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Monday, November 30, 2020


(Ralitza Macheva; Aristide du Plessis & Annamaria D’Andrea)

The Lupa Trio, which comprises three accomplished string players: Aristide du Plessis; Ralitza Macheva and Annamaria D’Andrea, will give a concert on December 6, 2020, at St Thomas Church in Musgrave.

All musicians are with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as having distinguished careers as ensemble and solo musicians.

Aristide du Plessis (cello); Ralitza Macheva (violin) and Annamaria D’Andrea (viola) perform a technically-challenging programme of seldom-played music: two of Beethoven String Trio Op 9: in D major & G major. Beethoven composed his three string trios in 1797/98 in Vienna. In this programme, Lupa Trio will play the first two of the three String Trios: in G major and in D major.

Aristide du Plessis has established a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading cellists, making regular appearances on national television and radio, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Bulgarian-born Ralitza Macheva is Co-Principal Second Violin with the KZNPO and plays with Baroque 2000 Chamber Orchestra; she is also Concertmaster and Music Director of Gypsy Strings Chamber Group. Viola player Annamaria D’Andrea from Roma, Italy, has been with the KZNPO since 2006. She also plays with the Gypsy Strings.

This concert forms part of the popular chamber series on Sunday mornings at St Thomas Church. Tickets can be booked by contacting / WhatsApp’ing Aristide on 076 159 5771 or email

Tickets R100 (R80 pensioners and students) must be pre booked before the day.

The Lupa Trio’s concert takes place on December 6 at 11h00 at St Thomas Church, Musgrave Road, Durban.

Covid protocols will be observed.