national Arts Festival Banner

Saturday, April 27, 2019


(Agnese Eglina)

Friends of Music is happy to welcome back the ebullient Latvian pianist, Agnese Eglina, who will perform an exciting solo recital including baroque highlights, contemporary repertoire and Argentine tangos.

On her second visit to Friends of Music in Durban, the dynamic and versatile Eglina will be performing an eclectic compilation of music which she calls Art-i-Shock. She is equally at home with the old masters and contemporary composers alike and is known for solo programmes with a difference. She will perform works ranging from JS Bach’s Italian Concerto through Gershwin’s Preludes, contemporary works from by Arvo Pärt, and Philip Glass, contributions from Latvian composers Jānis Mendiņš and Kristaps Peterson’s and finish with two tangos from Astor Piazzolla.

This invigorating recital is sure to provide music lovers with a captivating, exciting and memorable musical experience.

The Prelude Performer for the evening will be Rebecca Grace Nortje (Recorder). The 13 year-old learner at St Mary's DSG is a member of the school orchestra (on violin) and recorder group. Under the tutelage of Mrs Sandra Breschi, Nortjie has achieved distinctions for all her exams and has received numerous awards at competitions. She will perform Concertino in D by John Baston, Grave and Allegro by Domenico Scarlatti and Fish and Chips by Alan Bullard.

The recital will take place at 19h30 on Tuesday April 30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road. Tickets R120 (R100 FOM members and R20 students).

For more information contact 071 505 1021 (Keith) or email or visit