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International Jazz Day 2015

                        “Jazz has the power to make men forget their differences and come together… Jazz is the                          personification of transforming overwhelmingly negative circumstances into freedom        friendship, hope, and dignity.”  – Quinc

2015 National Youth Music Competition

 The 2015 National Youth Music Competition will be held at Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre, Parow, Cape Town.   The competition will run from the 13th-17th October and the closing date for entries is the 25th May.   The competition is intended for young classical musicians who

2015 South African National Youth Orchestra Auditions

The South African National Youth Orchestra was established in 1964 and is the oldest youth orchestra in the country If you play an orchestral instrument, are 25 years and younger and are at a minimum of grade 7 level in your instrument then you qualify to apply. You may audition on th

Kzn Young Performers 2015 Auditions

The KZN Young Performers Concert is an annual concert that is held in conjunction with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Durban Centre of the SASMT.  The concert provides a platform for young performers from KZN with the privilege and experience of rehearsing and performing with

WMF Bursary Competition

The Wakkerstroom Music Festival is holding their 2nd bursary competition on the 19th and 20th March 2015. This is the 5th year that the music festival is running and the aim of the WMF is to promote an awareness of Performing and visual Arts in rural communities and raise funds for a

New year, new music!

I always love the fresh hope and possibility that each new year brings – like a clean sheet of manuscript paper waiting to be filled. But before we think about new compositions and music for the year, I have seen so many articles reflecting on the music of 2014. Let’s have

Nothing modest about Viktoria

I’m not normally a fan of pop music but I always get excited at the potential of seeing somebody who isn’t afraid to be different. I was expecting a flashy show or something shocking, but instead I discovered a woman who is bravely changing societal norms. Viktoria defies

Pastiche live @ Die Boer (11th Nov 2014)

As part of Die Boer’s fortnightly jazz evening, the Pastiche Jazz Orchestra will be performing live at the dinner theatre. Appropriately synonymous with their name, the Pastiche Jazz Orchestra is a group that is made up of a delicious blend of diverse personalities and musical f

Pastiche live @ Straight No Chaser (7th Nov 2014)

 Pastiche Jazz Orchestra will be performing live at Cape Town’s well-known jazz club, Straight No Chaser The band consists of: Anthony Costandius (Keys) Reanne Leigh (Sax) Jeanne-Lu Bruwer (Flute) Zanelle Kroukamp (Trumpet) Julian Gain (Guitar) Gemayel Kroukamp (Drums) Frans Bre

Music graduates have a higher chance of employment than you think

According to findings of recent Alumni surveys from the University of Nottingham‘s music department: “100% of our graduates were in either employment or postgraduate education six months after graduation.” This rebukes a common misconception that graduating with a mu