South African-born pianist, Petronel Malan will perform for the PE Music Society at the NMMU South Campus Auditorium on Monday, 24 April 2017 at 19h30.
“Formidable…dizzying…magical.” These words from New York reviewer, Harris Goldsmith, vividly illustrate pianist, Petronel Malan’s, uniquely captivating style. Indeed, as a multiple Grammy nominee and gold medalist of several international piano competitions, Petronel continues to enthrall audiences worldwide. Lauded by reviewers as an unmistakably creative force in the classical music industry, Petronel’s critical acclaim culminated in the nomination of three Grammy® Awards, including “Best Instrumental Solo Album” for her debut disc Transfigured Bach.
Born in South Africa, Petronel began lessons with her mother at age four, continuing with Adolph Hallis, Joseph Stanford and Albie van Schalkwyk. She debuted with the Johannesburg Symphony at age ten, and subsequently won all major national competitions, before moving to the United States. Petronel completed both her graduate degrees at the University of North Texas.
Although residing in the United States, Ms. Malan continues strong ties to her native South Africa. She received the “Rapport/City Press Prestige Award” as one of the “10 Most Inspirational Women in South Africa,” and has appeared on magazine covers, fashion spreads and even as picture-clues in crossword puzzles. She was awarded both a KKNK Kanna and a KykNET Fiesta awards for her live performances in South Africa.
For her programme in Port Elizabeth she has chosen the following works:
- Sonata in F major, K. 332 – W. A. Mozart
- 33 Variations on Beethoven’s 32 Variations (WoO 80), Op. 130 – by Stephen Heller
- Two paraphrases – Johannes Brahms
- Lullaby, op. 49 no. 4
- Futile serenade, Op. 84. no. 4
- Moments Musicaux, Op 16 (excerpts) – Sergei Rachmaninoff
- Paraphrase on selections of Brahms Waltzes, Op. 39 – by Ernst von Dohnányi
This promises to be a fantastic concert by one of our own!
- Adults: R85.00
- Pensioners: R70.00
- Students: R35.00
- Scholars: R30.00
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