Concerts Connect will present the CPO Wind Quintet with pianist Pieter Grobler (pictured left), on 30 August 2020 from the spectacular Moondance Villa in Cape Town.
The stream will start at 3.30pm with an introduction to the venue, the artists and partner organisations. The concert will start at 4pm. The programme will feature Poulenc’s Sextet and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Piano Quintet.
The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Quintet comprises the principal winds of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra: Gabrielle von Dürckheim (flute), Lisa White (oboe), Daniel Prozesky (clarinet), Simon Ball (bassoon) and Caroline Prozesky (french horn).
Pieter Grobler background
South African pianist Pieter Grobler is currently a senior lecturer in piano performance and chamber music at Stellenbosch University. Grobler completed his postgraduate studies with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas in the USA, where he obtained the MM and DMA piano performance degrees. Undergraduate studies were with Joseph Stanford at the University of Pretoria obtaining the BMus and BMusHons degrees in piano performance, as well as the UNISA Teacher’s Licentiate in Piano, cum laude.
His training was further enriched through studies with Polish pianist, Adam Wodnicki, and master classes from a list of artists, of which the most beneficial lessons were from Andrzej Jasinski, Pascal Rogé Leonard Hokanson, and Niel Immelman. In addition to his activities as soloist, his interest in Art Song led to work with Dr. Elvia Puccinelli and Harold Heiberg at the University of North Texas.
Since his return to South Africa in 2010, Grobler has established himself as a pedagogue and maintained an active concert profile, also performing abroad regularly. His performing interests include solo as well as collaborative work. Grobler has performed across South Africa in most all important concert venues. He is heard regularly on Classic-FM radio especially in Johannesburg.
Concerts Connect has partnered with the Cape Town Concert Series, kayTee Soirées, the Montagu Music Society, Overstrand Arts/Kunste, and the PE Music Society in presenting this concert.
What: CPO Wind Quintet with pianist Pieter Grobler | Concerts Connect
When: 30 August 2020 from 3.30pm