The Songmakers’ Guild will present their annual Young Artists Concerts on Thursday May 18 at The Voorkamer in Stellenbosch, and on Friday May 19 at 6 Spin Street in the Cape Town CBD, both at 7pm.
This year’s concerts feature five singer-and-pianist duos, selected from a pool of artists under the age of 32.
The programme showcases a diverse selection of art songs chosen by the performers themselves and featuring works by a range of composers including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Granados, Debussy and Williams as well as a few up-and-coming young South African composers.
The pairs – both young professionals and students from Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town – include Keaton Manwaring and Throy Petersen, Lauren Pharaoh and Mikhaila Porter, Karabo Rabaloi and Gerhard Joubert, Jason September and Karen Petersen, and Van Wyk Venter and Daniel Brodie. In the preparation for the concert, all of them received master classes from renowned art song pianist and former guild artistic director, Albie van Schalkwyk.
Tickets are available at the door and through Quicket, at R190 or R120 for pensioners and R20 for students, and includes a glass of complimentary wine before the show. Visit https://www.songmakersguild.co.za/about for more information about the guild.