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[/one_third][two_third_end][h4]…ALBERT COMBRINK…[/h4]

Albert Combrink is a classically trained pianist who left behind the confines of solo classical performance to tread a wonderfully varied and multicultural musical existence. He has worked as a vocal coach, accompanist, choral coach and voice trainer for many years, and has built up a reputation for putting on unique, exciting concerts, often around a theme.

He enjoys collaborating with a variety of musicians, singers and instrumentalists, and some of his favourite performances include: ‘Dangerous Liaisons‘ – a traversal of some of the Opera world’s more life-threatening encounters; ‘Blues in the Night‘, ‘Moonlight Serenade‘ and ‘Cinema Serenade‘ – a multi-genre concept with Louise Howlett including Oratorio, Opera, Musicals, Jazz and Pop; ‘Chopin 200‘ – a programme presenting the genius of Chopin on the 200th anniversary of his birth; ‘Cleopatra‘ – a musical portrait of Cleopatra presented by composers throughout history; and ‘Dancing with Angels‘ – presenting the music of Astor Piazzolla.

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[two_third_end][h4]…BELLE VOCI…[/h4]

Belle Voci is a group of three opera singers: Beverley Chiat (coloratura soprano), Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano) and Nicola Cencherle (tenor), accompanied by Stanislav Anguelov (accordion).

Belle Voci is all about good singing, good music and lots of fun! Having the accordion as an accompaniment instead of the traditional piano gives them a lot of freedom and flexibility in where they perform, how they perform and what they perform, as well as making their music accessible and entertaining. The great success of this concept has led to the recording of their first album, ‘Opera de Light’. Their repertoire includes music sung in more than twelve different languages, and you can expect to hear some well-known operatic arias or ensembles like: ‘Nessun Dorma’ from Turandot, ‘Quando m’en vo’ from La Bohéme, ‘Seguidilla’ from Carmen, ‘Caro nome’ from Rigoletto, ‘Una voce poco fa’ from Il Barbiere di Sevgllia, ‘Brindisi’ from La Traviata, ‘Barcarolle’ from The Tales of Hoffmann and many more.

This versatile group can appear in any combination of vocals and accordion, with additional instruments or even with a full orchestra, tailor-making their performance to suit your event.

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[two_third_end][h4]…CAITLIN PAPIER…[/h4]

In 2004, Caitlin performed with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in the USA, after winning a scholarship to study at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp. Inspired by the original electric violinist, Vanessa Mae, Caitlin made the brave move from her own little town of Kitwe to Cape Town in 2007.

Armed with her violin and a love for music inherited from her parents and grandparents, this self-taught musician has not looked back. Since arriving in South Africa she has entertained at major corporate events nation-wide, at dinners and at cocktail parties.

Her most memorable performances include playing for Levy Mwanawasa, late President of Zambia, for His Royal Highness, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and at the South African opening of Parliament.

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[two_third_end][h4]…CAROL THORNS…[/h4]

South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns and her production, Red Cello Landscapes, presents the cello in an arresting multi-media context. Together with visualist and architect, Alastair Thorns, Carol carries audiences through a series of musical landscapes incorporating aspects of World Music and Ambient Electronica.

Red Cello Landscapes is based on Carol’s album, ‘Fireflies in the Rain’, which received a SAMA Award nomination for Best Instrumental Album in 2010.

Performing everywhere from Dubai to Edinburgh and India, Thorns also appears at many of South Africa’s top events, including numberous celebrity galas (Elton John Charity Ball), fashion shows (SA Fashion Week) and major concerts (Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series).

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[two_third_end][h4]…CODA…[/h4]

CODA is one band that simply has it all; with a stylish combination of instruments, a sensational lead vocalist and some seriously party-igniting songs, there’s something for everyone. One of the country’s best-loved and busiest bands, CODA combines classical electric strings and Afro-jazz saxophone with exhilarating beats and sumptuous vocals, putting to music the multiplicity and allure of South Africa.

CODA’s wholly unique and distinctive sound has captivated audiences both locally and internationally and has gained immediate popularity amongst an astonishingly broad range of audiences – their diversity has resulted in a new style of South African music that appeals to audiences from Soweto to Paarl, from Gugulethu to Bloemfontein and from Dubai to the Seychelles.

Coda is Zami Mdingi (vocals), Galina Juritz (electric violin), Carol Thorns (electric cello) and Judy Brown (saxophone). The girls are joined on occasion by DJs Simon Sibanda and Erefaan Pearce.

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[two_third_end][h4]…GUGULETHU TENORS…[/h4]

Described as South Africa’s Il Divo, Pavarotti’s Children and “the Diamonds of the Township”, the Gugulethu Tenors enchant the concert halls of South Africa with their inherent love of Opera and performance.

By incorporating contemporary and subtle ethnic elements into the traditional Opera idiom, they have made the genre their own, capturing the hearts of audiences across South Africa with their raw talent. Their repertoire includes operatic favourites such as O Sole Mio, Nessun Dorma and Nella Fantasia, as well as popular songs like The Prayer, Miriam Makeba’s Pata Pata and even Gé Korsten’s Liefling, as well as their own compositions.

The quartet consists of four self-taught young musicians, Mpendulo Yawa, Siyabulela Gqola, Xolani November and Loyiso Dlova and their performance is guaranteed to get the audience on its feet every time.

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[two_third_end][h4]…JAMES GRACE…[/h4]

KANNA Award winner for Best Male Artist at the 2010 ABSA KKNK, James Grace is one of one South Africa’s leading concert artists. In recent years he has appeared with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Free State Symphony Orchestra in concerti by Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, Giuliani and Vivaldi.

This year James’s concert schedule has taken him throughout South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe. He was the soloist in Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and Pieter Daniel at Kirstenbosch’s Summer Concert Series, and recently James  joined forces with Jonathan Crossley to give the South African premiere of Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal for two guitars with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Alessandro Crudele.

James studied at the Royal College of Music in London as a Foundation Scholar with Carlos Bonell. Upon graduating he became the first guitarist in the history of the College to receive the Tagore Gold Medal, an annual award presented to the most outstanding student. After spending two years in Doha where he taught guitar at an International Music Centre, James returned to South Africa and was appointed Head of Classical Guitar Studies at the University of Cape Town. James has recently released his fifth solo album, ‘World Café’, under his own record label, Stringwise Records.

His previous two releases, ‘Sevilla – Music of Spain II’ and ‘Café Latino’, both topped the Classic FM Top 20 South African Charts and earned James SAMA nominations for Best Popular Classical Album and Best Instrumental Album respectively. James is in the final stages of setting up the Stringwise Young Artist’s Trust, with the aim of assisting young artists from across the country produce their own albums and offer bursaries for overseas study.

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[two_third_end][h4]…NATASHA OTERO…[/h4]

Natasha has accomplished much at a young age by performing in a number of orchestras, including The National Youth Orchestra, the International Chamber Festival Orchestra and as a member of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Her work is not limited to the orchestral style, as she has also performed with several popular bands such as George Benson, Foto Na Dans, and Isochronous. A versatile musician, Natasha can perform in any number of formats – solo, duo, trio, with the Vana String Ensemble or the five-piece group, Yemanya.

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[two_third_end][h4]…PALM SPRINGS DUO…[/h4]

Michael Hoole (guitar) and Titia Blake (violin) have performed as a duo since 1997, providing a personalised wedding service as well as background music for incentive tours and promotions. This duo is noted for its ability to adapt to any situation or prepare any prior requests. Their broad repertoire suits any occasion and their from-memory performances (no sheet music required!) enable them to establish direct audience contact.

The numerous venues at which they have performed include wine estates such as Constantia Uitsig, Buitenverwachting, Spier, Morgenhof and Rhebokskloof, as well as major hotels like The 12 Apostles, The Lord Charles, Table Bay, Mount Nelson, The Cape Sun and The Cape Grace.

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[two_third_end][h4]…STANISLAV ANGUELOV…[/h4]

Stanislav received his first accordion at the age of five and has loved playing and singing ever since. He began formal accordion training in his native town of Shumen, Bulgaria, and taught at the Constantine Preslavsky University until his move to Cape Town in 1992.

Stanislav has featured on many recordings, including those for the SABC, Koos Kombuis and Daniel Pascal, and has released two solo albums featuring solo accordion and full Tango ensemble. A staple of local productions and performances, he has also accompanied British vocalist Elaine Paige at the 1999 Sun City Super Bowl, and performed with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor at Cape Town’s Nelson Mandela 46664 Concert.

His local performance highlights include the KKNK Fees, the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards and Astor Piazzolla’s Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, which led to his 2005 tour to Buenos Aires to study with Bandoneón maestros Ricardo Fiorio and Hugo Satorre.

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[two_third_end][h4]…STERLING EQ…[/h4]

Sterling EQ is one of the most successful instrumental bands South Africa has ever produced. Bringing virtuosity and glamour together in a breathtaking showcase of stylistic fusion, the four-piece supergroup has performed at SA’s most coveted events, shared stages with global music icons, and enjoys extensive media coverage across all mainstream media.

In 2011 they became only the second all-girl group in a decade to win a SAMA Award. Their groundbreaking contribution to the local music industry has earned them many fans and accolades from across the world. Defining Sterling’s style is a task not even the members dare attempt! Their music is inspired by so many different genres from various eras stretching over 5 centuries; “from Mozart to Mandoza” is a phrase they often use when describing the content of their repertoire. Juxtaposing “diverse” musical styles like Classical and Latin House; Baroque and Kwaito, keeps Sterling’s audiences on their toes (and often on the dance floor!) and proves that the stylistic boundaries to which we’ve become so accustomed, are certainly not set in stone.

Being an instrumental group, Sterling has the freedom of communicating with their audience on a purely musical level, which adds to the success of this “mystery style” they practice.

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[two_third_end][h4]…VANA STRING ENSEMBLE…[/h4]

Vana Ensemble was recently launched to fulfill a desire to perform music together by four young, classically trained musicians. The ensemble prides itself on versatility and musicality, performing classical repertoire, tangos, jazz standards, rock, pop and much more.

The ensemble also offers the unique service of arranging and performing music requested by the client. Although Vana Ensemble performs mainly as a string quartet, string trios and duos are also available. Vana Ensemble is: Natasha Otero (cello), Petra Hofmeyr (violin), Danielle Asherson (violin) and Jeanette Claassen (viola).

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[two_third_end][h4]…ZAMAR…[/h4]

ZAMAR was founded in the heart of Stellenbosch when energetic young musicians from across South Africa, equally passionate about their music, came together to create a style which is both traditional and cosmopolitan.

Consisting of five highly talented and skilled male and female musicians, Zamar, which means “to celebrate with the plucking of strings”, was destined to be a runaway success. This vibrant group features Veronica (violin), Lyuda (vocals and accordion), Danica (djembe and percussion), Ignatius (bass) and Brian (vocals and guitar). Zamar’s repertoire is endless and diverse.  The group is of an international standard, truly unique and very up-market.  They hit home runs with their diversity and have perfected the art of captivating an audience.

During their performance they take you on a tour around the world; you will experience everything from gypsy to Golden Oldies, to African music and “boere” medleys! From Hungarian rhapsodies, Ukrainian folk melodies, South American Tangos, Irish folk music, traditional African songs, contemporary classics and many more.

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