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Monday, March 25, 2013


(Winand Grundling)

Renowned organist, Winand Grundling, will give a recital titled Improvisations On The 14 Stations Of The Cross on March 27.

Winand Grundling completed his schooling at Brandwag High School in Uitenhage and obtained a BMus degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. He began his organ studies under Colin Campbell in 2002 and has since given organ recitals on national and international level. In 2006, he was chosen as one of 17 organists worldwide to attend the Canadian International Organ Summer School in Calgary, where he also had master classes. He passed his ATCL Trinity Recital (Licentiate) examinations, as well as his Unisa Performance Licentiate with distinction. In 2012, he received the degree BMus Hons (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University.

Grundling has won numerous competitions and prizes including overall winner of the ABSA National Youth Music Competition (2004), organ category winner at the ATKV Muziq Competition (2007/2009), the Charles Bryars Bursary (2007/2008), the SAMRO Merit Award (2009), and the Mabel Quick Music Bursary (2009/2010). He was also overall winner of both the Unisa Overseas Music Bursary Competition (2009) and the ATKV Muziq Competition (2010).

At the 2012 Klein-Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK), he received two Kanna Awards for his production, 14 Stasies van die Kruis - for Best Classical Music Production and Best Upcoming Artist.

Currently an MMus (Performance) student of Mario Nell at Stellenbosch University, Grundling is the organist of the Dutch Reformed Church Stellenbosch-Welgelegen and is an accompanist  for various choirs and South African artists. He currently teaches piano, organ and theory at the College of Arts in Wellington. His debut CD, Toccata!, was launched in 2009. In 2012, he released his second album, 14 Stations of the Cross, at the KKNK.

The recital takes place on March 27 at 19h00 at the Westville Methodist Church, 38 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville. Tickets R50 available from the Westville Methodist Church offices on 031 266 5222 or email: More information on