Acclaimed pianist performs locally

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:04

Acclaimed pianist performs locally

Petronel Malan is one of South Africa’s most loved concert pianists and can boast with Grammy nominations, The American Prize for Excellence in the Arts, five first prizes at international piano competitions and Kanna- and KykNET Fiësta awards.

Born in South Africa, Petronel began with piano lessons with her mother at the age of four, continuing with Adolph Hallis, Joseph Stanford and Albie van Schalkwyk. After winning all major national piano competitions, she completed both her graduate degrees at the University of Texas whilst studying with Steven de Groot, Ralph Votapek, Joseph Banowetz and Earl Wild.

Malan is known for her powerful virtuoso playing which enthrals audiences all over the world. She maintains a full performing schedule as recitalist, orchestral soloist and as chamber musician. During her performance at the NWU School of Music Conservatory on Tuesday 18 April, she will be performing works by Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninov.

Tickets at R80/R50 are available at the Conservatory in Thabo Mbeki Drive (tel. 018-299-1692), PUK Arts in the Heimat Building (F9) on the campus (tel. 018-299-2844), Protea Bookshop on the Bult (tel. 018-297-1583), online at www.artema.co.za or 30 minutes before the concert at the box office.