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Tuesday, July 30, 2019


One last opportunity to hear Schubert’s Trout Quintet with pianist Christopher Duigan, the Kerimov Trio & Friends on August 4 in the Memorial Hall at Hilton College.

Christopher Duigan is joined by star Russian virtuosi Elena and Boris Kerimov (violin and cello) with David Snaith (viola) and Jura Litvinenko (bass) to play Schubert’s evergreen Trout Quintet. Their performance follows several recent performances in KZN including a critically acclaimed performance at the Jewish Centre in Durban.

The Kerimovs, together with Duigan, played as the Kerimov Trio and won a popular following in the founding days of Music Revival with numerous classical concerts and cafe performances across KZN. They were particularly popular in their programmes of Eastern-European folk music. The Kerimov Trio were also featured in several of the country’s most prestigious concerts series including those in Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and were regular visitors to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. For this performance they include popular light classics Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No 5, Skylark, Monti’s Czardas, Massenet’s Meditation from Thais, Caccini’s Ave Maria and more.

In addition, Duigan will play solo piano selections from his recent performances at the Latimer Music Festival in the Chiltern Hills, England. Included are several of his favourite compositions; Handel -Chaconne in G, and music by Schubert and Liszt.

The artSMart review in June, 2019 states: "In the KZNPO Ensemble’s performance of this work, the pianist’s touch was highly cultivated and he is to be commended on his excellent octave work at speed in the right hand, which must certainly have been a challenge throughout much of the work.

“While it can be said that each instrumentalist was truly independent and had an autonomous “voice”, as an ensemble, they merged well together. It was clear that there was very good communication between the cellist and violinist couple and also between the piano and violin in the relevant passages. There was a vivaciousness to the playing, particularly on the trills and running scale passages, which brought to life the image of a trout swimming freely in a pond. In general, the ensemble displayed a pleasing understatedness."

The concert takes place at 15h00 on August 4, 2019, in the Memorial Hall at Hilton College in Hilton. Tickets R150 include refreshments at interval. Booking through or or Music Revival on 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only) 

Seating is unreserved and there is secure parking.