Stellenbosch Conservatoire News September 2020

Online Concerts
Aanlyn Konserte


For more detailed information about where to watch, when to watch, who will be performing, what will be performed please visit or follow @sukonservatorium on Instagram or like the Stellenbosch Konservatorium Facebook page.
All concerts are FREE. Donations will be gratefully received via a SnapScan or EFT.

Vir meer gedetailleerde inligting oor skakels, datums en deelnemers, word belangstellendes aangeraai om of @sukonservatorium op Instagram te besoek, of die Stellenbosch Konservatorium se Facebookbladsy.
Alle konserte is GRATIS. Skenkings deur SnapScan of elektroniese oordrag sal baie waardeer word.

Marian Lewin Tribute Concert
Suzanne Martens (violin 1)
Philip Martens (violin 2)
Karin Gaertner (viola)
Peter Martens (cello 1)
Eddie Mclean (cello 2)  

Schubert String Quintet in C major
Sun 23 Aug at 16:00 and will be available online until Sun 30 Aug
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Concert link:

Soirée Espangnole
Cameron Williams (clarinet)
Joshua Frank (guitar)

Piazzolla (Selection from) Histoire du Tango
Hugo Veldsman (*world premiere*) Duo for clarinet and guitar
De Falla (Selection from) Siete canciones populares españolas
Sun 6 Sept at 16:00 and will be available online until Sun 13 Sept
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Concert link to Vimeo platform to be provided on Instagram & Facebook closer to concert date.

In Celebration of Women
Stellenbosch University Jazz Band
Felicia Lesch (conductor)

Jazz vocalists Anneli Kamfer & Zinzi Carolissen
Jazz pianist Ramon Alexander
Poetry by Jolyn Phillips
The concert is generously supported by SAMRO and ConcertsSA
Sun 20 Sept at 16:00 and will be available online until Sun 27 Sept
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Concert link to Vimeo platform to be provided on Instagram & Facebook closer to concert date.

Trio Pastel
Liesl Stoltz (flute)
Petrus Coetzee (viola)
Jana van der Walt (harp)

Diabelli Trio for Violin, Viola and Guitar
Jongen Deux pièces en trio, Op. 80
Matthijs van Dijk The Moment of Parting *world premiere
Debussy Bergamasque: No. 1 Prélude & No. 3 Claire de Lune
Lefebvre Ballade
Sun 4 Oct at 16:00 and will be available online until Sunday 11 October
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Concert link to Vimeo platform to be provided on Instagram & Facebook closer to concert date.

Nina Schumann
Luis Magalhães

Liszt B minor Sonata S.178
Alexander Johnson Jazz Impromptu 1
Sun 18 Oct at 16:00 and will be available online until Sun 25 Oct
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Concert link to Vimeo platform to be provided on Instagram & Facebook closer to concert date.

Reflections and Illuminations
Minette du Toit-Pearce (mezzo soprano)
Phillippus Hugo (piano)
Sunday Kelechi (cello)

Works by Strauss, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Brahms, Fauré, Antoni Schonken
Sun 1 Nov at 16:00 and will be available online until Sun 8 Nov
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Concert link to Vimeo platform to be provided on Instagram & Facebook closer to concert date.

Young Rising Star
Lynn Rudolph (viola)
José Dias (piano)

Bach Prelude and Allegro from Suite V in c minor
Nadia Boulanger Trois Pieces
Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata
Hendrik Hofmeyr Amar(tan)go
Sun 15 Nov at 16:00 and will be available online until Sun 22 Nov
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Concert link to Vimeo platform to be provided on Instagram & Facebook closer to concert date.

Marcussen Organ 40th Anniversary
Mario Nell (organ)
Lauren Dasappa (soprano)

Bach Prelude in E flat Major, BWV 552
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate, K 165
Surendran Reddy Toccata for Madiba
Sun 29 Nov at 16:00 and will be available online until Sun 6 Dec
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Concert link to Vimeo platform to be provided on Instagram & Facebook closer to concert date.

Donations towards supporting the Onliner Endler Concert Series are also welcomed via EFT.

Skenkings, deur elektroniese oordag, ter ondersteuning van die Aanlyn Endler Konsertreeks, sal ook verwelkom word.

Banking details | Bankbesonderhede:

Stellenbosch University
Standard Bank
Cheque account no. 073006955
Branch code: 050610
Please use this donation reference no. R767–5373

Dates to diarize
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kykNET broadcasts 2020 Toyota US Woordfees
ALL concerts are on Channel 144
Sundays at 10:30

LGT Young Soloists
Alexander Gilman (Artistic Director)
Miclen LaiPang (violin, USA)
Otoha Tabata (viola, Japan)
Luka Coetzee (cello, South Africa/Canada)
Katherine Yoon (violin, South Korea)
LGT Young Soloists String Ensemble

Holst St. Pauls Suite
Beethoven arr. Paul Struck Kreutzer Sonata for violin and strings
Hindemith Trauermusik for viola and strings
P.I. Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso Op. 62 for cello and strings
Piazzolla arr. Paul Struck Le Grand Tango for violin and strings
10:30, Sun 23 Aug
Channel 144

Finding | Being
Megan-Geoffrey Prins (piano | klavier)
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57
Malcolm Dedman Four Kinds of Love
Arthur Feder Finding – Being
Tchaikovsky arr. M Pletnev The Nutcracker
10:30, Sun 30 Aug*
Please note the change of date here*

Channel 144


Students & Alumni featured in August included:
Studente & Alumni wat in Augustus opgetree het, sluit in:
Owen Dalton, composer
Severian Steingaszner, composer, piano
David Cyster, clarinet
Brent January, guitar
Rosemarie Lemmer, piano
Hugo Veldsman, composer, guitar, vocals (Alumni)


Lecturers featured in August included:
Dosente wat in Augustus opgetree het, sluit in:

Danell Müller, music education
Ncebakazi Mnukwana, Ethnomusicology
Martin Berger, Choral Conducting


Click here to view our most recent #throwbackthursday with excerpts from:
Kliek hier om ons jongste #throwbackthursday te ervaar:

  • Encore for National Saxophone Symposium 2019, University of Stellenbosch Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Rik Ghesquière, guest conductor, Matthew Lombard, Liam Burden, Cailin Rabie, Rikus Coetsee – saxophone soloists. 31 August 2019, Endler Hall, Stellenbosch Endler Concert Series Here
  • Mountain Shade – Sibongile Khumalo & Moses Taiwa Molelekwa. Stellenbosch University Jazz Band ,Felicia Lesch, conductor, Tutu Puoane, soloist. SU Jazz Band celebrates Women’s Month Endler Hall, Stellenbosch Endler Concert Series 16 August 2019 Hier
  • Please hit the SUBSCRIBE button for our YouTube channel titled sukonservatorium
    Druk asseblief daardie SUBSCRIBE-knoppie vir ons YouTube-kanaal sukonservatorium.



SICMF awards fine cello

This fine cello and bow will be awarded to a cello student who has attended the SICMF and who is not in the financial position to purchase a fine instrument and bow themselves. The cello and bow are estimated to be worth around R100 000 and students wishing to be considered for this award must email a letter of motivation to either Graham du Plessis or SICMF Director Peter Martens Motivations must be received on or before 31 August 2020.

Hierdie pragtige tjello en strykstok sal geskenk word aan ‘n tjellostudent wat die SICMF bygewoon het en wat nie in ‘n finansiële posisie is om self ‘n instrument te kan bekostig nie. Die tjello en strykstok is ongeveer R100 000 werd. Studente wat vir die skenking in aanmerking geneem wil word, moet ‘n voor of op 31 Augustus 2020 ‘n motiveringsbrief stuur aan Graham du Plessis,, of aan SCIMF-direkteur Peter Martens,

Coming soon


The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) is the focal point of this year’s first online Klein Karoo Klassique concert series.  CPO musicians will perform three of four concerts on Thursdays from August 27 to September 10, with the Charl du Plessis Trio performing on September 17.

“Although the 12th Klein Karoo Klassique, Oudtshoorn’s winter festival of classical music, art, food and wine could not be presented as planned this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are very excited to announce the programme for our very first digital Klein Karoo Klassique Concert Series,” says Hugo Theart, Artistic Director of Klein Karoo Klassique.

“The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the oldest collaborators of Klassique, forms an integral part of this online festival.  This Concert Series is specially designed to create the winter magic our supporters usually get this time of year. Having the CPO back with us is like going back to our roots”, Theart says.

The Beethoven Triple Concerto, a version transcribed for just piano, violin and cello and recorded on three continents with principal cello Peter Martens in Cape Town, pianist Bryan Wallick in the US and violinist Frank Stadler in Austria  will be online on August 27; two Mozart Octets for Wind Instruments, K 375 and 388 on September 3 and the Gounod Petite Symphonie for Wind Nonet on Sept 10. The works for the wind instruments were recorded at the Norval Foundation in Tokai, Cape Town.

“Klassique has always been close to the heart of the orchestra and we are delighted to collaborate again, this time with works specially recorded under social distancing constraints in Cape Town, for the most part”, says Louis Heyneman, CEO of the CPO.

The recording on three continents of the Beethoven transcription was the idea of the CPO’s principal cello, Peter Martens. Recording remotely was one thing, on three continents another. “Both pianist Bryan Wallick now teaching in Colorado, and violinist Frank Stadler, who is concertmaster of the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, immediately shared my enthusiasm, and we recorded – first Bryan, then me, then Frank – within days of each other in three different cities. Videographer Julian Emdon has done an amazing job in Cape Town to mould the three individual voices into the whole they were envisaged to be”, says Martens.

For Wallick, it was exciting to work on this project. “It is something new and completely different to any other online concerts and videos available during this time of Covid-19. Working with artists on three different continents is challenging, yet something which I hope will yield a fulfilling demonstration of what is possible with today’s innovative technologies.”

For Frank Stadler, “Music-making is as essential for ourselves as it is for the audience. Being part of the Beethoven Triple project is satisfying beyond price; it brings back so many of the aspects of a fulfilled musician’s life: studying and playing the music, exchanging it with wonderful colleagues and sharing the result with a large audience.”
Simon Ball, the CPO’s associate principal bassoon, was the dreamer behind the Wind Octets. According to Ball, these three pieces are gems, and so often fall through the cracks because they are too small for orchestral organisations to worry about and too big (too expensive) for chamber music societies. “Once we had the Mozart octets with two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons and two horns, it just made sense to bring in our principal flute Gabriele von Dürckheim and programme the Gounod, part of which is considered to be basically an aria for flute”, he concludes.

The concert on September 17 by the Charl du Plessis Trio, one of the most successful crossover ensembles in South Africa, was recorded in the spectacular St. Georg Church, at the 2017 Festival Musikdorf in Ernen, Switzerland. The programme consists of J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, as well as a new creation by Du Plessis: a suite that combines music from Bach with jazz favourites. This suite includes Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme, two parts from Anna Magdalena Notenbüchlein, Take the A Train and Chick Corea’s well-known Spain. The Charl du Plessis Trio comprises Du Plessis (piano), Werner Spies (bass) and Hugo Radyn (drums).

Tickets from Quicket HERE

Each concert will be available from 18:00 on the Thursday until midnight the following Monday, and performances can be viewed more than once during this time.

The complete line-up:
·         27 August: Beethoven Triple Concerto
·         3 September: Mozart Wind Octets
·         10  September: Gounod’s Petite Symphonie
·         17 September: Charl du Plessis Trio in Ernen

A Klassique Package is available at R300 for all four concerts, or tickets can be bought for individual concerts at R100 each for Beethoven, Mozart and the Charl du Plessis Trio, and R75 for Gounod.

For more information visit or keep an eye on the festival’s social media platforms.
Enquiries: Hugo Theart /  / 083 324 2445
Shirley de Kock Gueller / / 071 318 1495 

Concerts Connect
presents the CPO Wind Quintet with pianist Pieter Grobler
Gabrielle von Dürckheim (flute), Lisa White (oboe), Daniel Prozesky (clarinet), Simon Ball (bassoon), Caroline Prozesky (french horn) and Pieter Grobler (piano)
Poulenc Sextet
Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Quintet in B-flat major

Sun, 30 Aug
The stream will start at 15:30 with an introduction to the venue, the artists and partner organisations.
The concert will start at 16:00.
Streamed from Moondance Villa in Cape Town

Tickets are available on Quicket and can be bought in support of any of the partner societies or concert series: Cape Town Concert Series, kayTee Soirées, the Montagu Music Society, Overstrand Arts/Kunste, and the PE Music Society.

For more information visit or contact Brent Reynolds at or 082 415 0228.

Vir meer inligting besoek of skakel met Brent Reynolds by of 082 415 0228.