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Saturday, January 29, 2022


(Left: Christopher Duigan)

Normally heard on his virtual concert programmes from his Music Revival organisation, Steinway Pianist Christopher Duigan will enchant a live audience tomorrow (January 30) at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.

This ‘live’ concert, the first for 2022, sees Duigan play an all-time favourite selection of music by Frederic Chopin. A selection of dazzling waltzes and dreamy nocturnes is complemented by the four scherzos (or scherzi). Composed at various points in Chopin’s life, between 1833 and 1843, they represent some of the composer's boldest compositional ideas.

The scherzi, designed as concert pieces of immense drama and brilliance, have formed a major part of the concert piano repertoire due to their compact design, impactful ideas and imaginative exploitation of pianistic brilliance.

The concert takes place at 11h00 tomorrow (Sunday January 30). Tickets R100. A limited number of complimentary tickets for students and young pianists are available. Places are limited. COVID-19 Protocols apply.

Booking - only or sms 0834174473 (unfortunately no WhatsApp option available at the moment)

The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit