Dear Concert Series Supporters
For our next concert, we are delighted to fulfil another of our lost 2020 concerts with pianist Bryan Wallick returning to the Baxter Concert Hall on Saturday 11 June at 11am.
Bryan will present a mix of Virtuosic Fugues with works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Marc-André Hamelin, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.
Bryan was one of South Africa’s favourite pianists until he returned to his native America to take up a teaching position. He is also establishing himself as a virtuoso pianist in the US. In addition to a prolific solo career he is also a passionate chamber musician and during Covid joined with violinist Frank Stadler in Austria and cellist Peter Martens in Cape Town in a ground breaking trio performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in an inter-continental virtual collaboration across three continents which won the KykNet Fiesta Award for Best Achievement in Classical Music for South Africa 2020.
Bryan has recently been appointed as assistant professor of piano at Colorado State University where he lives with his wife and three children.
The concert takes place in the Baxter Concert Hall at 11am on Saturday 11 June, and will follow with a short in-conversation where Bryan will talk more about the music and answer questions from the audience.
The Baxter restaurant and bar will be available before and after for refreshments. Covid rules require that masks must be worn in the hall at all times.
Ticket bookings are available at Webtickets but if you prefer you can contact me directly by emailing email@example.com and I will reserve your chosen seats.
We look forward to welcoming you once again to the Cape Town Concert Series.
Full programme : Virtuosic Fugues
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D major BWV 912
Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in E minor Op. 35
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D minor Op. 87
Marc-André Hamelin Prelude and Fugue in A-flat minor
Two Chopin Etudes : Op. 25 No. 1 & Op. 10 No. 12 “Revolutionary”
Two Rachmaninoff Preludes: Op. 23 No. 4 & Op. 23 No. 5