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CHOPIN


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CHOPIN


Christopher Duigan Plays chopin

 

The CD 'Christopher Duigan plays Chopin' is available at all concerts plus

PRETORIA :  SALON MUSIC 012 346 3474  (including mail order)
CAPE TOWN : UPBEAT MUSIC IN  SEA POINT 021 434 1994 (including mail order)

and in Pietermaritzburg

ROSEHURST 239 BOOM ST  033 394 3833
PARKLANE COFFEE SHOP AT PARKLANE SUPERSPAR  033 342 3487  and
TATHAM ART GALLERY SHOP 033 392 2828

 
 
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DAVID SALLERAS (saxophone)


CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN and Spanish saxophonist DAVID SALLERAS release their second album of Duigan's original music in March 2016 - MIDNIGHT BLUE

DAVID SALLERAS (saxophone)


CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN and Spanish saxophonist DAVID SALLERAS release their second album of Duigan's original music in March 2016 - MIDNIGHT BLUE

THE ALBUMS 'MIDNIGHT BLUE' and 'INDIGO' are AVAILABLE from

 iTunes here and here

 

ALSO AVAILABLE (INCLUDING MAIL ORDER) FROM
PRETORIA :   SALON MUSIC 012 346 3474
CAPE TOWN: UPBEAT MUSIC IN  SEA POINT 021 434 1994

and

ROSEHURST 239 Boom ST  033 394 3833
 Parklane COFFEE SHOP  at PARKLANE SUPERSPAR  033 342 3487
in Pietermariztburg


FURTHER STOCKISTS TO BE ADDED SHORTLY

 

MIDNIGHT BLUE AND INDIGO

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.   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 their own compositions.

Both albums are available on iTunes here and here

Watch  David and Christopher play music from INDIGO.

 

In March 2016 David and Christopher together with Stefan Pechoux (percussion)  played the Takashi Yoshimatsu - Cyberbird Concerto with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra ( with James Ross - conductor). This was presented in both the Durban and and Pietermaritzburg City Halls.  These pics by Jonathan Burton are from the Pietermaritzburg performance sponsored by Parklane SUPERSPAR.

David and Christopher played  several concerts to launch their CD ' Midnight Blue,  with orchestra and in recital.  They were  featured in a six concert tour in Spain with the GIOrquestra. This programme featured a selection of Duigan's music arranged by piano, sax and orchestra and also a selection of their own arrangements of Piazzolla's music.  They repeateed this programme in Barcelona and surrounds in April 2017

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TANGO PIAZZOLLA AMB CHRIS DUIGAN I DAVID SALLERAS

09/01/2016 ·NOTÍCIES ·BY GIORQUESTRA

La GIO presenta TANGO PIAZZOLLA, una producció sorprenent i inèdita amb orquestra de corda gran, percussió, piano i saxo sota la direcció de Marcel Sabaté i amb dos solistes de luxe: CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN, el pianista i compositor més reconegut de Sudàfrica i “Steinway Artist” i DAVID SALLERAS, el virtuós saxofonista clàssic de més projecció a casa nostra.

Un concert amb una primera part d’estrenes melòdiques de Duigan, virtuoses de Salleras i del jove talent olotí Daniel López. La segona estarà dedicada als millors tangos de Piazzolla, orquestrats especialment per aquesta formació.

Les primeres dates confirmades són:
23 ABRIL – MAÇANET DE LA SELVA
24 ABRIL - PALAFRUGELL
3 MAIGFIGUERES

PROGRAMA

PART - Suite Duigan (Christopher Duigan)
1. Nocturn I per a piano
2 .Indigo for piano and orchestra
3. Nocturn II per piano, saxo i orquestra
4. Dronwing your sorrows per saxo i piano
5. Bar stool tango per piano, saxo i orquestra
6. Nocturn III per piano, saxo i orquestra
- Caprice pour saxophone (David Salleras)
- Conversation for saxophone, piano, percussion and string orchestra (Daniel López)

PART II
- Suite Piazzolla
1. Tango ballet per orquestra
2. Escolaso per saxo, piano i orquestra
3. Fracanapa per saxo i piano
4. Milonga del ángel per saxo, piano i orquestra
5. Libertango per saxo, piano i orquestra
6. Oblivion per saxo, piano i orquestra
7. Adiós Nonino per saxo, piano i orquestra

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Trio Frontiere


Trio Frontiere

Trio Frontiere


Trio Frontiere

TRIO FRONTIÈRE

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

Young musicians Junnan Sun (clarinet) and Aristide du Plessis (cello) join Christopher Duigan in a dynamic new project. The Trio Frontiere hope to present, explore and play beyond the boundaries of conventional classical music concertizing. Their repertoire will embrace innovative selections alongside standard repertoire. They perform in ensemble and individually, in various combinations, and with other guest instrumentalists.

CURRENT REPERTOIRE
Johannes Brahms -  Trio Op 114
Ludwig van Beethoven- Trio in B-flat major, Op 11
Ludwig van Beethoven - Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op. 69
Camille Saint-Saëns - Clarinet Sonata, Op. 167
Béla Kovács - Hommage a J. S. Bach, Shalom Aleichem - Rov Feidman
JS Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No 1

 

 

PREVIOUS ...
June 2016
   Friends of Music, Durban
September 2016
   St Agnes Church, Kloof
   Amber Valley Auditorium, Howick
   
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg 
   Hilton Arts Festival, Hilton College
November 2016

JOHANNESBURG MUSICAL SOCIETY: THE PERCY BANESHIK MEMORIAL CONCERT, LINDER AUDITORIUM, JOHANNESBURG

May 2017
 Friends of Music, Durban
Autumn Music Weekend, Franschhoek

 

Chinese clarinettist JUNNAN SUN (25) currently holds the principal clarinet position in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa. He moved with his parents to South Africa in 2003 and obtained his BMus (Hons) at the University of Pretoria under the tutelage of Lizet Smith in 2011. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London.  Junnan has been the recipient of numerous awards including first prize in the Clarinet Category at the Stockholm International Music Competition (2014), RCM Clarinet Prize which recognizes the top clarinettist of the RCM (2014) and the ATKV National Classical Music Competition (2015).

Born in Durban, 1989, ARISTIDE DU PLESSIS haswon numerous prizes in competitions such as the Kiwanis Chamber Music Prize (Switzerland) and  ATKV Musiq. As soloist he has performed with the country’s leading orchestras including as the KZN Philharmonic and Cape Philharmonic.  A graduate of the University of Cape Town, his initial training was with Kolio Kolev and later Boris Kerimov and at the Zürich University of the Arts, where he studied with Thomas Grossenbacher. Since his return to South Africa in April 2015, he has held the position of Co-Principal Cellist with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.