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THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

in aid of the Hermanus Cancer Fund (PBO 930043889) 
Christopher Duigan (piano) with Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano), Luhkanyo Moyake (tenor) Violina Anguelov (mezzo-soprano)
Thursday 14 and Friday 15 December  
Bouchard Finlayson - Hemel en Aarde Valley, HERMANUS
Wine and canapés from 17h45 for 18h30
TICKETS: R250   www.webtickets.co.za
A spectacular selection of celebrated operatic arias, songs and seasonal  music. 
Generously sponsored  by the Lloys-Ellis Family


CHRISTMAS CONCERT
with Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano), Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano), Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor) and Christopher Duigan (piano)
Sunday 17 DECEMBER 1:00 pm

Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R550 includes a three-course meal  and concert performance  

Three superb voices gather for a sensational  seasonal lunch at Cafe Bon Bon. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Violina Anguelov is joined by tenor Lokhnayo Moyake who is fast becoming a ‘hot ticket’ on the opera scene and Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano). They sing  a  magnificent selection of popular opera and song and a selection of seasonal and sacred  music including  ‘O Holy Night’, 'Panis Angelicus'   and ‘Silent Night’.   Expect spectacular performances from ‘Carmen’, La Boheme’, ‘Rigoletto’, ‘La Traviata’ and comic moments in this beautiful programme. Christopher Duigan accompanies at the piano.

 

Seasonal music for the family
Monday  18 DECEMBER 6:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine

The same concert is repeated on Monday evening where family and kids are invited to attend and enjoy the music and evening in a relaxed setting at Cafe Bon Bon.The concert will take place in the courtyard - weather permitting.  Guests will be treated to a seasonal  harvest table plus special packs for the kids. Carol singing on the adjacent lawn to follow with the guests accompanied by James Grace (guitar).  Bring blankets and candles for the carol singing - weather permitting.

Tickets: R450 includes the harvest table followed by carol singing on the lawns - weather permitting.   Children welcome - R120 includes a special kids package surprise!
BOOKING : Cafe Bon Bon 021 876 3936



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Thank you to everyone who supported our Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek!

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MARRIOTT CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL in Franschhoek
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October 2017

 

Juliet Strings and Clarinet
The Juliet String Quartet and Justin Carter (clarinet)
Friday 27 October  7:30 pm
NG Church, Franschhoek  

Conversations with my Piano
Darius Brubeck (piano) with Christopher Duigan (piano)
Saturday 28 October   11:30 am
NG Church, Franschhoek

GRAND SOIREE: GRAND VOICES
Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano), Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano), Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor)
Saturday 28 OCTOBER 7:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine

The Music of Chopin Vol II
Christopher Duigan (piano)
Sunday 29 October   12:00 noon
NG Church, Franschhoek  

BON BON FINALE
Jazz Date : Darius Brubeck and Friends
Sunday 29 OCTOBER  1:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine


Tickets for the NG Church (Franschhoek) Concerts  are available at  www.webtickets.co.za and the door.    Performance time: (70 mins)
Booking for Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936   

 

A TRADITION OF MUSICAL EXCELLENCE

FOR the past 15 years Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival has delighted classical music fans with performances by the best musicians in the country.  

This year’s Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek – which runs from October 27 to October 29– continues that tradition of excellence.

Says festival producer, Duigan: “We strive to include a range of musical styles and genres in the concerts but always with the emphasis on happy working relationships; where the friendship off the stage leads to great enthusiasm, brought together by mutual love of music, onstage.”

The festival gets underway with the Juliet String Quartet and Justin Carter (clarinet) at 7.30 pm on Friday, October 27 in NG Church in Franschhoek.

 The newly-formed and already fêted quartet comprises four of Cape Town’s finest musicians: Annien Shaw and Nicole D’Oliveira (violins), Emile de Roubaix (viola) and Babette Roosenschoon (cello). Well-known for their engaging and varied programmes they are joined by Carter to perform Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581

The String Quartet in C major, Op. 20 no. 2 by Joseph Haydn, Chaconne in G minor (Z 730) by Henry Purcell and ‘Valse drom Lasse’ complete the programme.

The second concert in the NG Church, 'Conversations with my Piano’, will feature international jazz pianist, Darius Brubeck, in a rare offering of solo piano music.

Brubeck is most often heard as the leader of the Darius Brubeck Quartet, or with his brothers, playing the music of their father, legendary pianist Dave Brubeck, in Brubeck plays Brubeck.  

For this concert he will be joined in a musical ‘piano ping pong’ or back and forth by pianist, Duigan, who will play classical and popular solos, improvisations and original material off-setting Brubeck’s jazz offerings. 

This conversational engagement takes place with, and around, the piano on Saturday, October 28 a11.30 am.

At 12 noon on Sunday, October 29, Duigan plays The Music of Chopin Vol II, a follow-up to ‘The Music of Chopin’, which he performed in over 40 concerts nationally and recorded on CD.

The NG Church programme includes a new selection of the Franco-Polish composer’s piano-dominated output, including rustic Polish mazurkas, glittering French waltzes, rhapsodic tales in Ballade and Barcarolle and a set of spell-binding piano etudes.

It continues the unique exploration and presentation of Chopin’s music that Steinway artist, Duigan, has maintained over the last 20 years.  This performance is dedicated to the memory of Ine van der Tak. 

Tickets for the three NG Church concerts are R120 and can be booked online by credit card at via www.webtickets.co.za as well as at Pick and Pay outlets nationwide. Tickets will also be available at the door.

No music festival in Franschhoek would be complete without the famed diner and lunch concerts at La Petite Dauphine.

Kicking things off is Grand Soiree: Grand Voices at 6.30 pm for 7 pm on Satuday, October 28 at Café Bon Bon. This enthralling opera evening will feature three of South Africa’s most prolific voices - Violina Anguelov, who has earned a stellar reputation as SA’s top mezzo-soprano, and husband and wife team, Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano) and Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor) .  

They will sing celebrated arias, duets and songs from ‘Carmen’‘Samson and Delilah’‘La Traviata’‘Turnadot'  and more. Tickets for this very special evening are R550, which includes a three-course meal. To book phone Café Bon Bon at 021 876 3936.

Also at the venue is the Bon Bon Finale at 1 pm on Sunday, October 29. Pianist Darius Brubeck, who makes his second appearance at the festival, will be joined by long-time collaborator and fellowAmerican, Mike Rossi (sax), and other jazz musicians on bass and drums to perform a stylish selection of jazz standards and original numbers.  The concert promises to end the festival on a spectacular note.

Tickets are R450, which includes a three-course meal. To book phone Café Bon Bon at 021 876 3936.

Speaking on behalf of all the participating musicians, Duigan said: “We look forward to seeing many old friends and also showing many new ones why we as artists enjoy the festival as much as the audience.

“Franschhoek is unique, and offers something special for everyone. And we enjoy bringing our own special magic to Franschhoek and being part of the extraordinary ambience the town has to offer for the duration of the weekend.”

  • The Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek is sponsored by Marriott, The Income Specialists. 
  • The festival is presented by Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival and supported by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos
  • For more information contact Music Revival at 083 417 4473 or log on to www.franschhoekclassic.co.za or www.musicrevival.co.za

PREVIOUS EVENTS ...

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The Four Seasons Concert Series at CASA LABIA

Casa Labia in association with Christopher Duigan's Music Revival and James Grace's Stringwise Records presents a new concert series of four concerts through the year at Casa Labia:


THE SONGS YOU LOVE
Friday - 22 September - 20h00

Federico Freschi (baritone)
Christopher Duigan (piano)

 

The ‘Songs you Love’ brings together two of  South Africa's most dynamic performers in popular melodies from the world of opera, classic musicals and the world’s celebrated stages. Includes numbers from ‘Carmen’, ‘Marriage of Figaro’,  ‘My Fair Lady', Neapolitan songs including ‘O sole mio’,  celebrated numbers from Cole Porter, Edith Piafand others.  Hit that high-note in this up-beat programme!
 
R150 per person - bookings are essential & payable in advance  (Free seating)
A cash bar will be available & cards are welcome.
Cucina Labia Restaurant will be open for dinner between 18h00 & 20h00.  Booking is essential
For bookings please contact CASA LABIA  on 021 788 6068 or email to events@casalabia.co.za 

 

 

 

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CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN plays CHOPIN at the EVERARD READ in JOHANNESBURG

Monday 31 July 2017
18h30 for 19h00
Everard Read Gallery  

6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank
Tickets ~ R250
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Music Revival 083 417 4473 - Whatsapp or sms preferred  or booking@musicrevival.co.za

To coincide with the solo exhibition “Being Human”  by Heather Gourlay-Conyngham27 July - 19 August 2017

Piano sponsored by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos 011 234 7555


 

The Four Seasons Concert Series at CASA LABIA
 


Casa Labia in association with Christopher Duigan's Music Revival and James Grace's Stringwise Records presents a new concert series at Casa Labia:
THE FOUR SEASONS: Four concerts from July 2017 to May 2018.

Four Seasons 1
INDIGO : David Salleras (saxophone) Christopher Duigan (piano)
with special guest James Grace (guitar)
Friday 30 June
20h00
Casa Labia, Muizenberg

R150 per person - bookings are essential & payable in advance (Free seating)

  • A cash bar will be available & cards are welcome
  • Cucina Labia Restaurant will be open for dinner between 18h00 & 20h00.  Booking is essential.
  • BOOKING:  Casa Labia Cultural Centre  Tel 021 788 6068 or email events@casalabia.co.za 

 

Virtuoso saxophonist David Salleras visits South Africa once again to tour with pianist Christopher Duigan. Since his first visit to South Africa in October 2012, Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and recordings with Duigan. Salleras (who is based in Barcelona, Spain) has attracted international attention through his fluency in a variety of musical styles. In addition, his innovative compositions, which incorporate traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and  avant-garde performing techniques are performed by saxophonists worldwide.

Their performance includes  works from the traditional saxophone repertoire by Jules Demersseman, JS Bach, Darius Milahaud’s ’Scaramouche’  and music from Spanish composer / saxophonist by Pedro Itturalde. Itturalde's 'Suite Hellenique' traditionally offer pianist and saxophonist plenty of opportunity to explore a wide range of dynamic interplay through a variety of musical styles.

A standard part of any programme in a Salleras/ Duigan performance includes their own creative arrangements of  music by  Argentina 'tango nuevo’  by Astor Piazzolla in addition to one of Salleras’ own solo ‘Caprices’ and Duigan's own composition as recorded on the albums ‘Indigo' and 'Midnight Blue'. 



IN FRANSCHHOEK - A WINTER SUNDAY LUNCH AT CAFE BON BON

David Salleras (saxophone) and Christopher Duigan (piano)
Sunday 2 July  12:30 for 1:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R500 includes a three-course meal
Booking essential: 021 876 3936

 

A spirited selection of world music classics, concert favourites and music from the their albums INDIGO and MIDNIGHT BLUE.
Music by Itturalde, Piazzolla, JS Bach and Christopher Duigan

Supported by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


in PRETORIA :Saxophonist David Salleras from Spain with Christopher Duigan

25 June 15h00
Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria

TICKETS R90 - R160 available here or 

Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033) 
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets

Virtuoso saxophonist and composer David Sallera visits South Africa once again to tour with pianist Christopher Duigan. Since his first visit to South Africa in October 2012, Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and recordings with Duigan. Salleras (who is based in Barcelona, Spain) has attracted international attention though his fluency in a variety of musical styles. In addition his innovative compositions which incorporate traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and avant-garde performing techniques are performed by saxophonists worldwide.

Their performance, following on highly acclaimed appearances in 2013 and 2015 at the Brooklyn Theatre, includes works from the traditional saxophone repertoire by Jules DemerssemanJohann Sebasstian Bach, Darius Milahaud’s ’Scaramouche’ and music from Spanish composer / saxophonist by Pedro Itturalde. Itturalde's 'Pequena Czardas' and 'Suite Hellenique' traditionally offer pianist and saxophonist plenty of opportunity to explore a wide range of dynamic interplay through a variety of musical styles.

A standard part of any programme in a Salleras/ Duigan performance includes their own creative arrangements of music by Argentina 'tango nuevo’ by Astor Piazzolla in addition tone of Salleras’ own solo ‘Caprices’ and Duigan's own composition as recorded on the albums ‘Indigo' and 'Midnight Blue'. Both albums have received considerable airplay on Classic FM. As an aside they will include a brief selection of songs from a forthcoming project that focuses on the creative reworking and improvising on folk songs and traditional melodies from around the world.

Block A (Adult) - R160 Block B (Adult) - R140
Block A (Senior) - R140 Block B (Senior)- R120
Children/Scholar/Student - R90


These pics from a recent tour Spain April 2017 by Ruben Garcia Carballo.


 

An Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek

Thanks to everyone for supporting us and especially to the Franschhoek Literary Festival for including us in their programme.  Here are a few pics from the weekend. (Thanks to La Petite Dauphine for the splendid accommodation!)

 

Christopher Duigan's Music Revival presents

An Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May 2017
To coincide with the Franschhoek Literary Festival
A series of classical  concerts in the historic NG Church and at Cafe Bon Bon.

NG Church, Franschhoek   
Tickets for the NG Church Concerts:  R100 are available at  www.webtickets.co.za and at the door.  
Performance time: (70 mins)

The French Piano
Friday 19 May  7:00 pm  
Christopher Duigan plays a classical recital of French music by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Jean-Phillippe Rameau with compositions drawing inspiration from the East, the exotic underworld, and reflections of the magical world that surrounds us.

 

Two Flutes and Guitar
Saturday 20 May  11:00 am  
Duo Zomari, Bridget Rennie-Salonen (flute) and guitarist James Grace, are joined by and Catherine Stephenson (flute) in a programme of music ranging from JS Bach to music with a strong Latin-American flavour.  This includes Maximo Diego-Pujol’s 'Suite Buenos Aires' and Piazzolla’s 'Histoire du Tango'.

 

Trio Frontier play Beethoven and Brahms
Sunday 21 May   12:15 pm   
Trio Frontier - Junnan Sun (clarinet) and Aristide du Plessis (cello) with pianist  Christopher Duigan - play Beethoven’s youthful Trio in B-flat Op. 11, contrasted with the Brahms Trio Op. 114, one of the composers most touching and beautiful ‘twilight’ works.

CANDLE LIGHT SOIRÉE
Saturday 20 May  6:30 for 7:00 pm  
SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

Pianist Christopher Duigan turns his hand to a beautiful selection of light classics that evokes a bygone world of nostalgia, often associated with salon music and evenings at the family piano. Included are Brahms’s 'Waltz in A-flat', Dvorak's ‘Humoresque',  Rubenstein's 'Melody in F' and 'The Maiden's Prayer’. 
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine  021 876 3936
R600 includes a three-course meal.

BON BON FINALE
Sunday 21 May  12:30 for 1:00 pm
Three engaging musicians, Junnan Sun (clarinet), Aristide du Plessis (cello) and Christopher Duigan (piano) offer a thrilling afternoon music by JS Bach, Saint-Saëns, Bella-Kovacs, Piazzolla and the evergreen 'The Swan' from 'Carnival of the Animals' for a spirited festival finale. 
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine  021 876 3936
R500 includes a three-course meal.

 

CHOPIN RECITAL Constantia, Cape Town 5 March 2017

It was an extraordinary sight, watching people thrusting R100 and R200 notes in the face of our ticket sales lady desperately wanting to get a ticket before the concert started! We were hard pressed to find everybody a seat.

From the first few notes Christopher played, I knew it would be a wonderful concert and that once again he would not disappoint. He started with Chopin’s E flat Nocturne, and played so quietly, sensitively and compellingly no one dared breathe. Then he proceeded to play all those pieces everyone knows so well, the ones they had come to hear: to my mind completely faultlessly, with perfect rippling passages in the high register, singing through the left hand and being so incredibly present throughout the entire recital that there seemed never a dull or boring moment. He was a credit to his teacher, the late Lamar Crowson, who has passed on gifts of imaginative playing and complete technical mastery over this demanding music, and yet Christopher brings his own insights and irreproachable musicality. It was a deeply satisfying concert to everyone there, richly deserving of the standing ovation at the end.

Matthew Reid, clarinettist and concert promoter

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THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT    

            
CHIRISTOPHER DUIGAN PLAYS CHOPIN
Christopher Duigan (piano)
Generously sponsored by the Lloys-Ellis Family

Piano supplied by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos
CD available : Christopher Duigan plays CHOPIN
(released  6 November 2016)


Bouchard Finlayson Winery
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 December 2016
Wine & Canapés from  5.45 pm for 6.30 pm
Tickets:  R200    from Helen  028 312 1485 or Debby 028 3131 633
In aid of the Hermanus Cancer Fund   PBO 930043889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

JOHANNESBURG MUSICAL SOCIETY: THE PERCY BANESHIK MEMORIAL CONCERT
TRIO FRONTIÈRE
Saturday 12 November: 20:00
LINDER AUDITORIUM, JOHANNESBURG

Junnan Sun (clarinet) Aristide du Plessis (cello) with Christopher Duigan (piano)

Johannes Brahms -  Trio Op 114
Ludwig van Beethoven- Trio in B-flat major, Op 11
Camille Saint-Saëns - Clarinet Sonata, Op. 167
Gabriel Faure - Elegy

 


THE Dean’s Concert 2016 – A Grand Night for Singing

Saturday, 5 November 2016, 8:00 pm
UJ Arts Centre, Kingsway Campus.
FREE CONCERT RSVP before Monday 31st of October 2016 to preciousm@uj.ac.za
Audience members are encouraged to make a donation to the Dean’s Bursary Fund in support of deserving students in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.

Rounding off 2016’s newly initiated Classical Music programme, UJ Arts & Culture is proud to present the inaugural Dean’s Concert 2016, entitled A Grand Night for Singing. As the grand finale of the year’s programme, this free concert offers Johannesburg audiences a rare opportunity to hear two of South Africa’s rising opera stars – soprano Siphamandla Yakupa and tenor Lukhanyo Moyake – along with the celebrated South African pianist, Christopher Duigan, the award-winning UJ Choir conducted by Renette Bouwer, and the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at UJ, accomplished baritone Federico Freschi.

Siphamandla Yakupa and Lukhanyo Moyake are both soloists at the Cape Town Opera Company, and are fast becoming sought-after artists on international opera stages. This year they were both finalists in the prestigious Hans Gabor Belvedere international singing competition. 

Yakupa’s roles include Musetta in La Bohème, Clara in Porgy and Bess, and Winnie Mandela in the Mandela Trilogy, to name a few. Forthcoming engagements include the role of Clara in Porgy and Bess in Argentina. 

Lukhanyo Moyake has performed a multitude of roles, including Alfredo in La Traviata, Jaquino in Fidelio, Belmote in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Leicester in Maria Stuarda. He is currently preparing the role of Don José in Lisbon, having recently won the Emmerich Smola Förderpreis in Landau, Germany.

Pianist Christopher Duigan has performed extensively with all major South African orchestras, festivals and stages in a repertoire of more than 25 compositions for piano and orchestra. In recital he has developed a popular following through his innovative presentation and programming. Recent highlights include performances of Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban and Pietermaritzburg and a seven concert tour in Spain with saxophonist David Salleras and the GIOrquestra.

In addition to his extensive academic accomplishments Federico Freschi is a well-known baritone, who studied towards a Diploma in Opera from the UCT College of Music. He has sung principal roles in a number of operas, operettas and musicals, and continues a concert career.

This is a free concert, but audience members are encouraged to make a donation to the Dean’s Bursary Fund in support of deserving students in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. 

The Dean’s Concert 2016 – A Grand Night for Singing – takes place on Saturday, 5 November 2016, 8pm at the UJ Arts Centre, Kingsway Campus. Pleases RSVP before Monday 31st of October 2016 to preciousm@uj.ac.za


 

This is the official website of THE MARRIOTT CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL in FRANSCHHOEK

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR FESTIVAL !

THE MARRIOTT CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN FRANSCHHOEK  WAS

21 - 23 OCTOBER 2016

The Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek
21 - 23 October 2016

 

Tickets for the NG Church Concerts:  R100 are available at  www.webtickets.co.za and at the door.  
Performance time: (70 mins)
 

Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Patrick Goodwin (violin) and Reese Barkhuizen (piano)

Friday 21 October  7:30 pm
NG Church, Franschhoek  

Outstanding young Cape Town-based musicians Patrick Goodwin (violin) and Reese Barkhuizen (piano) open the festival with three richly hued, expressive and favourite sonatas for violin and piano; Mozart in E minor, Beethoven’s final violin sonata op. 96 and Norwegian Edvard Grieg’s Sonata no. 3 in C minor.  The last work adds dramatic flourish to any festival programme!  Goodwin is the concertmaster of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and is much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician.  The duo have performed extensively in concert together.

 

Andulucian Nights
James Grace (guitar) with Saudiq Khan  (guitar)
Saturday 22 October   11:30 am
NG Church, Franschhoek

‘Andalucian Nights’ features original flamenco guitar music with leading flamenco exponent Saudiq Khan and arrangements of flamenco-inspired classics by performed by James Grace.  The classics are celebrated compositions by Isaac Albeniz, Joaquin Turina and Joaquin Rodrigo. They combine this with a contemporary mix of popular Spanish music in their own versions for two guitars by luminaries such as Paco de Lucia, Al di Meola and the Gypsy Kings.  Don't miss this exciting  and energetic collaboration!
Supported by LA FONTANA GUESTHOUSE

 

Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’
Christopher Duigan (piano)
Sunday 23 October   12:00 noon
NG Church, Franschhoek
    

In an ongoing exploration of Beethoven’s sonatas at the Franschhoek Music Festivals, Christopher Duigan plays three Beethoven sonatas in a Sunday morning performance at the historic NG Church. The three sonatas clearly represent what is often referred to as the ‘early, middle and late’ periods of the composer’s compositional style and life  - they are the Sonatas in F op.10 no. 2, the popular  ”Moonlight’ op. 27 no. 2 in C-sharp minor  and op. 109 in E.  Music by Schumann from his Noveletten op. 21  and Brahms Intermezzi Op 118 complete the selection.
Christopher Duigan is a Steinway Artist.

 

CANDLELIGHT SOIREE
Twenty Beautiful Piano Classics - Christopher Duigan
Saturday 22 OCTOBER 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R550 includes a three-course meal.

Enjoy a superb evening of the world’s most beautiful piano music in a magical setting. Christopher Duigan plays and introduces twenty short popular piano solos in this intimate, candlelit  evening at Cafe Bon Bon. Well known for his innovative presentation of familiar piano selections, Duigan combines brilliant piano playing with easy-going anecdotes on the music.  Included are the Rondo all Turca, Clair de lune, Rustle of Spring, Minute Waltz, Liebestraume, Greig’s Wedding Day at Troldhaugen and many more.
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936  
Sponsored by MARRIOTT, The Income Specialists

 

BON BON FINALE
Baroque Swing - Charl du Plessis Trio
Sunday 23 OCTOBER  12:30 for 1:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R450 includes a three-course meal.

The Charl du Plessis Trio make their début at the Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek. This concert will feature Steinway Artist Charl du Plessis (piano), Werner Spies (bass) and Peter Auret (drums) playing Du Plessis’ signature arrangements of music by Bach, Vivaldi alongside jazz masterpieces by Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and Chick Corea. This trio has just released their first international album Baroqueswing Vol. II on the Swiss records label Claves and regularly tours to China, Holland and Switzerland.
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936
Sponsored by MARRIOTT, The Income Specialists

The Marriott Classic Music Festival in Franschhoek is sponsored by Marriott, The Income Specialists. The Festival, now in its 14th year is presented by Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival and supported by La Fontaine Guesthouse,  La Petite Dauphine, Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos and David Walters Ceramics Gallery

Contact MUSIC REVIVAL 083 4174473
 




Celebrated concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, will be performing the music of Frédéric Chopin at St Andrew’s Church in Greenpoint, Cape Town at 3 pm on Saturday, August 20. 

He will be playing the composer’s Ballade No 3, waltzes in E-flat, A minor and B minor, three Etudes from Op. 10, Scherzo No. 1, and a selection of Nocturnes.

The Pietermaritzburg-based concert pianist will also be discussing the insight he gained into Chopin and his music on a trip to Warsaw in Poland and the Chopin Museum last year. 

Tickets for the concert are R150 (R100 concessions) at www.quicket.co.za.


CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN plays CHOPIN

3:00 pm Sunday, 19 June
Brooklyn Theatre in Menlyn Park, Pretoria

 

CELEBRATED concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, will be performing the music of Frédéric Chopin at the Brooklyn Theatre in Menlyn Park Pretoria at 3 pm on Sunday, June 19.

He will be playing the composer’s Ballade No 3, waltzes in E-flat, A minor and B minor, three Etudes from Op. 10, Scherzo No. 1,  and a selection of Nocturnes. 

The Pietermaritzburg-based concert pianist will also be discussing the insight he gained into Chopin and his music on a trip to Warsaw in Poland and the Chopin Museum last year.
Duigan, a Steinway Artist, has devoted much time to the study and performance of Chopin’s music in his professional career over the last 25 years and was invited to give two recital programmes of his music at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2010 on the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Tickets for the concert are R150 (R130 senior and R90 student) in block A and R130 (R110 senior and R90 student) in block B. To book phone 078 513 2074 or 072 126 8199. 
The Brooklyn Theatre is at the Greenlyn Village Centre, corner of Thomas Edison and 13th Streets, Menlo Park.

 

 

Thanks to everyone who attended our concerts!  What a fantastic weekend it was!

 

Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek


Friday 13 to Sunday 15 May 2016
To coincide with the Franschhoek Literary Festival
A series of concerts in the NG Church, Franschhoek and Cafe Bon Bon

        

NG Church, Franschhoek   

Highly Strung: Guitar and Piano Duo
Friday 13 May  7:00 pm  
Guitarist James Grace joins Christopher Duigan in a popular selection of favourites from this exciting and innovative duo's repertoire - classical, jazz, pop and standards. 

The Genius of Chopin
Saturday 14 May  11:30 am  
Christopher Duigan plays piano music by Frederic Chopin including the Ballade No. 3, Waltzes, Nocturnes and Scherzo No.1.

Mozart and Beethoven with the Juliet String Quartet
Sunday 15 May   11:30 am   
The exciting new Juliet Quartet play Beethoven's String Quartet Op 18 and Mozart’s Pianos Concerto in A K.414 with Christopher Duigan (piano).

        

Cafe Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine  

CANDLE LIGHT SOIRÉE
Saturday 14 May   7:00 pm
 
Christopher Duigan repeats his Chopin selection along with music by Liszt and Debussy.   Experience a sublime evening of Romantic piano music in a magnificent setting.
 

 

TANGO DEL FUEGO
Sunday 15 May  1:00 pm

Cape Town Tango Ensemble players Stanislav Angelov (accordion), Charles Lazar (bass) and Piet de Beer (violin) join Christopher Duigan in a spirited tango music performance.
 


The Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek is kindly supported by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos

 


 

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT                
MIKE ROSSI   saxophones, flute and clarinet
CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN   piano
Generously sponsored by the Lloys-Ellis family

Bouchard Finlayson Winery
Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th December 2015
Wine & Canapés from  5.45 pm for 6.30 pm
Tickets:  R200    from Helen  028 3121485 or Debby 028 3131633
In aid of the Hermanus Cancer Fund   PBO 930043889

A unique crossover concert with Mike Rossi (saxophone) and Christopher Duigan. Gatheringthreads from the American Songbook,  jazz standards and their own original material,  this collaboration offers both musicians a chance to explore and find common ground in a unique enterprise.  US-born Mike Rossi, much in demand throughout the country and internationally at major jazz festivals, heads the Jazz Studies programme at UCT.   He now teams up with classical pianist Christopher Duigan in an extraordinary crossover collaboration that offers unique opportunity and challenge to both. Also includes a selection of seasonal material.

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR FESTIVAL !

The Marriott Classic Music Festival in franschhoek  was

30 October to 1 November 2015
 

TWELVE STRINGS TWO GUITARS
Morgan Szymanski and James Grace (guitars) 
Friday 30 October 7:30 pm
NG Church, Franschhoek  

 

STARDUST
Mike Rossi (sax) and Christopher Duigan (piano)
Saturday 31 October   11:30 am
NG Church, Franschhoek

A unique crossover concert with Mike Rossi (saxophone) and Christopher Duigan. Gatheringthreads from the American Songbook,  jazz standards and their own original material,  this collaboration offers both musicians a chance to explore and find common ground in a unique enterprise.  US-born Mike Rossi, much in demand throughout the country and internationally at major jazz festivals, heads the Jazz Studies programme at UCT.   He now teams up with classical pianist Christopher Duigan in an extraordinary crossover collaboration that offers unique opportunity and challenge to both.
Supported by LA FONTAINE GUESTHOUSE

 

BEETHOVEN'S TEMPEST
Christopher Duigan (piano)
Sunday 1 November   11:30 am
NG Church, Franschhoek  
   

Christopher Duigan plays a inspired selection of music for a Sunday morning classical recital in the historic NG Church. Included is music by Mozart, Chopin and Debussy along with Beethoven’s celebrated ‘Tempest’ Sonata. According to Anton Schindler, Beethoven’s secretary and first biographer, the composer said that those wishing to understand this music should read Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. It is widely acknowledged as one of the composer’s great masterpieces.
Christopher Duigan is a Steinway Artist.

 

ALL THAT JAZZ
Classics of Gershwin and Cole Porter
Saturday 31 OCTOBER 12:30 for 1:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine

Join the Mike Rossi Quartet in a relaxed afternoon of entertaining jazz standards.  While away the afternoon with a glass of wine and lunch under the oak tress (weather permitting) or in the CafeBon Bon studio. Rossi and Co play an entertaining selection of favourite Gershwin and Cole Porter songs. With Andrew Ford–piano, Wesley Rustin-double bass, Heinrich Goosen-drums and Mike Rossi (sax and flute)
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936      
Sponsored by MARRIOTT, The Income Specialists

 

GRAND SOIREE: I Want to Sing in Opera
Saturday 31 OCTOBER 6:30 for 7:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R475 includes a three-course meal.

Three superb voices gather for a glamorous evening at Cafe Bon Bon. Celebrated mezzo Violina Anguelov is joined by long-time colleague Beverley Chiat (soprano) in a superb and entertaining selection of opera duets and arias. They have delighted audiences nation-wide together for many years.  They are joined by the young tenor Lokhnayo Moyake who is fast becoming a ‘hot ticket’ on the scene.  Expect spectacular performances from ‘Carmen’, La Boheme’, ‘Rigoletto’, ‘La Traviata’ and comic moments in this beautifully styled and created programme. Christopher Duigan accompanies at the piano.
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936   
Sponsored by MARRIOTT, The Income Specialists
      

BON BON FINALE  - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT  - BUT DO CALL IN CASE OF A 'GOOD WEATHER' BOOKING ON THE DAY.
Sunday 1 NOVEMBER 12:30 for 1:00 pm
Café Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
R450 includes a three-course meal.

A gathering of three versatile musicians in one festive performance provides great entertainment for a relaxed Sunday Lunch Concert. Guitarist James Grace, Stanislav Anguelov (accordion) and Christopher Duigan (piano) create many superb moments in a varied and easy-going presentation. With music from classical, tango, jazz, pop repertoire and a unique collaboration between the three, anything can happen! 
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936   
Sponsored by MARRIOTT, The Income Specialists

 

The Marriott Classic Music Festival  in Franschhoek is produced and directed by Christopher Duigan's MUSIC REVIVAL.

 

 


The Italian Institute of Culture in collaboration with
UJ Arts & Culture (a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture)
and Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival present

LA MUSICA DELL’ITALIANO
Beverly Chiat (soprano), Violina Anguelov (mezzo-soprano), Njabulo Madlala (baritone) and Federico Freschi (baritone)
Christopher Duigan (piano).
Sunday, 25 October 2015 at 16h00
UJ Arts Centre, University of Johannesburg Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park
RSVP essential to Precious Maputle: precious@uj.ac.za
A FREE CONCERT

Gauteng audiences will have a unique opportunity to enjoy a concert with four of South Africa’s most acclaimed voices at the University  of Johannesburg’s Arts Centre on Sunday, October 25.

To celebrate the month of Italian language and culture abroad, The Italian Institute of Culture in collaboration with UJ Arts & Culture (a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture) and Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival present a gala opera performance to remember at UJ Arts Centre on the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus starting at 16h00. Entrance is free.

The programme, titled LA MUSICA DELL’ITALIANO, includes a feast of Italian operatic highlights, duets and ensembles from La BohemeBarber of SevilleLa Traviata and other operas, plus music by Leonvavllo, Puccini, Mozart and Verdi. 

The finale will see the featured four soloists on stage together with members of the famed UJ Choir in Verdi’s anthem Va, pensiero or Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco.

Featured in this gala event are Cape Town-based soloists Beverly Chiat (soprano) and Violina Anguelov (mezzo-soprano).   Both graduates of UCT Opera School, Chiat and Angeulov have maintained busy careers on major opera stages and as sought-after oratorio soloists with major orchestras nationally. 

They have also worked together as a duo in an extensive line-up of informal events resulting in a infectious and easy stage chemistry. 

Standard Bank Young Artist for Music 2014, baritone, Njabulo Madlala,  who is now based in  London, joins them on stage, as does fellow baritone  Federico Freschi, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at the University of Johannesburg.  Freschi maintains a unique double career as concert artist and Dean of the Faculty.

The singers are supported and accompanied by acclaimed musical director and pianist Christopher Duigan.

LA MUSICA DELL’ITALIANO,   featuring a popular selection of classic melodies and operatic passion and drama, takes place at the UJ Theatre, Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park  on Sunday, October 25 2015 at 16h00. 

Admission is free but booking is essential. To reserve your seats contact Precious Maputle via email at precious@uj.ac.za or phone 011 559 3058.


 

On Saturday 11 July Music Revival presents a celebration of French song 'La vie et la musique’ at Cafe Bon Bon for  Franschhoek's Bastille weekend.   The popular  stage personality and operatic baritone Federico Freschi is joined by Christopher Duigan at the piano. Both are sought-after performers on South Africa's concert stages. Their selection of French music  features a choice of classic French songs, operatic arias from Gounod's Faust and Bizet's Carmen and from the genre of popular French song, La Vie en Rose, Autumn Leaves and Plaisir d'amour. A select clutch  of songs form Cole Porter’s Paris years are also featured. The song selection theis interleaved with piano solos from Debussy, Satie and Ravel including Debussy’s Clair de lune.

The 'Bastille soirée: La Vie at la musique' is presented at Cafe Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine on Saturday 11 July.  Tickets are R450 which includes a three course meal served at 7:00 pm.    Booking for these popular evenings at Cafe Bon Bon  is essential.  Tel. Cafe Bon Bon 021 876 3936.


INTERNATIONAL STEINWAY ARTIST CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN AND SPANISH SAXOPHONE VIRTUOSO DAVID SALLERAS ARE TOURING SOUTH AFRICA TO LAUNCH THEIR NEW CD INDIGO

CD LAUNCH - INDIGO: THE LONG-AWAITED CD OF ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN

Since his first visit to South Africa in October 2012, virtuoso saxophonist  David Salleras has been collaborating on a project of concerts and recordings of original music with Christopher Duigan.  Regarded as one of the world leaders in contemporary classical saxophone players Salleras (who is based in Barcelona, Spain)  has attracted international attention though his fluency in a variety of musical styles. In addition his innovative compositions which incorporate  traditional flamenco idioms with contemporary and  avant grade performing techniques are performed by saxophonists worldwide.

His partnership with Steinway artist and  leading South African concert pianist Christopher Duigan has focussed however on something quite different;  Duigan's own original music for saxophone and piano. Created over a number a years Salleras has expressed a particular interest in this new music which he sees as a valuable contribution to the saxophone repertoire.  The music, suitable for concert and teaching material, includes 'Six Pint Sized Pieces', 'Four KZN Landscapes',  'Soledad' and 'Indigo'.   Scores will be published and available under Salleras edition.

A typical recital performance by Salleras and Duigan includes selections from their vibrant world music repertoire from Spain and Argentina, film music,  plus selections from both the Duigan and Salleras repertoire.  These performances have taken place in Music in The Mountains (Drakensberg Boys Choir School), Cape Town (UCT),  Franschhoek Classic Music Festival,  Tatham Art Gallery (Pietermaritzburg) and Brooklyn Theatre (Pretoria).  A major highlight was the recent performances by Salleras with Duigan at the piano in thee Piazzolla numbers - Libertango,  Oblivion and Adios nonino   - with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban City Hall.  This selection was repeated in  Pietermaritzburg in October 2014.

 

  • JOHANNESBURG, Friday 19 June - Private Event, Northwards House

  • UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
    Saturday 20 June 7:30 pm 
    UJ Arts Centre Theatre - Kingsway Campus.
    Tickets:  R150 at Computicket or 011 559 3058

  • PRETORIA, Brooklyn Theatre,
    Sunday 28 June 3:00 pm  
    Tickets: R70 - R150  
    Booking  012 460 6033  Email:info@brooklyntheatre.co.za

  • FRANSCHHOEK, Cafe Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine
    Saturday 4 July  7:00 pm
    R450 BOOKING ESSENTIAL  Cafe Bon Bon 021 876 3936

     


An Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek

Friday 15 to Sunday 17  May 2015
To coincide with the Franschhoek Literary Festival
A series of concerts in the NG Church, Franschhoek  and Cafe Bon Bon

NG Church, Franschhoek   
FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Friday 15 May 7:00 pm  
International concert violinist and member of the Carnegie Hall Young Artists Programme  “The Academy”, Joanna Frankel plays a celebratory programme of music by Elgar, Gershwin, and Ravel for a evening recital with Christopher Duigan (piano).

FOR PIANO
Saturday 16 May  12:00 noon  
Steinway pianist Christopher Duigan plays a varied recital of solo piano music by FJ Haydn, Frederic Chopin, and ‘water themed’ music by Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.   

FOR TWO GUITARS
Sunday 17 May   12:00 noon   
South African  classical guitarist James Grace joins young guitarist Chloe Murphy in a programme of music for two guitars.  Music by John Dowland and Isaac Albéniz, with original duo works by Fernando Sor and Maximo Diego Pujol. 


Cafe Bon Bon at La Petite Dauphine  
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936. 


GRAND SOIREE
Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano) and  Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor) with  Christopher Duigan  (piano)     
Saturday 16 May   7:00 pm  
R450 Includes a three course meal.
An exciting opera evening featuring two magnificent voices.  Violina Anguelov  has earned a stellar reputation as SA’s top mezzo and introduces the young tenor, Lukhanyo Moyake.  They sing celebrated arias, duets and songs from Carmen, Samson and Delilah, La Traviata, Rigoletto and more for  a glamorous evening.
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936.


BON BON FINALE
Sunday 17May  1:00 pm
R450 Includes a three course meal.
Christopher Duigan  and Joanna Frankel (violin) play music by Chopin and violin  favourites for an entertaining after lunch performance.
Booking: Café Bon Bon 021 876 3936. 

 

An Autumn Music Weekend in Franschhoek is kindly supported by Ian Burgess Simpson Pianos

 

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT AT UJ
DUIGAN & GRACE
UJ ARTS CENTRE THEATRE
SUNDAY
  10 MAY AT 15:00

Acclaimed SA musicians Christopher Duigan (piano) and James Grace (guitar) will be in concert at the UJ Arts Centre Theatre on Mother’s Day

Duigan and Grace will be joining forces to create a unique afternoon of music when they perform together at the UJ Arts centre Theatre on 10 May at 15:00.  Both are noted for their musicianship and the profiles they enjoy on major concert stages as well as on on-air playlists (ClassicFM and Fine Music Radio).

“Their unique combination of guitar and piano is promises to be magical,” says UJ Arts producer Grace Meadows.  “We are greatly honoured to be in the positon to partner with Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival to present a concert of this calibre as part of the UJ@10 celebrations,” she adds.

The programme includes many of their own arrangements and improvisations with standard classical fare. On this occasion they choose a strong  Spanish  and South American  flavour with numbers including  Milonga - Cardoso, Spain - Chick Corea, Tico Tico - Abreu and music by Astor Piazzolla together with contemporary  pop classics including Fields of  Gold - Sting.  Duigan's own compositions are represented by his searching Indigo (now an audience favourite  at any Duigan & Grace concert). Both musicians will perform solo numbers with Grace's haunting rendition of   Theme from The Deer Hunter complimenting Duigan's  piano solos.  They will be joined by Federico Freschi, well known operatic baritone and Dean at UJ Faculty of Art Design and Architecture in selected numbers complementing the Latin theme including the popular Green Eyes or Aquellos Ojos Verdes.

The concert will be performed in the UJ Arts Centre Theatre on the Kingsway Campus on 10 May 2015. Full price tickets are R100, R80 for student’s and pensioners and R70 for bookings of more than 10. Book at Computicket or at the UJ Arts Centre offices during working hours. For more information call 011 559 3058/4674 or e-mail preciousm@uj.ac.za


ANNUAL BOUCHARD FINLAYSON CHARITY DECEMBER CONCERT  in HERMANUS
Violina Anguelov - mezzo soprano   Lukhanyo Moyake - tenor  Christopher Duigan - piano  
Event generously sponsored by the Lloys-Ellis family
Bouchard Finlayson Winery, Hermanus
Thursday 18 December  /  Friday 19 December
5.45 pm for 6. 30 pm
In aid of the Hermanus Cancer Fund  PBO 930043889
Wine and canapes 5.45 pm for 6.30 pm
Tickets R150  from  Helen 028 3121485  Debby 028 3131633 or Carol 028 3132675


Scenes from the  Marriott Classic Music Festival  October 2014