PIANIST, Andrew Warburton (above right), and cellist, Aristide du Plessis, will be performing a free lunch hour concert at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban at 12.20 pm on Monday, July 31.
The programme includes two virtuoso works from the Romantic era for cello and piano – Schubert’s lyrical masterpiece, the Arpeggione sonata, written for a now obsolete stringed instrument of that name, and the towering Sonata in F major Op. 99 by Brahms. These works give ample opportunities for both performers to shine.
Du Plessis performs with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and is one of South Africa’s leading cellists, while Warburton has been active as a performer on South African concert stages since 1982, both as soloist and as an accompanist and chamber musician. He is lecturer in piano at the UKZN School of Music.