Stringing along

2009-06-18 00:00

A YOUNG Durban musician has been chosen to compete in the second Unisa National String Competition, sponsored by Vodacom, which will be held in Tshwane from June 26 to July 3.

Sixteen-year-old violinist Jacqueline Wedderburn-Maxwell is one of 13 young violinists and cellists taking part in the competition.

Joining her are violinists Avigail Bushakevitz, Michael Duffett, Vicente Espi and Tzu-Fan Tang from Cape Town, Samson Diamond from Soweto, Ane’ du Toit from Centurion and Mary Tennant from Johannesburg, as well as cellists Leana Alkema (Cape Town), Pierre du Toit (Pretoria), JC Jacobs (Bloemfontein) and Jacques-Pierre Malan (Centurion).

Their performances over the week will be evaluated and adjudicated by five of South Africa’s top musicians — Shadrack Bokaba, Denise Sutton, Kutlwano Masote, Anmari van der Westhuizen and the artistic director of the competition, John Roos — and the top three will receive R50 000, R35 000 and R20 000 respectively.

The first three rounds will take place in the Unisa Conference Hall, Sunnyside Campus on June 26, 28 and 30 with the final round in the Z.K. Matthews Great Hall on July 3 on the Unisa main campus.

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