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Friday, October 16, 2020


(Christopher Duigan)

Friends of Music and Music Revival will present a live piano recital by Steinway Pianist Christopher Duigan on October 18. The programme will comprise music by Ludwig van Beethoven to celebrate the 250th year since the composer’s birth.

South African concert pianist, Christopher Duigan has been recognised as a 'South African piano icon' (Classic Feel June 2009). He has performed extensively with all leading South African orchestras in a repertoire of more than 25 works for piano and orchestra. In recital, he has developed a popular following through his innovative presentation and programming of a broad and eclectic taste in music.

In recent months, Christopher has established a massive online presence with twice-weekly livestream sessions during COVID 19. Since March 2020, he has reached unprecedented audience exposure internationally with recitals and informative performance sessions detailing his interest in the vast piano repertoire and his enthusiasm for the instrument. These can be followed at his website

As soloist, Christopher has appeared in major performances with orchestras including Rachmaninoff Concerto No 2 (Cape Philharmonic Orchestra- Cape Town City Hall), Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 and Totentanz (Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Linder Auditorium) and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and (KZN Philharmonic Orchestra - Durban City Hall).

Major recital engagements include those at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria, Casa Labia in Cape Town, Steinway Hall in London, in Mexico City and at the National Arts Festival (Grahamstown) and Hilton Arts Festival. 

The programme features Beethoven Sonatas OP. 27 No.1 & Op. 53 “Waldstein” and Schumann’s Fantasie Op. 17.

The recital will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 15h00 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road.

Tickets R80pp – a special price to celebrate the return to live music by Friends of Music and Music Revival.

Pre-booking is essential. Pay at the door. Book at

All Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed.