Pianist Sulayman Human wins ATKV-Muziq 2017

Pianist Sulayman Human wins ATKV-Muziq 2017

02.08.17  Twenty-four year old pianist, Sulayman Human, was announced as the overall winner of the national classical music competition, ATKV-Muziq 2017.

As overall winner, Human walked away with R65 000, as well as R8 500 as winner of the prize for the Best Interpretation of a Baroque or Classical Work.

Young saxophonist, Cameron Williams, a second-year BMus student, received the overall second prize of R32 000, as well as R8 500 as winner of the prize for the Best Interpretation of a South African Composition during the Second Round.

The overall third prize of R16 000 was awarded to violinist, Jeffrey Armstrong, who is currently enrolled at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

ATKV-Muziq is the biggest and most prestigious annual classical music competition in South Africa, with previous winners including international award-winning pianists Ben Schoeman and Megan-Geoffrey Prins.

Through the competition, ATKV makes a contribution to classical music in South Africa. The competition is open to young musicians between the ages of 15 and 27 with a total of R180 000 in prize money awarded to the winners.

Photo: Sulayman Human - Overall winner of ATKV-Muziq 2017

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