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Sunday, April 18, 2021


(Left: Alyssa Bouwer, Nigel Fish & Ilse Myburgh)

Enjoy the crisp autumn weather in the company of glorious fine music for clarinet, cello and piano, in a comfortable home in the beautiful Midlands.

An eclectic programme of nuanced romantic music rich in autumn shades can be enjoyed from the expansive airy sun veranda with a magnificent view at Puddles Cottage in the heart of the Kamberg Valley in the Midlands. The concert takes place on April 25 at 11h00 and 15h00.

Friends Alyssa Bouwer (clarinet) Ilse Myburgh (piano) and Nigel Fish (cello) have all missed performing while in Lockdown, so have created an autumnal pop-up concert at the invitation of musician friend, Agnes Jerman of Puddles Cottage.

The carefully-chosen eclectic and varied programme includes: Saint Saens’ Le Cygne and Clarinet Sonata Op.167; Villa Lobos’ Song of the Black Swan; Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro Op.70 and Fantasiestucke Op. 73 and Beethoven’s trio for piano, clarinet and cello Op.11.

Bouwer holds a B Mus Degree from the University of the Free State and a Master’s in Music from the University of Cincinnati. She has played in the Free State Symphony Orchestra and taught at Grey College in Bloemfontein. She is currently teaching music at Epworth School in Pietermaritzburg.

Myburgh studied piano under Prof Joseph Stanford and achieved a Master’s in Music (Chamber Music). She recently settled in Hilton teaching piano at Epworth and Hilton Schools.

Fish has been a member of orchestras in Durban, Cape Town and Aachen, Germany. At present he is a cello teacher in and around Pietermaritzburg.

Performances take place at 11h00 and 15h00 on April 25, 2021.

Strict Covid protocols will be observed: Only 45 patrons permitted per concert; patrons will be social distanced; masks to be worn at all times.

Tickets R120 include a cup of coffee and cookie. Bookings through Agnes Jerman on 082 683 1583 or email:

Puddles Cottage is situated in Vaalekop Valley, Kamberg Road, Rosetta.