Cape Town Concert Series: 2017 (Season 1)

The Cape Town Concert Series, one of South Africa’s leading chamber music presenters, kicks off the first season of 2017 with top local and international performers.

On Saturday 25 February, pianist Daniel Ciobanu performs works from composers including Chopin, Mussorgsky, and Prokofiev. Ciobanu came to South Africa in 2016 and won first prize at the UNISA International Piano Competition. During his Bachelor and Masters Studies in Scotland, he also won all the major internal piano competitions held between the students in the conservatoire, being the first pupil to achieve such an honour.

On Saturday 25 March, pianist Maria Baranova accompanies violinist Andrey Baranov, winner of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in 2012. The brother and sister will perform works from composers including Tchaikovsky, Paganini, and Ravel.

On Saturday 22 April, pianist Petronel Malan performs works from composers including Mozart, Heller, and Rachmaninov. As a multiple Grammy nominee and gold medalist of several international piano competitions, she continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.

On Saturday 13 May, violinist David Juritz performs. In 2014, he initiated the ‘All Beethoven String Quartets’ project with the Amici String Quartet with plans to perform all the Beethoven string quartets over a series of visits to South Africa. He performs with fellow musicians Suzanne and Peter Martens and Karen Gaertner.

On Saturday 13 June, pianist Annalien Ball accompanies violinist Philippe Graffin. He is founder and artistic director of the “Consonances”, a chamber music festival held in St Nazaire, France, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015. He has also written a short children’s story for violin and narrator, illustrated with musical excerpts by Mozart, Paganini, Kreisler, and Ravel.

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