Inspired by La Motte’s owner and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a series of classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. An impressive line-up of both international and local artists will perform in the coming months.
14 July - French festivities with Charl du Plessis (Piano)
Known as South Africa’s Piano Man and being the youngest person ever in Africa to be named a Steinway Artist, pianist Charl du Plessis is a versatile performer who brings insight into the vast range of music he plays through his own search for truth and beauty. Charl is renowned for his interpretations of classical and jazz piano repertoire, both in the concert hall and as a recording artist. Joining in the French festivities for the annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, Charl brings a French flair to his solo classical recital with works by Ravel, Debussy, Chopin and more.
29 September - Vitaly Pisarenko (Piano)
Hailed as "...Immensely gifted pianist...with prodigious technique, myriad shadings and scrupulous accuracy...", by the New York Times. Vitaly Pisarenko had his first public recital at the age of 6 and after receiving the first prize in the 8th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht in 2008, he performed in more than 25 countries. Career highlights include recitals and concerts with orchestras in Israel, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Bulgaria.
20 October: Cape Town Philharmonic Wind Quintet
The CTPO Winds comprises principal and co-principal players of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra including Lisa White (oboe), Daniel Prozesky (clarinet), Caroline Prozesky (horn), Gabrielle von Durckheim (flute) and Simon Ball (bassoon). They have recently reformed to hone their skills as chamber musicians in between symphony seasons, and are currently working on a programme of French music especially for La Motte.
10 November: David Bester (Violin) and Jose Dias (Piano)
Explore French Baroque violin music in a programme touching on authentic French nationalist sounds, travelling deep into impressionism and romanticism with works by Saint-Saens, Le Clair and Debussy.
8 December: Baroque Christmas with Eric Dippenaar (Harpsichord), Elsabe Richter (Soprano), Nico de Jager (Tenor) & Johann Nel (Narrator).
The 2018 La Motte Concert series ends on a highlight with a beautiful Christmas concert celebrating this special time of year with a Baroque programme of harpsichord, voice and scripture.
Concert information & Reservation details:
Concerts start at 19:00, performances last for an hour and guests are invited to stay for a glass of La Motte wine.
La Motte Estate’s gates only open at 18:00.
Concert starts promptly at 19:00.