Born in Mitchell’s Plain in 1980, he learned the recorder in the New Apostolic Church, which has been his grounding ever since. From the recorder, he grew into the flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, euphonium, viola, cello, violin and guitar. Winning the inaugural Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition in 2010 was a highlight of Phillips’ career. “It gave me much more podium time, especially with the CPO,” says Phillips. “I was also fortunate to be appointed as artistic director and conductor of the CPYO a few months after returning from studying in the US with Victor Yampolsky, when I was also an intern at the Philadelphia Orchestra. Having a youth orchestra at my fingertips allows me to practise the art of conducting.”
When Ruth was 25, she left Johannesburg and an advertising agency job for the UK with little more than a sewing machine, a huge spirit of adventure and chutzpah, which were to serve her well in coming years. Only a year later, a marriage proposal brought her back to South Africa, where she returned to advertising. In 1956, Ruth and her husband John moved to Somerset West. She ventured into the world of art, studying sculpture, life drawing and painting parttime, and began what became a prodigious art collection. She also developed an abiding interest in gardening, starting her own horticultural business. In the 1960s, Ruth joined the CTSO’s Development Committee, which ultimately became the Friends of Orchestral Music. This was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, which has lasted more than 50 years and has seen her as chairman of the CTSO club, Friends of the CTPO and Friends of Orchestral Music, where she has also been deputy chairman.
Ruth Allen (centre) with friends across the generations. From left: Bernhard Gueller, François du Toit, Tony Kuhnert and Shirley Parkfelt.
The CPO’s chief executive, Louis Heyneman, said: “An orchestra is only as successful as its audience. Without cornerstones and pillars in place, a longterm concert culture cannot be built. For more than 50 years, Ruth Allen has been one of those important pillars in Cape Town’s concert community. I cannot imagine a symphony concert without her.”
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Behind the music
THE HUGO LAMBRECHTS MUSIC CENTRE IS NURTURING MUSICAL ACHIEVERS IN THE CAPE
The Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre (HLMC) in Parow, founded in 1986, places a strong emphasis on the importance of collective music making, a sentiment shared with the CPO. “We feel extremely privileged to be teaching talented pupils from all areas of the Western Cape,” says director Leonore Ehlers. “To nurture their musical talent, to look at the holistic development of all and to see them grow into professional musicians or the concert goers of the future is our collective goal.” With 13 full-time teachers and 16 part-time instrumental specialists, 500 plus students at the music centre are taught weekly and
BROADCASTING THE BEST FINE MUSIC RADIO IS A STALWART OF THE CAPE TOWN CLASSICAL MUSIC SCENE Twenty-one years ago, Fine Music Radio (FMR) went live, forging a partnership with the CPO that has strengthened over the years. Since those first heady days at Longkloof Studios, FMR entrenched itself in Cape Town’s psyche as the go-to station for classical music and jazz. FMR’s vision has been to uplift, inspire and entertain its listeners by broadcasting quality classical and jazz music and presenting cultural and artistic content. It also keeps listeners informed of current
feed into five string orchestras, three wind bands and a full symphony orchestra. A large portion of the music centre’s student base comes from five development projects from schools in Blue Downs, Delft, Kalksteenfontein and two in Belhar. The success of these students is embodied in musicians like Tarren Pedro, formerly principal bassoon in the CPYO. While at the HLMC, Tarren was supported by the Adopta-Muzo initiative which was established in 2009 by the Hugo Lambrechts Trust to help talented students achieve their goals and dreams through financial assistance. Youth development initiatives such as the annual Hugo Lambrechts Concerto Festival afford young musicians from around the country the opportunity to perform as soloists with the Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra. Soloists such as Jeffrey Armstrong (violin), Lisa Britz (harp), Tarren Pedro (bassoon) and Leo Gevisser (piano and violin) have over the years been affiliated to both the CPYO and the HLMC. Another initiative which takes place at the HLMC is the annual String Orchestras Festival where the CPYO has been an invited guest since 2011. Evidence of the collaboration between the two organisations can be found in the fact that many leading players in the CPYO and CPYWE started off at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre. Laurika Steenkamp, Youth Development and Education Manager of the CPO, says without the training given to young musicians by the HLMC’s dedicated teaching staff, the CPO and its youth orchestras would be much the poorer.
events in and around Cape Town, and the CPO’s concerts are actively promoted through paid advertising and interviews with artists on Cape Diary. Says station manager Mark Jennings: “It is both our privilege and duty to inspire our listeners to develop a deeper understanding, appreciation and love of classical music and jazz. Most importantly, we are growing with a new generation who have been raised on FMR.” In February 2016, FMR, now based in the foyer of Artscape, raised the bar and included live broadcasts of symphony concerts from the City Hall on 101.3 FM and on the internet at www.fmr.co.za.
Portrait by FOM member Francisca Louw.
A FAMILIAR VOICE TO THOSE WHO HAVE A PASSION FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC, RODNEY TRUDGEON HAS BECOME A BELOVED FIGURE IN THE MUSICAL WORLD It takes a lot of courage to leave your comfort zone after 30 years, but that’s what Rodney Trudgeon did ten years ago when he joined Fine Music Radio (FMR). It was a vote of confidence in FMR, then just 10 years old, for the veteran broadcaster, who had already spent 25 years with the SABC and another five with Classic FM in Johannesburg. But his mission in life had always been to promote classical music and make it accessible to as many people as possible, and FMR embodied this.
“I love all forms of music from chamber to opera and ballet, with symphony in between.” In 1976 he joined the SABC in Johannesburg and later worked with master broadcasters like Stephen O’Reilly, David Lloyd and Paddy O’Byrne. However, over time, as the SABC slowly eschewed its links to classical music, Rodney became disenchanted, and in the year 2000 he signed on at Classic FM. In 2005, he joined FMR in Cape Town. Over the last ten years, he has been a mainstay of the station as the programme manager, presenter of Classic Breakfast four days a week, and the presenter of People of Note, the FMR Sunday night interview show focusing on the art world.
On joining FMR, Rodney began to write programme notes for the CPO, and these form the basis of the informative talks he gives before each CPO concert at the City Hall. Additionally, he presents live concert broadcasts on FMR with Waldo Buckle, reviving the experience that SABC stopped over 20 years ago. Instantly recognisable through both his voice and distinctive appearance (he usually sports a hat), he still has a strong fan base in Gauteng, and continues to present a weekly programme on Classic FM. Despite the long hours of his chosen career, Trudgeon appreciates its benefits. He has hosted music tours to Russia, France and Germany, exposing him not only to new vistas, but to some of the best concerts in the world. He has heard the Berlin Philharmonic perform live under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, and has interviewed some of the world’s greatest musicians such as Nigel Kennedy, Kiri Te Kanawa, Pretty Yende and Joshua Bell. Rodney is a great communicator, and shares his love of music widely, believing he could not have had a better life. “I love all forms of music from chamber to opera and ballet, with symphony in between,” Trudgeon says. “I have made wonderful friends. People say that Capetonians are cold, but I have made the best friends of my life here, with whom I can spend hours listening to music. I was welcomed with open arms, and it warms my heart when people thank me for working on days like Christmas Day, thanking me for sharing my enthusiasm and knowledge.”
BERNHARD GUELLER ‘BACK WHERE HE BELONGS’ Maestro Bernhard Gueller has been appointed principal guest conductor of the CPO, in the city where his musical legacy
has been present for nearly a quarter of a century.
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Musical talent often runs in the blood, but pianist Paul Lewis is a first-generation musician, captivating Cape Town with his extraordinary talent
aul Lewis is often heralded as Britain’s finest pianist; the talented musician was made a CBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours. It’s then hardly surprising that Lewis doesn’t have a lot of free time. He is so busy that he spends only four days with his family between weeks and weeks of concerts both in the UK and abroad. Therefore, Cape Town is very lucky to have him open the CPO’s 11th International Summer Music Festival on 26 January 2017 with his interpretation of the First Brahms Piano Concerto. Lewis always wanted to come to Cape Town. This desire was realised after his colleague and friend, Jack Liebeck, who played in the CPO’s 10th festival in 2016, reported back on the orchestra. For Lewis, plans and projects are often in place for years, but then, “nice things come along which are hard to resist.” The CPO is therefore delighted to be one of these nice things, and to be presenting one of the most celebrated names on the world’s stages today. Lewis didn’t come from a musical background, although his parents were very supportive when they saw his enthusiasm for the LPs and cassettes he loaned from his local library. As a child, they took him to the Liverpool Orchestra’s concerts. He was 12 when he began formal lessons, and entered the Guildhall School of Music in 1990.
He also studied privately with Austrian pianist Alfred Brendel, with whom he still maintains a close friendship. Most recently, he invited Brendel to give a talk at the Midsummer Chamber Music Festival, a weekend festival he established in the Chilterns outside London in 2009 with his wife, the Norwegian cellist Bjørg Lewis. Lewis and his wife don’t perform together often. She is almost as busy as he is with her Norwegian ensemble, the Vertavo Quartet. They did, however, perform together at the 2016 London Proms. Paul and Bjørg’s three children, aged 12, 10 and nine, play piano, cello and violin, and all have “good ears”, he says. “They may never become professional musicians, but all we want is that they enjoy music.”
Photo: Ben Ealovega
His recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas is one of the most highly prized sets of recent years Lewis is joint artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition with conductor Adam Gatehouse. They are taking over from the dynamic Dame Fanny Waterman who relinquished control of the competition she started in 1993 with her husband, Paul de Keyzer. A quick glance down the list of prize winners shows how careers are kick-started with medals from competitions. Several, like Peter Donohoe, Margarita Shevchenko and Katya Apekisheva, have played in Cape Town. Lewis was never a fan of competitions and his initial reaction when approached to take the position was to refuse it. But he reconsidered. Adding to the offering through outreach and education would be a challenge, one he is rising to with great joy. “We all need to be concerned about reaching out to those who have not had the privilege of experiencing what music can do for you,” says Lewis.
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CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL // 2017
8 PM | CITY HALL BEETHOVEN’S TRIPLE
CONDUCTOR BRANDON PHILLIPS SOLOISTS ALBIE VAN SCHALKWYK (PIANO), SAMSON DIAMOND (VIOLIN), ANMARI VAN DER WESTHUIZEN (CELLO)
SUNDAY 8 PM | CITY HALL
8 PM | CITY HALL THE MAGIC OF PAUL LEWIS
CONDUCTOR ARJAN TIEN SOLOIST PAUL LEWIS (PIANO) BERLIOZ OVERTURE, ROMAN CARNIVAL BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MINOR BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 5 IN C MINOR ARJAN TIEN, winner of the Swiss Rotary-Faller first prize in conducting, performs in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, where he works with internationallyestablished orchestras and opera companies such as Wermland Opera, the Dutch Touring Opera, Opera South, Gauteng Opera, the WDR Rundfunkorchester, the Belgrade Philharmonic and most major Dutch and South African orchestras. He was the artistic director and principal conductor of the Magogo Chamber Orchestra (2006-2012) and has recorded for many international record labels. Tien is professor at the Maastricht Conservatoire and was appointed as chief conductor of the orchestra of the Royal Dutch Navy in March 2016.
PAUL LEWIS studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before studying privately with Alfred Brendel. Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His numerous awards include the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason d’Or de l’Année, the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. With his wife, Norwegian cellist Bjørg Lewis, he is artistic director of Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival in Buckinghamshire, UK. He is also joint artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition.
BEETHOVEN FIDELIO OVERTURE BEETHOVEN CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO IN C, “TRIPLE” TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 6 IN B MINOR, “PATHÉTIQUE”
CONDUCTOR ARJAN TIEN SOLOIST JAMES GRACE (GUITAR) DEBUSSY NOCTURNES RODRIGO CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ DEBUSSY LA MER RAVEL BOLERO JAMES GRACE, one of South Africa’s leading concert artists, studied at the Royal College of Music in London and became the first guitarist in the history of the College to receive the Tagore Gold Medal, an annual award presented to the most outstanding student. After two years in Doha, Qatar, where he taught guitar at the International Music Centre, Grace returned to South Africa and was appointed Head of Classical Guitar Studies at the University of Cape Town. He recently released his fifth solo album, World Café, under his own record label, Stringwise Records.
ALBIE VAN SCHALKWYK is Associated Photo: Pal Hansen
8 PM | CITY HALL CONDUCTOR ARJAN TIEN SOLOIST JOANNA MACGREGOR (PIANO)
Professor in Piano and Chamber Music at the College of Music, UCT. He has established himself as performer in various fields over the past 30 years. He is one of the leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists in South Africa, and has also performed as a soloist with South African orchestras and regularly gives master classes for singers and accompanists.
SAMSON DIAMOND, leader of the Odeion PROKOFIEV LIEUTENANT KIJÉ SUITE SHOSTAKOVICH PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 IN F STRAVINSKY THE FIREBIRD JOANNA MACGREGOR is one of the world’s most innovative pianists. She is the Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and a Professor at the University of London, and also artistic director of Dartington International Summer School and Festival. She has released more than 30 solo recordings and appeared in 70 countries.
String Quartet at the University of the Free State, and concertmaster of the Free State Symphony Orchestra (FSSO), is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, where he obtained both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. Cellist ANMARI VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, adjunct professor at the University of the Free State, has won many prestigious competitions including the ATKV Forte Competition, the SABC Competition and the Oude Meester Competition. She has performed as soloist with major orchestras in South Africa and Europe.
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Autumn Symphony Season 2017
ALEXANDER GILMAN has performed
8 PM | CITY HALL STARS OF THE FUTURE
CONDUCTOR DANIEL BOICO SOLOISTS ALEXANDER GILMAN (VIOLIN), DAVID NEBEL (VIOLIN), DANIELLE AKTA (CELLO) RESPIGHI TRITTICO BOTTICELLIANO WAXMAN CARMEN FANTASY SARASATE NAVARRA FOR TWO VIOLINS AND ORCHESTRA TCHAIKOVSKY VARIATIONS ON A ROCOCO THEME RACHMANINOV/RESPIGHI CINQ ETUDES-TABLEAUX
in renowned concert halls around the world. He is regularly invited to international music festivals as a soloist, chamber musician and lecturer. His recordings include Theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams, recorded with the CPO and Perry So, which received the prestigious Diapason d´Or nomination. Gilman graduated from the Academy of Music in Cologne and has won many competitions in Europe. He plays a Ferdinando Gagliano violin (1795) and is a teaching assistant at the University of Zürich. Twenty-year-old violinist DAVID NEBEL, acclaimed by The Strad for his “breathtaking rendition of Ernst’s Othello Fantasy,” started to play violin at the age of five, studying from 2003 to 2009 at the Conservatory of Zürich. When he was nine, he won the Swiss Youth Music Competition (with honours) and gave a recital at the Tonhalle in Zürich. He later studied in Ticino, Vienna and Graz and now studies with Alexander Gilman. Born in Israel into a family of musicians, DANIELLE AKTA began to play the cello at age four. An active soloist from an early age, she performed with the Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov, the Israel Philharmonic, and several others in Georgia, Russia and Israel as well as at Verbier with the LGT Young Soloists. Despite being only 14, she has won several competitions and is a student of Frans Helmerson at the Barenboim-Said Music Academy in Berlin.
8 PM | CITY HALL 8 PM | CITY HALL CONDUCTOR DANIEL BOICO SOLOIST ALEXANDER GILMAN (VIOLIN)
CONDUCTOR DANIEL BOICO SOLOIST PETRONEL MALAN (PIANO)
KHACHATURIAN WALTZ FROM MASQUERADE SUITE BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D BARTÓK CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA
JS BACH/STOKOWSKI TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D MINOR, BWV 565 BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5 IN E-FLAT, “EMPEROR” MAHLER SYMPHONY NO 1, IN D, “TITAN”
Described by critics as “dynamic, vigorous, exciting and imaginative – an undisputed star who combines magnetic charisma with a skilled technique,” DANIEL BOICO is Associate Guest Conductor of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a finalist and prizewinner at the Prokofiev, Pedrotti, and Cadaques International Conducting competitions. He has conducted the New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Nürnberger Symphoniker, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony.
8 PM | CITY HALL KHACHATURIAN WITH AVIGAIL
CONDUCTOR: BRANDON PHILLIPS SOLOIST: AVIGAIL BUSHAKEVITZ (VIOLIN) KODÁLY DANCES OF GALANTA KHACHATURIAN VIOLIN CONCERTO STRAVINSKY “PETRUSHKA” (1947) AVIGAIL BUSHAKEVITZ was born in Israel and grew up in South Africa where she studied with Jack de Wet. She graduated from the Juilliard School of Music, with a Bachelor of Music in 2010 and a Master of Music in 2012. She also studied in Berlin at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music. The winner of numerous music competitions in South Africa, she regularly gives recital tours with her brother Ammiel, and they released a recording of Mozart’s Violin and Piano Sonatas. She has also played as a soloist with all the orchestras in South Africa and in Tel Aviv with the Buchmann-Mehta Orchestra. Bushakevitz is a member of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and also a First Violin in the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin.
PETRONEL MALAN’s career as recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician began following winning five gold medals at US competitions. Born in South Africa, Malan began lessons at age four with her mother, followed by Adolph Hallis, Joseph Stanford and Albie van Schalkwyk. She made her debut with the Johannesburg Symphony and won many national competitions before moving to the US, where she was awarded two graduate degrees at the University of North Texas.
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Festive Season Concerts
9:30 PM | Nederburg Wine Farm, Paarl Gates open at 5 PM NEDERBURG NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR Conductor Brandon Phillips
8 PM | Endler Hall HUBERTE RUPERT MEMORIAL CONCERT Conductor Daniel Boico Soloist Jan Hugo (piano) Bartǿk The Miraculous Mandarin Suite Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 3 Holst The Planets
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8 PM | Green Point Track Gates open at 6 PM SYMPHONIC PICNIC CONCERT Conductor Brandon Phillips
BALCONY 3 PM & 7 PM | City Hall VIENNESE NEUJAHRSKONZERT Conductor Richard Cock
8:15 PM | Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch VIENNESE NEUJAHRSKONZERT Conductor Richard Cock
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