The soloist for the third concert in the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s Early Spring Season is South African born pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins.
Performing as soloist and collaborative artist in North America, Europe, Africa, and Hong Kong, he was named the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist in Music. His accomplishments include featuring in various local and international piano competitions alongside notable academic accolades. He has a Masters in Music and Doctor of Musical Arts under Antonio Pompa-Baldi from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he has been awarded the Sadie Zellen Piano Prize, the Arthur Loesser Memorial Prize, and the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity.
His recent performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos No’s 2 and 3 are praised by German and South African critics for “technical precision,” “artistic expressivity,” and “transcendent” interpretation.
The concert is conducted by Lykele Temmingh. Born in the Netherlands and raised in South Africa, Temmingh is the recipient of the 1991 SAA Performing Arts Award and as both assistant and freelance conductor he has conducted a wide range of music. He is now a resident conductor of the KZN Philharmonic, and appears regularly on the orchestra’s concert podium.
The program consists of: Rossini, Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri; Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, Op. 21; Schubert, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485.
Venue: Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown
Cost: R150 – R345