UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg Musical Society

2014

ANTON NEL piano

Saturday 1 February: 20.00

Anton Nel(in collaboration with the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival)
Anton Nel is one of SA’s most illustrious exports. During almost 4 decades of concertising, he has played with some of the world’s most important orchestras and in halls such as the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall  (USA)  the Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore halls (London)  and Suntory Hall (Tokyo). A Steinway Artist, he records intensively.

Programme:
Mozart : Sonata in D, K 311
Alan Fletcher : Green
Schumann : Sonata No 2 in G Minor
Debussy : Estampes
Beethoven : Sonata in C, Opus 53 ('Waldstein')

 

PETER BRUNS cello
ANNEGRET KUTTNER piano 

Sunday 23 February: 17.00

Peter BrunsCellist Peter Bruns ‘speaks’ through his superb Tononi cello, an instrument which once belonged to legendary cellist Pablo Casals. Hailed as ‘the new Casals’, his award-winning CDs include works by Brahms, Bach, Fauré and Schumann. His pianist wife, Annegret Kuttner, has a busy career in her own right. Together, they make a superb ensemble.

Programme
Schumann : Adagio & Allegro, Opus 70
Chopin : Sonata for Cello & Piano
Brahms ; Sonata No 3 in F Minor, Opus 99 

 

     

CHING -YUN HUA piano

Saturday 12 April : 20.00

Ching YunTaiwanese pianist Ching-Yun Hu is praised for her ‘poetic use of colour and confidently expressive phrasing’ and her ‘superstar’ stage qualities. She was over-all winner at the 2008 Rubinstein International and at the 2009 Concert Artists Guild Competition. She also garnered Best Classical Album Golden Melody Award in 2012 and her international appearances draw rave reviews.

Programme
Chopin : Sonata in B Flat Minor, Opus 35
Ravel : Gaspard de la Nuit
Granados : Two Goyescas (El Amor y la Muerte, Los requiebros)
Albeniz : Three Pieces from Iberian Suite (Evocacin, El Puerto, Triana)

 

ANTONIO POMPA-BALDI piano

Saturday 17 May : 20.00

Antonia Pompa BaldiFirst Prize winner at the important Cleveland International Piano Competition and a top prize winner at the equally prestigious Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud and Van Cliburn competitions, Antonio Pompa-Baldi performs with conductors such as Louis Lane and Stefan Sanderling, He is often heard in recital in halls such as the Salle Pleyel (Paris), Carnegie Hall (NY) and Milan’s Sala Verdi.

Programme
Liapunov : Etude, Opus 11 No 12
Chopin : Etudes, Opus 10
Liszt : Second Ballade
Liszt : Sposalizio
Liszt : Verdi's 'Ernani' (Paraphrase)
Roberto Plano : Apres une lecture de Liszt

     

HARMONIC BRASS MUNICH

Sunday 1 June: 17.00

Harmonic Brass MunichHarmonic Brass Munich (trumpets, tuba, French horn and trombone) has been dazzling audiences with their ‘addictive sound’ since 1991, when the quintet was formed. The group travels the world, entertaining audiences of all ages with their blend of technical excellence, their engaging stage presence and their creative and colorful performances.  

Programme 
Handel : Overture from The Royal Fireworks music
Bach : Fugue in G Minor
Leo Delibes : Flower Duet from his opera 'Lakme'
Ravel : Bolero
Puccini : Nesasum Dorma from Turandot
Bizet : From Carmen
Handel : Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Karl Jenkins : Palladio
Leonard Bernstein : West Side Story
Bastien Pusch : Tarantella
Astor Piazzolla : Libertango
Zequinha de Abreu : Tico Tico

 

ILYA GRINGOLTS violin
PETER LAUL piano

Saturday 21 June : 20.00

Ilya GringoltsTHE NABARRO CHAMBER CONCERT
Youngest ever winner of the ‘Premio Paganini’ International Competition (1998), Ilya Gringolts has an illustrious career performing with orchestras such as the Hallé and appearing at prestigious festivals such as the Verbier and the Lucerne. Peter Laul,  a diverse and brilliant young pianist, performs in recital at some of the world’s most important venues. A consummate chamber musician, he often partners important instrumentalists.

Programme
Dvorak : Sonata in F for Violin & Piano
Beethoven : Sonata No 9 in C Minor
Strauss : Sonata for Violin & Piano

     

COBUS DU TOIT flute
PATRICK SUTTON guitar

Saturday 16 August : 20.00

Kobus du ToitWinner of the National Wind Competition,and of the prestigious SAMRO Music Scholarship, Cobus du Toit  is currently principal flute of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra in Denver, USA.A true virtuoso on his instrument, he often partners with Patrick Sutton, a prize winner at several important guitar competitions. Both are committed to the performance of chamber music and are equally at home in the classical and contemporary genres.

Programme
Piazzolla : L'histoire du Tango
Takemitsu : Toward the Sea
Izuala : Triptico Criolla
Beaser : Mountain Songs

 

ZANNE STAPELBERG soprano
KATHLEEN TAGG piano

Saturday 20 September : 20.00

Zanne StapelbergA recipient of SA’s Best Young Opera Singer Award, Zanne Stapelberg also won the Cosmopolitan Awesome Woman Award.  She has been called ‘mesmerizing’,’ enticing’, ‘cajoling’ and ‘captivating’. Her recital of Spanish songs, heard at the recent Grahamstown Festival, was praised for its ‘fervour and alluring theatricality’. She and  Kathleen Tagg - a subtle and insightful collaborative pianist – form an impressive duo.

Programme 
Xavier Montsalvatge : Cinco Canciones
Liszt : Oh! Quand je dors
Lizst : Sonetto del Petrarca 104
Albie Louw: Selected Songs
Paul Bowles : Secret Words
Hendrik Hofmeyr : Soliary Hotel
Gershwin : Embraceable You
Samuel Barber : Promisquity
Leonard Bernstein : Extinguish My Eyes
Stapelberg & Tagg : Jy Raak my Nie Meer
Stapelberg & Tagg : Bo-Karoo Blou
Kurt Weill : Youkali
     

GEORGI ANICHENKO cello
ANASTASYA TERENKOVA piano

Saturday 11 October : 20.00

Georgi AnichenkoGeorgi Anichenko plays under the baton of maestri such as Zubin Mehta and Placido Domingo. Winner of the European Young Concert Artists Auditions, he performs frequently in the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Salle Cortot (Paris) and  Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.  Anastasya Terenkova, a top prize-winner at the Cincinnati International Piano Competition, has been called a ‘ravishing pianist’.

Programme
Schumann : Fantasiestucke Op 73
Beethoven : Cello & Piano Sonata No 3, Op 69
Rachmaninov : Sonata for Cello & Piano

 

 

ANDREI PISAREV piano

Saturday 8 November : 20:00

Andre PisarevTHE PERCY BANESHIK MEMORIAL CONCERT  
A pianist of rare artistic temperament, his performances have been called ‘unforgettable’  The influential Westdeutsche Algemeine Zeitung wrote of him: ‘Such impressive music is rarely heard’. Winner of First Prize at the Rachmaninov Piano Competition (Moscow), the Unisa Transnet Competition and the Grand Prize at the International Mozart Competition (Salzburg), Andrei Pisarev performs with the world’s leading orchestras, and his playing is consistently marked by superb musicianship and stunning technical assurance.

Programme
Tchaikovsky : Grand Sonata Opus 37
Liszt : La Vallee d'Obermann
Liszt : Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Liszt : Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Liszt : Consolation No 3
Liszt : L jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este
Liszt : Mephisto Waltz No 1

 

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