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Sunday, May 10, 2020


A fabulous online concert to be held on May 27, in aid of the Denis Hurley Centre DHC, will feature over 20 pianists from South Africa, UK, USA and the Netherlands.

The COVID-19 virus became all too real for UKZN's Piano Passion Project recently, when Prof Darius Brubeck was afflicted with the virus. He found himself on a ventilator, in intensive care, with doctors giving him a 50/50 chance of survival. Given Brubeck’s miraculous recovery, and the obvious financial need in our communities, the Piano Passions Project decided a fund-raising thanksgiving concert was in order.

Thanks to social distancing, this will be an online concert - but that means, unlike previous fundraising concerts, our supporters from round the world can join us! The concert will be two hours of piano performances created especially for the event, featuring the wealth of talent that is part of Brubeck’s legacy here in KZN. A full list of the pianists can be found on the PPP Facebook page.

One of them will definitely be jazz pianist Melvin Peters who appeared some years ago with Brubeck.

Tickets are R80 each (less than $5!) and available on (with the option for patrons to donate more). 

This event forms part of the weekly online concerts of UKZN's Centre for Jazz and Popular Music so you could actually buy a pass that covers all the concerts for this month!