Spina & Benignetti two pianos concert

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...

read more

MASARA Research Round-Up — 4th Quarter 2016

[1] 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...

read more

MASARA Research Round-Up — 3rd Quarter 2016

When we look back on our achievements of the third quarter it feels like a dream come true! [1] Colloquium: Prof Heidi Westerlund, Dr Sari Levänen and Dr Albi Odendaal ~ 11 August 2016 We had an extraordinary opportunity to meet and listen to Prof Heidi Westerlund...

read more

Bursary Winners’ Concert — 18 October 2016

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...

read more

Spring Ensemble Concert — 20 September 2016

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...

read more

The Three Stooges recording session

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...

read more

The Marriage of Figaro — 11-18 September 2016

From 11-18 September 2016, Mozart’s popular opera, The Marriage of Figaro, will be performed on the NWU Potchefstroom Campus, in Ikageng, as well as in Klerksdorp. The production is presented by die NWU School of Music and the NWU Choir Academy®, in collaboration with...

read more

Meeting a Stradivari descendant

by Anri Stenden Prof Piet Koornhof has to be one of the luckiest violinists alive. It’s not often that you get to meet a real member of the Stradivari family on a visit to Cremona, and by chance too! During his trip to Italy in June 2013, he visited his close friend,...

read more

Knowing Me, Knowing You — Dr Peter Okeno [alumnus]

Instrument(s) / Discipline(s): Voice, African drums, Ethnomusicology. Period of study at the NWU School of Music / PU for CHE Department of Music: 2004-2007. Qualifications completed at the NWU / PU for CHE: University Diploma in Music BA Music & Society Honours BA...

read more

Symphonic Winds & Big Band Jazz — 6 September 2016

On Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 19:30 two very different yet closely related musical idioms will share the stage of the Conservatory Hall: the Wind Ensemble conducted by André Oosthuizen, and the Big Band led by Justin Sasman. Audience members will be treated to the...

read more