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Young Artist Recital with Jordan Brooks
12 August at 11:00| R100 – R220
Jordan Brooks started violin lessons at the age of seven under the tutelage of Anne Marie Swanepoel at the Beau Soleil Music Centre in South Africa. In 2020, he received a full scholarship to study at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
Since the age of 11, he has performed as a soloist with various orchestras in South Africa, including the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Hugo Lambrecht Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous performances with the Beau Soleil String Ensemble. Jordan has also performed in numerous recital venues, such as The Casa Labia, Erin Hall, The Baxter Theatre, the Welgemeend, and several wine farms in Stellenbosch. In the UK, he has performed in venues such as The Stoller Hall, Bridgewater Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James Piccadilly, and The Conway Hall.
As the former concertmaster of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Jordan performed in numerous concert venues in Cape Town, as well as being involved with many collaborative concerts with well-known national and international artists. He was also selected to play as an extra in the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in various symphony concerts. In 2018, Jordan was a member of the MIAGI orchestra where they toured Europe for six weeks, performing in concert venues such as the Elbphilharmonie and the Concertgebouw. During his time in Manchester, Jordan received the opportunity to play in the Manchester Camerata ensemble under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy.
As an active chamber musician, Jordan has participated in numerous chamber festivals in South Africa, including the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival. He has been involved in a variety of Chamber Projects with The Cape Chamber Music Collective, Manchester Camerata, Manchester Collective, and the Barret Duo Institute in Norway.
Enriching his training, further input came from masterclasses by well-known performers and teachers such as Marc Bouchkov, Alexander Gilman, Philippe Graffin, Christina Brabetz, Gareth Lubbe, André Swanepoel, Gordon Back, and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
Jordan is currently a first-year student at the Royal College of Music under a full scholarship given by the ABRSM. He now studies with violin pedagogue Radu Blidar and plays on a Claude Pirot violin.
Tertia Visser is an accomplished South African pianist who studied under national and international piano masters, John Antoniadis and London-based Martino Tirimo, after winning the prestigious Mabel Quick Overseas Scholarship.
A truly diverse musician, Tertia has performed as a soloist, chamber music partner, and collaborative pianist at home and abroad. In November 2016, she received her Fellowship from the Trinity College of Music, London.
She has been organizing the very successful Erin Hall concert series in Rondebosch since the beginning of 2014.
When not performing, Tertia lectures at the South African College of Music and enjoys teaching her private pupils.