South African pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins at the Baxter

South African pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins at the Baxter

Megan-Geoffrey Prins, the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music, presents a solo recital exploring the multi-faceted nature of piano repertoire, at the Baxter Theatre on 27 July at 19:30. \

Prins recently returned to South Africa after spending 5 years living and performing abroad. He has been praised by local and international critics for his “technical precision,” “artistic expressivity,” and “transcendent” interpretation.

The program will feature a new work, Finding|Being, which Prins commissioned for his performance at the National Arts Festival this year. Arthur Feder uses harmonious sonorities and intricate rhythms to reflect on southern African music styles.

Prins is frequently praised locally and abroad for his magnificent interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninov’s piano works. For this program, he will play the timeless Variations on a Theme by Corelli, which was inspired by the ever-popular La Folia theme.

Next on the program is Carl Vine’s monstrous and riveting Piano Sonata. The Australian composer penned the composition for the Sydney Dance Company in 1991. It reflects the energetic, driven, and challenging nature of modern dance forms.

On a subtler note, Prins will enchant the audience with five preludes by Claude Debussy, including favourites such as Voilles, Les collines d`Anacapri, and La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair).

The evening will end on a spectacular note with one of Franz Liszt’s most beloved piano works: Mephisto Waltz No. 1. It tells the fiery tale of a devilish fiddler who enchants a wedding party with the intoxicating sounds of his violin.

The concert takes place 27 July 7:30pm at the Baxter Theater Concert Hall. Tickets available through Webtickets here:

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