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Thursday, February 25, 2021


(Above: Mingmei & Gongxuan Zhang)

Raising the curtain as the Prelude Performers at Friends of Music’s Lupa Trio concert on February 28, 2021, at the Durban Jewish Centre, will be the very talented pianists, Mingmei (14) and Gongxuan Zhang (12).

The sisters are scholars at Our Lady of Fatima Convent School in Durban North. Both have won many prizes and awards at various festivals and competitions such as the Queensburgh Festival, eThekwini Eisteddfod, and Pretoria Eisteddfod.

Their programme is as follows:

Mingmei - Etude op 25 no 2 by Frédéric Chopin

Gongxuan - Remote Xianggelilia by Ma Jinfeng and Zhang Nan

Duo - Dolly Suite op 56 no 1 (Berceuse & Mi-a-ou) by Gabriel Faurè

The main feature of the Friends of Music concert is the Lupa Trio on February 28, 2021, featuring Aristide du Plessis (cello), Ralitza Macheva (violin) and Annamaria D’Andrea (viola). They are musicians with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as having distinguished careers as ensemble and solo musicians.

The programme will include Beethoven Trio Op 9 – D major and Beethoven Trio Op 9 – G major.

The concert will take place on February 28, 2021, at 15h00 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga Road.

Tickets R120 (R100 Friends of Music members). Audience numbers are limited to 50. So pre-booking is essential.

Contact or phone Keith on 071 505 1021.

All Covid protocols will be observed.