Shall we Tango?

2022-02-18T19:27:11+02:004 Sep 2020|Categories: Performance Updates|Tags: , |

“Por una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel also known for it’s use as the tango from the movie “Scent of a Woman” performed here on violin and guitar. We made this video recording for Theatre on the Square’s Online lunch hour concerts teaser series while concerts are postponed due to Covid-19.

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On Air

2022-02-18T19:36:57+02:008 Dec 2017|Categories: Broadcast, Performance Updates|Tags: |

As the Christmas season fast approaches and Carols are heard everywhere, I was very glad to hear my album Gloria Vol 1. Instrumental Christmas Carols for Violin and Guitar has been getting some airplay on Classic FM.

Refreshing yet festive takes on well-known Carols arranged for Violin and Guitar. If you would like to listen to the album, search Gloria Vol 1. Instrumental Christmas Carols for Violin and Guitar by Kristel Birkholtz on your streaming platform of choice.

New Album by Cherry Pill: Instrumental in their Success

2022-02-18T19:38:41+02:0018 Nov 2016|Categories: Recordings|Tags: |

Cherry Pill took a detour this year and recorded an instrumental album titled Si Tu Savais. Si Tu Savais is a collection of well-loved standards that have helped shape Cherry Pill’s sound over the years, including rousing gypsy jazz inspired by Reinhardt and Grappelli, a touching rendition of Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro, and much more.

Kristel and Rory of Cherry Pill decided to record Si Tu Savais as a tribute to some of the composers and songs that influenced them when they first started playing together over 10 years ago, performing various styles of jazz standards as an instrumental duo at restaurants and craft markets. Their mutual love of the eclectic styles of music found on this album is what ultimately lead them to begin collaborating on writing original music together, culminating in their 2014 release, Chocolate Box. Although today their sound has evolved into something uniquely their own, much […]

Music for Rhinos

2022-02-18T19:39:04+02:0020 Oct 2016|Categories: Live Music, Music for Events, Performance Updates|Tags: , |

A special fund-raiser event that raised money for Anti-Rhino Poaching initiatives that was held at Kyalami Theatre on Track 15 October featured many talents to delight the guest. Fine artists’ work and photography was on sale. Musicians Samantha Peo, Andre Schwart, Saranti Rheerders, Kristel Birkholtz on violin in The Bubble and Rory Gaddin on guitar entertained the guests.

Wedding Event at Shepstone Gardens

2022-02-18T19:42:47+02:0023 Jul 2015|Categories: Live Music, Music for Events, Music for Weddings|Tags: , |

The romantic country setting of Shepstone Gardens is the perfect place for a garden wedding.

Add the gentle strains of violin accompanied by guitar and you have a delightful outdoor serenade!

Thanks to LÁfrique Photography for the lovely photos!

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