Legendary piano teacher celebrated

Nettie Immelman

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary piano teacher, Nettie Immelman, the Odeion School of Music (OSM) will host a memorial concert on 19 October.
The Nettie Immelman Memorial Concert, which will start at 19:30 at the Odeion, will feature Grethe Nöthling (piano), Nicol Viljoen (piano) and Jan Beukes (organ).
Immelman, who was born on 10 January 1917, passed away in 2011. The OSM presented the first memorial concert in her honour in 2012.

Nettie Immelman with one of her piano students

The programme of the concert will focus on some of Immelman’s favourite composers and works which held special artistic and pedagogical value to her.
Since the first memorial concert all programmes have been devoted to piano recitals. With this programme, however, a musical reflection of her personal spiritual life, which influenced her thinking and actions, will be included.
Jan Beukes will perform five chorale preludes from JS Bach’s well-known Orgelbüchlein to illustrate certain aspects of Immelman’s spiritual life. The rest of the programme will consist of piano works by Mozart, Ravel and Schubert performed by Grethe Nöthling and Nicol Viljoen.
Admission is free. For enquiries, call Ninette Pretorius on 051-401-2504.