The Odeion School of Music will be presenting a lyrical evening with a concert titled ‘Her Lyrical Song’ with soprano Marguerite van Wyk, violinist Piet Koornhof, clarinetist Danrè Strydom and pianist Truida van der Walt.
The exciting programme will include works by Britten, Mozart, Whitacre, Schubert and S. Le Roux Marais will take place on Sunday, 1 March 2020 at the Odeion at 16:00.
Marguerite van Wyk obtained her BMus (Ed) and BMus (Hons) performance degree under the guidance of Hanna van Niekerk at the University of the Free State. During her studies she participated in numerous performances with Pacofs, the Youth Concert Festival together with the Pacofs Orchestra. She recently achieved her Master’s Degree in Performance with distinction, under the guidance of Antoinette Olivier.
Violinist Piet Koornhof is the Associate Professor at the North West University (Potchefstroom). He studied with Professor Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York, and obtained a DMus in Musical Performance from the North West University.
Danrè Strydom has established herself as one of South Africa’s premier solo, chamber and orchestral musicians. After attending the Interlochen Arts Camp (USA), she studied with Heinrich Armer at the UFS. She furthered her studies at the Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, with renowned clarinettists Eli Eban and Eric Hoeprich. She holds two separate MMus degrees from the Royal Conservatory (Ghent University) and recently completed her PhD at the OSM. She was appointed woodwind lecturer at the OSM in 2014.
Truida van der Walt is a well-known accompanist and chamber music player. After piano studies with Adolph Hallis (Johannesburg), she studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Vienna). She was regularly invited by the provincial arts councils to accompany visiting overseas artists and has played for numerous winners of competitions.
The programme includes the works of Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791), Eric Whitacre (Born 1970), Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828).
Tickets cost R90 for adults, R50 for pensioners and UFS staff members and R40 for students, learners and block bookings of 10+. Tickets are available at Computicket or online at http://online.computicket.com/web/. For more information contact Ninette Pretorius on 051-401-2504.