The Cape Town Concert Series, one of South Africa’s leading chamber music presenters, kicks off the first season of 2018 with top local and international performers.
On Saturday 27 January, there will be a concert of Mozart focusing on wind ensembles, vocal, and choral music. This music is not often featured on the concert series stage and the performers will include a number of rising stars.
On Saturday 24 Februray, Daniel Röhn will join forces with François du Toit for an evening of violin and piano magic. According to the New York Concert Review, Röhn combines “technical wizardry, melting musicality, old-world style and panache, and a fair amount of historic edification in his comments”.
Tuesday 6 March,features the Signum Quartet, who has appeared at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Berliner Philharmonie, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The concert will be in collaboration with the UCT School of Music where the quartet will also be giving workshops and masterclasses.
Saturday 14 April features the The Trio Esperanza, a combination of Liesl Stoltz (flute), Polina Burdukova (cello), and Kerryn Wisniewski (piano), all critically acclaimed musicians who have been successfully performing together and separately around the country and abroad. It will be their first performance for the Cape Town Concert Series and their programme will include works by Weber, Gaubert, and Kapustin.
On Saturday 26 May, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi returns to the Concert Series. Born and raised in Italy, Pompa-Baldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999 and embarked on a career that continues to extend across five continents. The programme includes works by Hummel, Poulenc, Martucci, Piana, and Medtner.
On Saturday 16 June, the winter matinee features violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (winner of the International Jean Sibelius Violin competition and the International Fritz Kreisler Violin competition), cellist Alexander Buzlov (a favourite guest at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival and equally renowned around the world), and pianist Bryan Wallick (gold medalist of the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition). Their programme will be a romantic winter treat with works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.