SA College of Music Programme Oct/Nov 2018

2 November 2018

Dear Friends of the College

Once again, the Schock Foundation Prize for Singing was a splendid event that showcased the singing talent at the SACM. For those who couldn’t make it, I am delighted to announce the winners in order:

First prize for ladies went to mezzo-soprano Siphokazi Molteno, who also won the audience prize. Soprano Moloko Letsoalo came second, and Denira Coleman – also a soprano – third.

Tenor Arthur Swan won the male category, with counter-tenor Sanele Mwelase coming second and Mixo Mashimbye (tenor) third. Sanele also won the audience prize.

Those who were fortunate enough to hear our François du Toit perform Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto in the City Hall last night (or broadcast live on FMR) will be interested to learn that all three finalists in this year’s Laura Searle Prize for Piano Concerto Playing are his students.

The Final Round which will take place this Tuesday 6 November at 19h30 in the Baxter Concert Hall, features the following:

 Ian Bothma

Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor

Grethe Nöthling (accompanist)

 

Kevin Kim

Chopin – Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor

Grethe Nöthing (accompanist)

 

Estelle Roux

Poulenc – Piano Concerto

Adrian More (accompanist)

 

This is the fifteenth edition of the Laura Searle Prize for

Piano Concerto Playing, which is open to all piano students at the

SACM. Part of the prize is to perform with

the UCT Symphony Orchestra next year.

 

Full Price: R75 / UCT staff: R70

Senior citizens and students: R60 / Learners: R50

UCT students with a valid student card: free at the door for selected concerts

Book at Webtickets or at the door.

 

This prestigious evening will be followed by two lunchtime concerts, also featuring piano competitions. See below for details.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Regards

Gillian Lindner

Concert Co-ordinator

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                                TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER AT 19H30

PIANO COMPETITION                                              BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE LAURA SEARLE PRIZE

FOR PIANO CONCERTO PLAYING

(FINAL ROUND)

 This is the fifteenth edition of the Laura Searle Prize for

Piano Concerto Playing, which is open to all piano students at the

SACM. Part of the prize is to perform with

the UCT Symphony Orchestra next year.

Full Price: R75 / UCT staff: R70

Senior citizens and students: R60 / Learners: R50

UCT students with a valid student card: free at the door for selected concerts

Book at Webtickets or at the door.

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                          WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER AT 13H00

PIANO COMPETITIONS                                            BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE ROBERT ANDREWS PRIZE

(FINAL ROUND)

Candidates must present a single work, or movement(s) from

a work composed in the last hundred years by a composer from

the Southern Hemisphere.

 

THE JAMES DE VILLIERS PRIZE

(FINAL ROUND)

A prize for the best performance of a Romantic work

Lunchtime concert – admission free

 

STUDENT SHOWCASE                             THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER AT 13H00

PIANO COMPETITION                                              BAXTER CONCERT HALL

THE LIONEL BOWMAN PRIZE

FOR BEETHOVEN PLAYING

(FINAL ROUND)

This competition is open to all piano students at the SACM

And the prize-winner’s recital will take place in 2019.

Lunchtime concert – admission is free

 

SACM COLLABORATION                                                            10 – 18 NOVEMBER

PIANO COMPETITION             BAXTER CONCERT HALL AND OTHER VENUES

LES AMATEURS VIRTUOSES!

A FESTIVAL OF THE PIANO FOR

INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR VIRTUOSOS

Based in Paris and other parts of the world, this will be the first time this prestigious international festival will take place on the African continent.

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the festival, with 19 Festivals to date featuring 309 concerts, 236 composers, 1 237 works and 158 artists.

This year it will take place in collaboration with the

South African College of Music, in the Baxter and other venues around the Cape.

There will be a final gala concert with the CPO on 18 November.

Watch the press for details.