Five experienced performers of new music will share their skills to bring to life the works of four young composers and three less young ones in the two halves of our one South African Music concert on Tuesday 29 August at 19:30 in the conservatory hall. The performers will be Mareli Stolp (piano), Magda de Vries (percussion), Morné van Heerden (clarinet), Elmarie van der Vyfer (viola) and Olivier Barrier (oboe)..
South African musicians Danré Strydom and Grethe Nöthling recently started a fresh and very exciting collaboration on clarinet and piano. After recently returning from several years abroad, these two young musicians aim to provide audiences with exhilarating performances of not only well known and loved repertoire, but also of more underplayed and unknown musical gems. South African musicians, Clarinetist Danre Strydom and Pianist Grethe Nothling has started a fresh and.
THREE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENTS & TWO BLOEMFONTEIN CHOIRS COLLABORATE TO PRESENT MOZART’S REQUIEM Three of our students, soprano Thembinkosi Magagula, tenor Bongani Mthombeni and baritone Tshilidzi Ndou, will be performing solos in Mozart’s famous Requiem in D minor (K626) at the 2017 VRYSTAAT ARTS FESTIVAL in the Anglican Cathedral of St Andrew and St Michael in Bloemfontein on July 22nd at 6pm. The composer began work on the Requiem shortly.
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 Samuel Barber. Audiences in the Western and Eastern Cape and in Gauteng can enjoy the unusual experience of a ‘four hands’.
Prospective music students who would like to study at the School of Music & Conservatory, North-West University in Potchefstroom next year can now apply for admission and an audition. APPLICATION GUIDE A special Guide for Application, Selection & Admission on the NWU School of Music & Conservatory website contains full information on all the requirements, procedures and how to apply. INSTRUMENTS OFFERED The School of Music will consider applications for: • vocal.
 Early Childhood Conference ~ 10-13 October 2016 Dr Mignon van Vreden presented a paper at an international conference titled “Teaching and learning mathematics, sciences, design and technology in the Early Years (0-10 years)” hosted by the Early Childhood Subject Group of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the NWU. The topic of her paper was Music-inspired play to foster scientific literacy in early childhood.  Yvonne-Marié Brand received her DMus! ~.
When we look back on our achievements of the third quarter it feels like a dream come true!
Music students at the North-West University annually have an opportunity to compete for study bursaries and prizes worth several thousands of rands during the School of Music’s Bursary Competition. The finalists then perform during the Bursary Winners’ Concert, after which the bursaries and prizes are awarded.
The annual ensemble concert at the NWU School of Music has been a regular fixture on the concert calendar for five years. This year’s performances have been divided between two concerts — the Autumn Ensemble Concert took place in May, and the Spring Ensemble Concert will now be presented on Tuesday 20 September 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall.
by Anri Stenden Prof Piet Koornhof can certainly flaunt the acclaimed CD recordings to his name. Not only have his performances evoked impressive praise from The New York Times, Feuille d’Avis of Neuchatel (Switzerland), The Cape Times, and the Natal Daily News (amongst others), but he boasts having recorded the complete JS Bach trio sonatas for violin, flute and piano and the Hendrik Hofmeyr Double Concerto (for flute, violin and.