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Monday, September 26, 2016


(Conductor Lyk Temmingh)

The National Youth Concerto Festival has been a tradition in South Africa for over 40 years. Founded by David Tidboald in 1971 in Cape Town and brought to Durban in 1983 as part of the inaugural year of the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (now the KZN Philharmonic), the concert has provided an annual stage for South Africa’s emerging musical talent.

South African international classical music stars such as Ben Schoeman, Anton Nel and Fran├žois du Toit all received their first taste of performing in front of an orchestra through the National Youth Concerto Festival.

2016 will feature a diverse selection of soloists performing repertoire from Mozart to Ravel to Liebermann. These young musicians worked through a rigorous audition process in order to share the stage with the musicians of the KZN Philharmonic on this special evening.

The National Youth Concerto Festival takes place on September 29 at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall. Booking is at Computicket.

(To link direct to the KZN Philharmonic’s website click on the orchestra’s banner advert on the top right hand of the page)