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Monday, May 22, 2017


(Andrew Warburton & Aristide du Plessis)

Aristide du Plessis (Cello) and Andrew Warburton (Piano) will give a concert in Howard Collage Theatre on May 29.

This concert features two virtuoso works from the Romantic era for cello and piano. Firstly Schubert's lyrical masterpiece the Arpeggione sonata, written for a now obsolete stringed instrument of that name, and then the towering Sonata in F major Op. 99 by Brahms. These works give ample opportunities for both performers to shine. 

Aristide du Plessis is one of South Africa's leading cellists, having performed regularly overseas in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls, won numerous awards both locally and abroad, and collaborated with leading conductors and orchestras.

Andrew Warburton is one of the country's leading pianists, and has been active as a performer on all the South African concert stages since 1982, both as soloist, having a repertoire of 18 concertos, as well as an accompanist and chamber musician. He is Lecturer in Piano at the UKZN School of Music.

The concert takes place at 12h20 on May 29 at Howard College Theatre, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Entry is free.