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Standard Bank Young Artist Awards SBYA 2019

Standard Bank toasts 35 years!

Since its inception almost four decades ago, one national award has come to be regarded as the ultimate accolade for young South African arts innovators on the cusp of greatness. The latest list of winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards for 2019 proves

Unisa National Piano Competition

Young pianists invited to enter national competition

The sixth instalment of the prestigious Unisa National Piano Competition will take place from 13 July to 20 July 2019 in the ZK Matthews Great Hall on Unisa’s Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria. The event will once again include a Jazz Piano category running parallel to


A duet of piano stars, a symphony of possibilities

Stunning musical prowess and a proudly African identity make SAMRO competition a night to remember. Two new young kings of the keys were crowned and the SAMRO Foundation unveiled two exciting new projects to give wings to local compositions and preserve indigenous African music, during

SAMRO music ambassadors stake their claim

After a thrilling final round of piano performances for the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition at UNISA’s ZK Matthews Hall in Pretoria, Soweto-born Ntando Ncgapu (26) was named the winner of the Jazz category and Megan-Geoffrey Prins (27) from Riversdale in the Western Cape came up tops in the


Fleet-fingered piano whizzes vie for SAMRO honours

Twelve young keyboard maestros will do “hand to hand combat” in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition in August. This week, the SAMRO Foundation unveiled the semi-finalists who have been selected to compete for one of the most sought-after music education awards in Jazz and Western


Unique interpretation of Vivaldi masterpiece at Klassique

Four Seasons adapted by three musicians Vivaldi se Vier Seisoene herbesoek, performed at Klein Karoo Klassique in Oudtshoorn, is described as “a unique interpretation of a well-known work.” This festival of classical music, art, food and wine takes place from Friday, 11 August to Sunday,

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