Enjoy virtuoso works from the Romantic era for cello and piano at UKZN

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. Continue reading


Enjoy a weekend of glorious classical music in Franschhoek

DURING one weekend of music-making in May, those in and around the scenic and historic town of Franschhoek will have the chance to indulge in a series of concerts in the NG Church and the Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine. Continue reading

Cellist, Aristide du Plessis, can’t wait to perform ‘dramatic’ concerto in ‘Maritzburg’s ‘Symphony in the City’

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Cellist, Aristide du Plessis. Photo: Supplied

WESTVILLE Boys High School old boy, Aristide du Plessis, is one of the country’s most renowned cellists and on Friday, March 24 he will be performing as one of the soloists in the Symphony in the City concert in Pietermaritzburg, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading

Enjoy world class music from the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall

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Fifi Olifant plays the Adagio from Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Photo: Michel Schneuwly

BEAUTIFUL music takes, performed by world class musicians, will take centre stage when the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra performs in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Friday, March 24 at 7.30 pm.

Presented by the KZN Philharmonic, in association with Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival and Parklane SuperSpar, the annual Symphony in the City, will feature solo performances by three of the orchestra’s most outstanding young musicians: Aristide du Plessis (cello), Junnan Sun (clarinet) and Fifi Olifant (violin). Continue reading

Clarinettist, Junnan Sun, to perform at the Hilton Arts Festival


Junnan Sun. Photo: Andreea Tufescu Photography.

CLARINETTIST, Junnan Sun, will be joining ‘Maritzburg pianist, Christopher Duigan, and cellist, Aristide du Plessis, to perform a Beethoven-themed concert at the Hilton Arts Festival, writes TheLuvvie.com’s Estelle Sinkins.

The three musicians will be playing Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Op. 11 at 4 pm on Sunday, September 18 in the Hilton College Chapel as part of the Music Revival series. Continue reading

Acclaimed violinist, Joanna Frankel, to perform at Hilton Arts Festival


Joanna Frankel will be performing at the Hilton Arts Festival. Photo: Val Adamson

CELEBRATED violinist, Joanna Frankel, is looking forward to performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in A Op.47 ‘ Kreutzer’ at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, writes TheLuvvie.com’s Estelle Sinkins.

Her recital, during which she will be accompanied by ‘Maritzburg pianist, Christopher Duigan, is one of four Beethoven-themed concerts being hosted by Music Revival in the Hilton College Chapel from September 16 to 18. Continue reading