Featuring international pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins with pre-concert performances by Affies students
The third Aardklop Aubade classical music concert entitled the “Prince & the Piano” featuring internationally acclaimed concert pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins will be presented in partnership with “Affies”, the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in the school hall on Sunday, 18 April 2021. This 75-minute concert commences at 11am and tickets cost R100 for learners, R150 for pensioners and R180 for adults. Tickets are on sale at Ticketpros.
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Born in Riversdal, Western Cape, the highly talented pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins made his concert debut at age eleven. Celebrated for his technical prowess, imaginative interpretation and captivating sensitivity, Prins enjoys a dynamic career as soloist, chamber musician, and lecturer. He currently serves as full-time piano lecturer on the faculty of the University of Pretoria: School of the Arts.
Prins has performed as a soloist with numerous international orchestras in Germany, the USA, Botswana and at home in South Africa. His performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 were praised by German and South African critics for its “technical precision,” “artistic expressivity,” and “transcendent” interpretation. In 2019, Prins was named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Music. Local achievements include first prizes at the UNISA 120th Anniversary Competition, the inaugural Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Competition, the 5th UNISA National Piano Competition, the 2016 Muziq Instrumental Competition, and the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition. The “Prins” of the piano – indeed!
In this special concert patrons can look forward to a brilliant performance of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.23, Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker OP 71a. Prins will also perform a selection of audience favourites requested via the Aardklop Nasionale Kunstefees Facebook page. Look out for the Aardklop Aubade event post and message your favourite piano work. Megan-Geoffrey Prins may be playing your special piano piece live at Aardklop Aubade on 18 April!
“I'm so excited to finally be able to play live again, even though it will be under adjusted circumstances.”
says Megan-Geoffrey Prins.
“It will be a highlight for me to play a selection of requests from the audience, so please share your special piano choices with me on Facebook.”
The varied programme will begin with a 10-minute pre-concert performance by one of the talented Affies learners, Wentzel Lotriet on cello accompanied by Engeli le Roux.
After the memorable concert by the “Prince of Piano”, why not complete your day out with lunch or light snacks served by the restaurant underneath the beautiful trees on the school grounds!
In line with COVID-19 regulations, seating is limited. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols are strictly adhered to. Masks covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times.
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