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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


(Aristide du Plessis)

The Friends of Music are proud to announce the return of the Trio Frontier on May 23 for a concert at the Durban Jewish Centre.

Trio Frontier comprises Christopher Duigan, Junnan Sun and Aristide du Plessis who will share the programme in a selection of solo repertoire that highlights the virtuoso and expressive capabilities of each instrument and the players, rather than performing an ensemble as a trio.

Christopher Duigan is one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists and has performed extensively with South African orchestras. As producer and impresario, he is the director of the widely acclaimed Music Revival. In Manchester, he was awarded the professional Performance Diploma and won first prize in the prestigious RMCM recital prize for pianists. A Steinway artist, he will perform Handel’s Chaconne in G HWV 435 and Maurice Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso.

Junnan Sun is Chinese born. He is the principal Clarinettist of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the RCM in London obtaining a Master of Performance specialising in orchestral studies with distinction. He has performed in recitals in concert venues abroad such as the Royal Albert Hall in the UK. He will perform P Sarasate’s (arr. Nicolas Baldeyrou) Carmen Fantasy G and Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet

Aristide du Plessis was born in Durban. He has established a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading cellists. Aristide is currently co-principal with the KZNPO. He plays on a cello made for him in 2009 by Petkov, Kazanluk, Bulgaria. He will perform David Popper’s Tarantella; Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Gabriel Faure’s Elegie.

The Prelude Performer will be tenor Sandile Mabaso who is an educator at Kearsney College . He will perform An die Musik by Franz Schubert, Adelaide by Ludwig van Beethoven and Ganymed by Franz Schubert

The Trio Frontier concert will take place at 19h30 on May 23 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K.E. Masinga (Old Fort) Road in Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM Members, R20 Orchestral & Students) at the door.