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Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Violin and piano chamber music recital at Howard College on March 6.

Jurgen Schwietering (violin) and Liezl-Maret Jacobs (piano) will present a Chamber Music Recital on March 6 at Howard College Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The programme will include works by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Sarasate.

Jurgen Schwietering was born into a musical family and grew up in Stellenbosch. He has now achieved his ambition of becoming an independent free-lance artist and musician and has made Cape Town his home.

His teachers include Pierre de Groote, Peter Guth (Vienna, Austria), Franco Gulli (Siena, Italy), Nathan Milstein and Dorothy De Lay (Juilliard School of Music, New York). He has been active as violinist, violist, chamber musician, recording artist, teacher, festival director and conductor internationally. He was Concert Master of orchestras and leader of ensembles in Europe, USA and most South African Orchestras, as well as a member of the 'Super World Orchestra' in Japan in 2005.

Liezl-Maret Jacobs graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and continued her post graduate studies at the University of Cape Town under the guidance of Albie van Schalkwyk and John Antoniades. Having completed her Doctoral Studies in 2003, specialising in Chamber Music, Jacobs has extensive experience performing as a Chamber musician in South Africa and has worked with a wide variety of instrumentalists and singers as an accompanist. Her interests include both the standard repertoire, especially Mozart and Beethoven, and that of South African composers.

After teaching for several years at the University of Stellenbosch, Jacobs relocated to Durban after joining the staff of the UKZN School of Music in 2005 as Head of Piano Studies. She has a special interest in 'enlightened piano technique' which is taught in many USA Universities and Colleges, and apart from her teaching is also active as accompanist, adjudicator, and UNISA examiner.

The recital takes place at 19h30 on March 6 in Howard College Theatre, UKZN. Tickets R60 (R40 pensioners/students)