Looking Forward

October 22


Adrian More, composer and pianist, and 13-year-old pianist Qden Blaauw will present the first recital of the spring / summer season.

More majored in composition at UCT with Peter Klatzow. He continued studies at the Royal College of Music in London, completing a degree in advanced composition, piano and voice, winning the coveted RCM prize for a commissioned work, awarded annually. A serious composer and performer, he has received standing ovations for his works. 

13-year-old Qden Blaauw, a student of Shane Goodall at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre, was a soloist at the National Concerto Festival in 2015 and in 2016 won first prize for the Great Composers International Competition. He has performed at the Stellenbosch International Piano symposium and won several competitions, including shared first and category and best performance prizes at the 2016 SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music. He was one of just 10 children selected to attend the prestigious Allianz Music Camp in Warsaw where he received master classes from Lang Lang.

More’s programme:
Adrian More: Rienzi Fantasy Impromptu
Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K 27
Sonata in D Major, K119
Ravel: Sonatine
Haydn: Sonata in F Major
Klatzow – Preludes

Blaauw’s programme:
J S Bach: Courrante & Sarabande
Beethoven:  Sonata op 10 (1st movt.)
Chopin – Polonaise in C sharp minor. Op. 26
Ravel: Oiseaux
Mozkovsky: Etincelles

Bookings: jillycohen@absamail.co.za / 082 459 6225

Tickets, inclusive of wine and finger buffet: R240 / R260 members and guests.  EFT / The Richard Wagner Society of South Africa, Nedbank Gardens, Branch: 101009 Account: 1001845226

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November 26


Aubrey Lodewyk (baritone) with José Dias (piano)

Lodewyk Jose Dias  will play a programme that includes  arias and lieder by Mozart, Gounod, Donizetti, Lortzing and Lehar, as Mahler’s Ruckertlieder and Liederkreis by Robert Schumann, a colourful voyage with highlights for his voice. 

Aubrey Lodewyk is considered to be on of South Africa’s most talented and vocally versatile baritones.  He has sung widely in South Africa and with Cape Town Opera sang in Germany, Sweden and Wales. He received rave reviews in the UK’s Opera  magazine after performing the role of Mandela in The Mandela Triology at the Royal Festival Hall.   In 2016 he performed the role of Papageno in the Magic Flute , accompanied by the German Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra at the Johannesburg Theatre.  His links with the Wagner Society go back to the time when he was a brilliant Germano, the somewhat naive servant in its production of Rossini’s La Scala di Seta.

Portguese-born Jose Dias is in growing demand as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist.   He studied in Stellenbosch and Zurich, and has been repetiteur at Cape Town Opera. He is a major presence in South African concert halls and Festivals, and has performed in Portugal, Israel, Switzerland, Belgium, Belgium, Austria, The Netherlands and Germany.

Bookings and information of the venue on Beach Road, Sea Point, through herbo.ct@gmail.com / 082 825 5201. Tickets are R240 for members of the Richard Wagner Society; R260 for guests. Wine and a finger buffet  included.

EFT / The Richard Wagner Society of South Africa, Nedbank Gardens, Branch: 101009 Account: 1001845226

Please forward Proof of Payment!