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Saturday, January 11, 2020


(Right: James Grace)

Friends of Music in association with Christopher Duigan's Music Revival presents James Grace (guitar) and Christopher Duigan (piano) in Together Again

The concert will take place at the Durban Jewish Centre on January 26, 2020.

The Duigan & Grace Duo, an unusual combination of piano and guitar, has won a popular following at major festivals and on stages across South Africa. 

Their programmes together include many of their own duo arrangements and improvisations on classic melodies, jazz standards, Latin milongas and Spanish classics.

(Left: Christopher Duigan)

For this concert, Duigan will play a fascinating solo piano selection from his programme My Favourite Things, a choice of his personal favourites drawn from his repertoire. This includes music by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scott Joplin, Ernesto Nazareth and Arvo Pärt.

James Grace will play classical guitar solos from the Spanish repertoire by Albeniz, Tarrega and Granados. Their session will end with duo favourites, Black Orpheus, Fields of Gold, Tico Tico and Duigan’s own composition Indigo, a favourite at any Duigan and Grace concert.

Cape Town-based James Grace is a SAMA nominated artist with a string of successful recordings under his belt. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London as a Foundation Scholar with Carlos Bonell. Upon graduating, he became the first guitarist in the history of the College to receive the Tagore Gold Medal, an annual award presented to the most outstanding student. After spending two years in Doha, in the Arabian State of Qatar where he taught guitar at an International Music Centre, He returned to South Africa and was appointed Head of Classical Guitar Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Christopher Duigan is one of South Africa's busiest concert artists, giving 100 performances annually. His performance range from those of the core classical repertoire, both as soloist with orchestra and in recital to music well beyond the classical repertoire. His strong sense of community is shown in his active promotion of regular Music Revival concerts across KZN and other parts of the country. These concerts have not only developed new audiences in various communities but also provided performance platform for many young and aspiring soloists. Duigan's work as an entrepreneurial musician has attracted international attention for his innovative and ground-breaking approach. His activities have been said to be truly representative of a 21st century classical musician.

The concert will take place on January 26, 2020, at 15h00 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R120 (R100 FOM Members) available at the door.

For more information contact or phone Keith on 071 505 1021.