TRIO FRONTIERE

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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 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 - Sonata No 3 in A major, Op. 69
CamilleSaint-Saëns - Clarinet Sonata, Op.167
Béla Kovács - Hommage a J. S. Bach, Shalom Aleichem - Rov Feidman
JS Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No 1

 

UPCOMING ...

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

 

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

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.