What It Takes: Viola and Viola Day – September 2016

Louise Lansdown (Head of Strings at the Birmingham Conservatoire, UK) returns with six of her students for the fourth What It Takes: Viola course in Johannesburg from 2-4 September 2016. In addition to the What It Takes: Viola course, the South African Viola Society (SAVS) and the South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation team up to bring you an epic VIOLA DAY!

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What It Takes: Bassoon with Douglas Bull

The SA National Youth Orchestra is hosting the What It Takes: Bassoon (7-9 October 2016) course with alumni Douglas Bull in Johannesburg.

Every What It Takes course is designed specifically to cater to the needs of the selected participants. The course covers many aspects of professional musicianship including audition preparation, marketing of yourself as a musician, posture/injury prevention, performing with an orchestra, music history related to your instrument and individual master classes from top professionals. It gives insight into solo, chamber and orchestral playing as well as teaching and other career options.

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Bombshelter Beast collab!

We’re delighted to announce a new and exciting musical collaboration with the National Youth Orchestra and Bombshelter Beast at our Summer Course in Joburg this December. Watch this space for more!

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What It Takes: Viola and Viola Day – September 2016

Louise Lansdown (Head of Strings at the Birmingham Conservatoire, UK) returns with six of her students for the fourth What It Takes: Viola course in Johannesburg from 2-4 September 2016. In addition to the What It Takes: Viola course, the South African Viola Society (SAVS) and the South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation team up to bring you an epic VIOLA DAY!

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Mahler 5 recordings from 2010

We’ve uploaded some Mahler Symphony No. 5 recordings from the last time we played it in Pietermaritzburg in 2010.

Do come and see it at our concerts on 16 and 17 July in Cape Town! www.sanyo.org.za/events for tickets, or call 0832722117 to book via phone.

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Gildas Quartet visits South Africa

Concert on 13 July
Chamber Music for Change Concert at St Andrew’s Presbytarian Church in Greenpoint on 13 July at 19:00
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CHRISTOPHER JONES, VIOLIN
GEMMA SHARPLES, VIOLIN
KAY STEPHEN, VIOLA
ANNA MENZIES, CELLO

Praised for their ‘refreshing approach’ and ‘exciting precision’, the Gildas Quartet are fast establishing themselves as one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge in recent years.
The quartet are proud to be City Music Foundation Artists 2015 and Junior Fellows at the Birmingham Conservatoire. They have performed to critical acclaim across the UK and Europe at major venues including the …

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