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

9th Apr 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 Mar 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 […]
16th Mar 2018

A Sublime Summer Concert by the Rand Symphony Orchestra

The Rand Symphony Orchestra invites you to celebrate an afternoon of beautiful Summer Music featuring acclaimed South African pianist Tinus Botha at the Roodepoort Theatre at 15:00 on 25 March 2018. This community orchestra has been a vibrant contributor to amateur classical music in Gauteng for over 30 years. The programme comprises: […]
7th Mar 2018

Viennese String Quartet impresses

The Viennese Auner Quartett, currently on a blitz debut tour, slowly but surely is cementing itself into the fraternity of famous string quartets. Their music-making is of the highest caliber and their aspiration to take their audience on a journey of emotional highs is true to character. Knowledgeable comments and […]
4th Mar 2018

Gisela de Villiers debuteer by Woordfees 2018

1st Mar 2018

Chamber music, for the Auner Quartett from Austria, seems to be the essence of music itself

The Viennese Auner Quartett is rapidly making themselves known in the chamber music world and is praised for their “stylistic confidence and willingness to impress with emotions”. Formed out of the Violin Duo “Mozartiano” in the spring of 2013, the Auner Quartett brings refinement and prowess to both new and […]
23rd Jan 2018
Artwork by Santa Mentz

Who says sopranos can’t have fun

South African dramatic coloratura soprano, Michelle Veenemans, during an elegant and fancy evening at the Lemon Jack Theater in Pretoria, recently released her latest CD on the StarBlaze label. During this fun-filled evening, “Moeder” – Barbara Veenemans’s 80th birthday anniversary was celebrated as well. With “Wonderful World of Jazz” Michelle […]
23rd Jan 2018

Flemish violin and piano duo, Kende – De Maeyer, set to wow South African audiences

Performing in South Africa for the very first time, Flemish couple, pianist Nikolaas Kende and his equally talented wife, violinist Jolente de Maeyer are set to wow South African audiences. Their participation in the 2018 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival on Monday, the 29th of January, at the impressive Northwards House […]
13th Jan 2018

John Roos – A giant in classical music circles died

Internationally reckoned musician and expert, John Roos, one of South Africa’s giants in classical music circles and former Director of the Unisa Music Foundation, recently passed away. “It was an honour and privilege to have known this humble man personally”, says Hannie Hefer. In his own words: “I […]
7th Jan 2018

Tenor Michael Renier sings and dreams his way to the top

The international Opera Singer, tenor Michael Renier has an extensive repertoire of over 80 opera and operetta roles and has sung at more than 40 Opera Houses world wide, from South Africa to Japan, Switzerland,Germany, Czech Republic, Holland, Italy and Sweden. His repertoire includes 80 of the famous tenor roles […]