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Classical Music Concert Programme, January – March 2016

La Motte is delighted to introduce the Classical Music Concert programme for January to March 2016.

Zanta Hofmeyr (violin) & Malcolm Nay (piano)

Celebrated violinist Zanta Hofmeyr and pianist Malcolm Nay perform a programme of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev.

Zanta Hofmeyr graduated from The Juilliard School of Music where she was a student of Dorothy Delay and Hyo Kang. A recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, her most recent awards include a nomination as best female artist at the KKNK arts festival as well as a SAMA nomination for her CD “Cantilena”. Other awards include Woman of the Year (Rapport/City Press), Afrikoon (ATKV) and a “Zanta Hofmeyr” rose from Ludwig Tassner.

Malcolm Nay is regarded as one of the finest concert pianists in South Africa. He performs in several established Chamber Ensembles and accompanies many international visiting soloists. After graduating with a BMus from the University of the Witwatersrand under the tutelage of Pauline Nossel, he travelled on scholarships to America where he furthered his studies under the Hungarian concert pianist, Béla Siki. He maintains a busy solo schedule and is currently Associate Professor of Music at the Wits School of the Art.

Olga Kern (piano)

Olga Kern, pianist, photographed by Chris Lee at Steinway Hall, 12/9/13.

Russian pianist Olga Kern was the first woman in over 30 years to receive the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal in the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, tying for first with Stanislav Ioudenitch. She has since gone onto be one of the most successful pianists of her age.

She will be performing an exclusive recital for La Motte celebrating Valentines weekend.

Odeion String Quartet

The popular Odeion quartet returns to La Motte to perform Mozart’s String Quartet in E-flat major, K428 and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” string quartet in D minor.

The Odeion String Quartet was established as a fulltime resident string quartet at the University of the Free State in 1991. It is the only resident string quartet at a South African university and it plays an important strategic role in the development of music for symphony orchestra and in classical music training in the Free State.

Samson Diamond leads the quartet along with Sharon de Kock, Jeanne-Louise Moolman and Anmari van der Westhuizen.

Concert information and reservation details: Admission: R170 Reservations: Angela at +27(0)21 876 8000 or or book online.

La Motte Estate’s gates only open at 18:00. Concert starts promptly at 19:00.

Concert-goers with dinner reservations at Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant should please be seated in the restaurant by 20:30.

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