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Casta Diva is here to guide you through to 2020

We are again facing the madness as the stores and shopping malls fill up with ‘Christmas Cheer’ around us. Now is the perfect time to escape to Casta Diva Boutique Hotel – a hidden sanctuary just north of Pretoria where you and a few friends

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Romance: The piano music of Clara Schumann

Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason has debuted at the top of the UK Official Classical Artist Chart with her album Romance, which is devoted to the music of Clara Schumann, born 200 years ago. A postgraduate student at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Isata Kanneh-Mason has embarked on

SAMRO music foundation bursary

Changing lives, one note at a time

With an overflowing fountain of talent available in our country, selecting SAMRO bursary recipients is always a challenge but these rising stars have shown the dedication, thought and unwavering commitment needed to become legendary in the field of music. It was musician Billy Joel who

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Joburg’s hidden musical treasures

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Sometimes the gold of Egoli can be found in the most inconspicuous places – like the one I visited one Sunday afternoon some weeks ago.      A private house

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JPO’s 2019 World Symphony Series Winter Season

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) is pleased to announce details of its 2019 Winter Season. This runs at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown between 22 May and 13 June with starting times now at 19:30, not 20:00 as previously. One of four programmes will be
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Growing Old Disgracefully

Join international cabaret artist Tonya Koenderman and sassy saxophonist/pianist Connie Bentlage in their hilarious comedy cabaret, Growing Old Disgracefully – a light-hearted, frank look at the funny side of ageing – on stage at Casta Diva’s Vissi d’Arte Theatre on 2 March at 19:30. Do

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Jeff Goldblum’s feel-good jazz

Known for his quirky on-screen persona, Jeff Goldblum has brought to life some of the most iconic characters in cinema since the 1970s. Now, at 66, he is passionately exploring another of his talents with the release of his debut album The Capitol Studios Sessions

JPO Winter Season

The JPO Winter Season

The music has not stopped for our great musicians of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown, the home of the JPO. After the much-celebrated relaunch in August last year, the concert hall is full and an enthusiastic audience is giving its

Iza Ngoma

Young Jazz Talents Iza Ngoma in Hammarsdale

In association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business presents Iza Ngoma live in Hammarsdale. The concert will take place at Seaman’s Corner on Saturday 31 March 2018, doors open at 19:00 and entrance is R30.    “The audience can expect bliss and

SBYA 2018

A different level of operating

Pianist Thandi Ntuli has been awarded the coveted Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz, joining an illustrious group who represent some of the country’s top jazz musicians. ­  Born in Soshanguve, Pretoria, 30-year-old Thandi Ntuli comes from a family with a rich musical heritage. Her

Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim to present two solo concerts in Cape Town in October

South Africa’s most distinguished pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim, will present two solo piano concerts at the Artscape Theatre on 13 and 14 October 2017. The highly anticipated programme showcases Mr Ibrahim’s compositions spanning the past seventy years, influenced by people, places and events that have impacted his life


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

Diana Krall

Turn Up the Quiet

The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall’s highly anticipated new album Turn Up the Quiet will be released on 5 May by Verve Records. You only need to hear a few bars of Diana Krall’s new album Turn Up the Quiet to sense the joy the artist took in

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