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Sunday, June 26, 2016


(Junnan Sun)

Friends of Music will host a Trio Recital with Christopher Duigan, Junnan Sun and Aristide du Plessis on June 28.

Christopher Duigan is one of South Africa’s leading pianists and a Steinway Artist.. He completed his studies at the Royal College in Manchester where he was awarded the Professional Performer’s Diploma and won first prize in the prestigious RNCM Recital Prize for pianists.

Junnan Sun (Chinese) is the Principal Clarinettist for the KZN Philharmonic. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals in concert venues abroad such as Berlin Konzerthaus (Germany), Royal Festival Cadogan Hall and the St Paul’s Cathedral in the U.K.

Aristide du Plessis has established a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading cellists. He has performed in some of the world’s most renowned halls for example Tonhalle, Vienna Musikverein, Herkulessaal (Munich), Wiener Konzerthaus and the Berliner Philharmonic.

The programme will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major for clarinet, cello and piano , Op 11 and his Sonata for cello and piano in A major, Op 69 as well as Camille Saint-Saens’s clarinet - Sonata E-flat Op 167 and Johannes Brahms’ Trio A minor for Clarinet cello and piano Op 114.

The Prelude Performer will be Kirsten Moody (flute) who will perform Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano accompanied by Rita Deysel.

The concert will take place on June 28 at 19h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K.E. Masinga Road, Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM members  and R20 Orchestral members/Students). Booking is at Computicket or available at the door.

Friends of Music acknowledges valued funding by the National Lotteries Commission.