In tune with the piano

2019-07-09 06:00
Megan-Geoffrey Prins.

Megan-Geoffrey Prins.

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Megan-Geoffrey Prins, the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music, presents a solo recital exploring the multi-faceted nature of piano repertoire, at the Baxter Theatre at 19:30 on Saturday 27 July.

Prins recently returned to South Africa after spending five years living and performing abroad. He has been praised by local and international critics for his “technical precision,” “artistic expressivity,” and “transcendent” interpretation. Originally from Riversdale, he has performed as a soloist and collaborative artist in North America, Europe, Africa, and Hong Kong.

He has featured in various local and international piano competitions, including the Honens International Piano Competition, the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the UNISA National and International Piano Competitions, and the Midwest International Piano Competition. Prins made his concerto debut at the age of 11. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Germany, the United States of America, Botswana, and South Africa. With his upcoming programme, he will feature a new workpiece, Finding|Being, which Prins commissioned for his performance at the National Arts Festival this year. Prins is frequently praised locally and abroad for his magnificent interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninov’s piano works. For this programme, he will play the timeless Variations on a Theme by Corelli, which was inspired by the ever-popular La Folia theme. Next on the programme is Carl Vine’s monstrous and riveting Piano Sonata. The Australian composer penned the composition for the Sydney Dance Company in 1991. It reflects the energetic, driven, and challenging nature of modern dance forms. On a subtler note, Prins will enchant the audience with five preludes by Clade Debussy, including favourites such as Voilles, Les collines d`Anacapri, and La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair). The evening will end on a spectacular note with one of Franz Liszt’s most beloved piano works: Mephisto Waltz No. 1. It tells the fiery tale of a devilish fiddler who enchants a wedding party with the intoxicating sounds of his violin.

V Tickets are available through Webtickets

Megan-Geoffrey Prins, the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music, presents a solo recital exploring the multi-faceted nature of piano repertoire, at the Baxter Theatre at 19:30 on Saturday 27 July.

Prins recently returned to South Africa after spending five years living and performing abroad.

He has been praised by local and international critics for his “technical precision,” “artistic expressivity,” and “transcendent” interpretation. Originally from Riversdale, he has performed as a soloist and collaborative artist in North America, Europe, Africa, and Hong Kong.

He has featured in various local and international piano competitions, including the Honens International Piano Competition, the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the UNISA National and International Piano Competitions, and the Midwest International Piano Competition. Prins made his concerto debut at the age of 11. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Germany, the United States of America, Botswana, and South Africa. With his upcoming programme, he will feature a new workpiece, Finding|Being, which Prins commissioned for his performance at the National Arts Festival this year. Prins is frequently praised locally and abroad for his magnificent interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninov’s piano works. For this programme, he will play the timeless Variations on a Theme by Corelli, which was inspired by the ever-popular La Folia theme. Next on the programme is Carl Vine’s monstrous and riveting Piano Sonata. The Australian composer penned the composition for the Sydney Dance Company in 1991. It reflects the energetic, driven, and challenging nature of modern dance forms.

On a subtler note, Prins will enchant the audience with five preludes by Clade Debussy, including favourites such as Voilles, Les collines d`Anacapri, and La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair). The evening will end on a spectacular note with one of Franz Liszt’s most beloved piano works: Mephisto Waltz No. 1. It tells the fiery tale of a devilish fiddler who enchants a wedding party with the intoxicating sounds of his violin.

V Tickets are available through Webtickets here: http://bit.ly/2RODM4L.

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