Award-winning pianist Petronel Malan finally coming to Cape Town

Award-winning pianist Petronel Malan finally coming to Cape Town

The Hugo Concert Series will present award-winning Grammy nominated pianist Petronel Malan in a highly anticipated recital on Sunday August 4 at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium on Picton Street, Parow. The performance will include works by Haydn, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Liszt.

This is good news for all Malan’s fans after she had to sadly cancel her last scheduled tour to South Africa in August 2011. Days before she had to play her first concert in Johannesburg, she was diagnosed with rheumatic fever (an illness that first afflicted her as a child). Having subsequently enjoyed a full recovery from this set-back, she returned to her dizzying teaching and performance schedule and is again set to enthral her South African audience with virtuoso technique and supreme musical insight.

An exclusive recording artist for the award-winning label Hänssler Classic, her debut disc ‘Transfigured Bach: The Complete Bach Transcriptions of Bartok, Lipatti and Friedman’, was nominated for three Grammy awards, including in the category Best Instrumental Solo Album 2004. The album was on the Top-10 list for Classic FM for over 35 weeks. Her second recording ‘Transfigured Mozart’ was released in 2006 to critical acclaim. Further releases followed with ‘Transfigured Beethoven’ and ‘Transfigured Tchaikovsky’. As Blüthner Concert Artist she uses these pianos exclusively for her recordings.

* Tickets are R130, R90 (pensioners) and R60 (students/learners) and are available at  www.webtickets.co.za, or by calling 021 461 3816 during office hours.