Combining forces, 3 local artists hosted an art Exhibition at a magazine shoot-ready home in Northcliff for art-lovers. With paintings, installations, film and structures scattered throughout the home, guests felt at home, and glass of wine in hand slowly soaked up and bought must-have pieces.
It was a pleasure to perform violin music wafting through the halls as guests browsed, while taking in some breathtaking artworks myself. Definitely food for the soul!
Looking forward to chatting with Kutlwano Masote on Classic 1027 Wednesday 22 July at 10h30. Tune in for some great music with a behind-the-scenes chat and some South African Music Awards (SAMAs) buzz!
What started out as a project to help violin students practise for their music exams, evolved into a recording project and subsequently has received a SAMA Nomination (South African Music Award). So delighted to find that my Classical album ‘Vignettes for Violin’ released in 2019 has been nominated for an award under the Classical Music category.
The #SAMA26 awards will be held virtually mymuze.com, and Mzansi Magic, 3-7 August @ 9:30pm to catch the winners and all the industry buzz!
Special thanks goes to Rory Gaddin who engineered the recording, piano whizz Ashlea Martin who accompanied me on all the pieces and master of mastering Keith Forsythe who added the finishing touches to the album.
The stately Northwards House in Parktown hosts regular classical concerts. The beautiful Sir Herbert Baker Home has a lovely acoustic and an inviting music room that takes one back in time. This as the backdrop for a concert I did with cellist Carel Henn a few weeks ago. Our first half repertoire consisted of a sonata for solo cello and violin and other adapted classical works for a duo format.
We had a surprise though for the second half. As not much repertoire is arranged for solo cello and violin, we decided to arrange some contemporary light songs for the duo and then to perform them on electric instruments.
The audience were delighted by the contrast and a favourite on the day was Sting’s “Fragile”