News & Events

If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.

Yann Martel

16th August 2018

‘Poet at the piano’ returns to dazzle SA audiences

In September, South African music lovers will again revel in the exquisite stylings of pianist Vitaly Pisarenko during his nationwide concert tour.   Described by the New York Times as an “immensely gifted pianist … with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy”, the Russian pianist is regarded as one […]
2nd August 2018

Johannesburg Bach Choir’s Winter Concerts

Have you ever wondered what made Fauré’s music à la mode, or why Vivaldi’s vibrant and vivacious compositions very often put a spring in your step, even in the middle of a gloomy winter? To find out, we invite you to join the Johannesburg Bach Choir for the Winter Concert […]
1st August 2018

Guitarist Cinzia Milani pays tribute to Ida Presti

Italian classical guitarist Cinzia Milani, heralded globally for her graceful musicianship and expressive technique, is touring South Africa the first two weeks in August. During this return visit Milani will pay tribute to the famous French guitarist and composer Ida Presti (born Yvette Montagnon), who, in later years, performed with […]
11th June 2018

Pianist Myer feels the SA love as Gauteng beckons

Halfway through his South African tour, American pianist Spencer Myer says it’s been “thrilling” so far ahead of this weekend’s recitals in Gauteng.   This is Myer’s eighth visit to the country since winning the Unisa International Piano Competition in 2004, effectively launching his stellar international career. In addition to […]
11th June 2018

Sarita Uranovsky with “Sonatas & Romanzas”

Sarita Uranovsky, SA born violinist has compiled a romantic programme comprising sonatas and romanzas which will tug at the heart strings. Here below follows information in connection with Sarita’s upcoming recital in Bloemfontein with acclaimed collaborative pianist Annalien Ball. Sarita’s South African concert tour will draw to a close in […]
31st May 2018

SA violinist comes home to capture hearts on tour

Cape Town-born, United States-based violinist Sarita Uranovsky will return to South Africa to beguile audiences during a two-week concert tour in June. Currently living in Boston and teaching at Tufts University and Boston University, as well as serving on the faculty of MIT’s Emerson programme, Uranovsky also enjoys a thriving […]
24th May 2018

Hats off to the Geniuses!

The 14th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival taking place from 25 to 27 May 2018 in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg, will “come alive with the magical sounds of classical music” shortly. One of the highlights of the Festival will be the recital on Friday, […]
6th May 2018

Myer to weave his piano magic in SA once again

Acclaimed American pianist Spencer Myer returns to South Africa in May and June for a nationwide tour of concert recitals and orchestral performances. This month-long tour, which will be Myer’s seventh trip to South Africa since winning the Unisa International Piano Competition in 2004, will see the popular pianist performing […]
9th April 2018

Help Avanti to record their debut CD

Help Avanti record their first album enabling them to share their unique sound, plus a new commissioned work. Avanti is a young professional flute and piano duo based in Cape Town. Sally and Coila-Leah have been garnering a reputation for their sophisticated performances and seamless ensemble since 2014. Support their […]
20th March 2018

Easter Celebrations in Choral Style

On Sunday the 25th of March at 15:00 at the Deutsche Internationale Schule, 11 Sans Souci Road, Parktown, Handel’s Messiah will be presented by the Chanticleer Singers in association with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Nicolaides. Tickets can be purchased online at Computicket or by phone. Messiah (HWV 56) is […]