Spring Ensemble Concert

One of the joys of performing music is to share the experience with other musicians. When one does this for a special occasion, the joy is intensified. On 12 September 2017 ensembles from the School of Music of the NWU welcomes spring by presenting their Spring...

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South African Music Concert

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...

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Nöthling-Strydom Duo

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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