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

18th October 2017

Cinzia Milani’s video gets ‘Pick-of-the-Week’ in Classical Guitar Magazine

A video of Italian classical guitarist Cinzia Milani playing ‘Danse Rythmique’ by the late, renowned French guitarist Ida Presti, recently was chosen as featured video and reviewed by Blair Jackson in the prestigious Classical Guitar Magazine. http://classicalguitarmagazine.com/video-pick-of-the-week-cinzia-milani-plays-ida-prestis-danse-rythmique/ It is widely agreed that French guitarist Ida Presti (1924–1967) was one of […]
9th October 2017

Sing, Johann Sebastian!

On Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th of October 2017, The Dome Arts Retreat will present a programme of Bach Cantatas and pieces for solo violin and continuo. Ensemble Fons Partita with visiting violinist Antoinette Lohmann from Amsterdam will be performing. Soloists are Alna Smit (soprano), Sibongile Mollo (alto), Nicholas […]
20th September 2017

Gold for S&B Piano Duo

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti – S&B Piano Duo – proudly announce that their latest CD recording “Lifetime” for Sheva Collection, has been crowned with gold. The S&B Piano Duo received the Gold Medal as Best Album and Best Emerging Artists at the Global Music Awards 2017 in USA. The […]
18th September 2017

Duo Zappa Mainolfi latest CD release on the Decca Label

We are happy to announce the release of the latest CD recording “Silent Woods” by Duo Zappa Mainolfi, comprising Mattia Zappa on cello and Massimiliano Mainolfi on piano. Previous recordings of note include Bohuslav Martinu – The Three Sonatas for Cello and Piano; Lux Nordica – Works for Cello and […]
22nd August 2017

The Fidelio Trio all set for their upcoming tour

Champions of the piano trio genre, the highly acclaimed Fidelio Trio, are back in South Africa to entertain audiences with their prowess as a trio.   In August and September South African fine music followers can look forward to the ‘virtuosic’ (Sunday Times, UK) Fidelio Trio, comprising violinist Darragh Morgan […]
14th August 2017

Flutist Merryl Monard will enchant with Debussy and Gaubert

Come Sunday 20 August 2017, Canadian-born, South African flutist Merryl Monard will showcase compositions for flute and piano by Debussy and Gaubert at the Da Capo Concert Chamber in Ferndale, Randburg. Merryl obtained her Master of Music under John Hinch at the University of Pretoria. Additionally, she has a Master […]
4th July 2017
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The ‘virtuosic’ Fidelio Trio in South Africa soon!

Enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre the ‘virtuosic’ Fidelio Trio returns to our South African shores during July and August 2017 after an absence of five years. Don’t miss out on a superlative performance. See them in Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, Grahamstown, and Durban.   FIDELIO TRIO Darragh Morgan, violin | Adi […]
4th July 2017

Spina & Benignetti Piano Duo to make their South African Debut with a Sparkling Programme

Many hands make light work, but where Italian pianists Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are concerned, their four hands also make compellingly beautiful music.   This talented young Italian duo, touring South Africa in July, are offering the sparkling programme ‘Fantasy and Imagination’ of works by Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov and […]
28th March 2017

O, Tuneful Voice by Deirdre Blignaut-Rautenbach and John Coulter

Patrons are invited to attend a unique recital of songs by Deirdre Blignaut-Rautenbach and keyboard solos by John Reid Coulter performed with a period instrument on Saturday 1st of April at 19:30 at the Tauromenium 330 Derrick Avenue in Waterkloof Ridge. This replica of a 1780 Stein or Viennese fortepiano, […]
24th March 2017

Hear! Hear! – Fine music Ensemble Avanti

Hoping to see you at Da Capo Concert Chamber for this one-off performance by two fine musicians! Herewith, to whet your appetite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BAAUrqT7M