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Sunday, April 27, 2014


(David Salleras)

Music Revival presents the Barcelona-sound of Spanish saxophone virtuoso David Salleras on May 2 and 4.

Salleras has distinguished himself by creating a new form of writing for the saxophone, blending classical, contemporary music with improvisation and traditional Spanish idioms. After finishing his studies at the conservatoire in Barcelona, Salleras won a scholarship to study in France with Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Nicolas Prost in Paris. His flexibility and knowledge of multiple musical genres coupled with his unique ideas have resulted in a successful international career. Salleras plays saxophones by Selmer, Paris and his works are published by Edition Dinsic Barcelona. 

Salleras is once again joined by pianist Christopher Duigan. Like Salleras, Duigan has combined a classical pianist’s approach with working knowledge of a varied repertoire that spans many genres and styles. With David Salleras on saxophone and Christopher Duigan on piano, the programme includes music by Astor Piazolla (Argentina), Jules Demersseman (France), Pedro Itturlade (Spain)  plus Salleras' own flamenco-inspired compositions. Christopher Duigan's Richard Guinness Project is featured in the light hearted Six Pint Sized Pieces which are aired regularly on ClassicFM.

The concerts will take place on:

May 2 at 19h30 at the Tatham Art Gallery presented by Music Revival in association with Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery. Tickets R100 include refreshments and there is secure parking in the new Parliamentary Parking. Book for dinner before the concert from Cafe Tatham served from 18h00 (Main course buffet R75 pp and dessert buffet R35 pp) Booking essential on Cafe Tatham / Rob 033 342 8327. Ticket includes wine or coffee at interval. Tea and coffee available from Cafe Tatham at interval.

May 4 at 15h30 at 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, Pietermaritzburg. Tickets R100 include refreshments on arrival. There is secure parking.

Booking for both concerts essential through Music Revival on email: or on 033 342 3051. Please include contact numbers in both email and telephone bookings.