The Music of CHOPIN 2
11:30 AM11:30

The Music of CHOPIN 2

The Music of CHOPIN 2

In a follow-up to a presentation titled ‘The Music of Chopin’ whichDuigan has performed in over 40 performances nationally and recorded on CD,  Christopher Duigan turns his hand to a new selection of the Franco-Polish composer’s piano-dominated output.  Included are rustic Polish mazurkas, glittering French waltzes, rhapsodic tales as set alight in Ballade and Barcarolle and a set of spell-binding piano etudes.  This new selection is debuted at the Marriott FranschhoekClassic Music Festival and sets to continue the unique exploration and presentation of Chopin’s music that Duigan has maintained over the last 20 years.  Christopher Duigan is a Steinway Artist.


Christopher Duigan plays a new selection of music by Frederic Chopin including nocturnes, etudes, waltzes, the Barcarolle Op 60 and Scherzo No 2.  This follows on the first programme which Duigan played in over 30 performances nationally  in 2016 and 2017.

Sunday 22 OCTOBER  
11:30 am

BOOKING: or  MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (SMS or Whatsapp)

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Ruben Lorenzo - piano
7:30 PM19:30

Ruben Lorenzo - piano

Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery in association with Music Revival present

Ruben Lorenzo - piano
Thursday 19 October 7:30 pm
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg

Tickets: R120
BOOKING: or Bryony at Tatham Art Gallery (mornings only) 033 392 2825

Secure parking
Cash Bar for FOTAG Funds


Faubourgs - F. Mompou

Sevilla (from the 1st “Suite Española”)
Tango (from “España”)
Oriental (from “Cantos de España”)
Malagueña (from “España”)
Castilla (from the 1st “Suite Española”)
Triana (from “Iberia”)
- I.Albéniz

Fantasy in D minor KV397 - W.A. Mozart
Fantasy and Variations on "Au clair de la lune" op.48- M. Clementi
Spanish Rhapsody (Folias from España and Jota Aragonesa) - F. Liszt
Music by P. Soler (1729-1783),  P. R. Anglés (1730-1816)



"[...] an exciting suspense novel! [...] the confluence of this Lorenzo, this Steinway, and this nice recital hall gave us this unique revelation."

This is how Douglas McNair described in the Chamber Music Today Ruben Lorenzo's performance at the Carnegie Hall of New York, in December 2007, with the interpretation of the renowned Betic Fantasy by Manuel de Falla, which immersed the journalist for the first time, as he stated, in the microtonalism that Falla himself had intentionally sought in his piece.

Spanish pianist, was born in Zaragoza where he studies with Julieta Bel (Piano and Chamber Music Honor Award) and later in Madrid with Pedro Espinosa, Josep Colom and G. Fernández Álvez. He temporary lives in London where he continues his studies with Nariné Arootuinian (Royal Academy of Music) and Louis Kentner (Yehudi Menuhin School). His intense concert activity for more than 30 years has led him to act in prestigious venues in different countries in Europe, Asia and America, including the Franz Liszt Hall of Budapest, Villa Louvigny Theatre in Luxembourg, the Salle Cortot of Paris, Simon Bolivar Amphitheater in Mexico, the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) of New York or the Lee Hysan Concert Hall of Hong Kong, among others.

Numerous reviews have always highlighted his elegance, beauty of sound and communication skills in the musical discourse, as well as the virtuosity in his performance. In the beginning, Eduardo Fauquié wrote of him: “[...] he came to demonstrate that he already is a great pianist.” “[...] a pianist of great essence.” and more recently: “[...] one of the most chilling and emotive piano performances one remembers.” (Luis Alfonso Bes, Heraldo de Aragon). German critics write: A commendable performance hats-off to the soloist! (Katrin Seidel, “Leipziger Volkzeitung” 1995) and in France – “[...] the Spanish pianist became an ambassador of his country’s musical heritage” (J.Lukas, La Terrasse Nov. 2007)

With a vast repertoire played in concert, over the last few years, he has performed numerous recitals based on specific themes. It is especially important to emphasize the premiere in Spain of the premiere of the four volumes of Makroskosmos by George Crumb, a reference work in the art of contemporary piano. He has recorded 9 CDs with works by Granados, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Liszt, Gottschalk, and several contemporary and Spanish composers.

Between 2008 and 2009 addresses the Beethoven's 32 Complete Piano Sonatas with the pianist Mario Monreal, within the cycle of “Pilar Bayona Great Soloists” in the Auditorium of Zaragoza besides renowned concert halls in Paris, London and Strasbourg.

In 2014, he made his third tour in China playing Spanish, European and Chinese music, and a tour in several countries from South America.

In 2015, he performed during the closing concert of a series of concerts in homage to the renowned Spanish pianist Pilar Bayona.


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11:30 AM11:30



CHRISTOPHER Duigan (piano)

For a classical piano recital  in Music Revival's 20th year, Steinway pianist, Christopher Duigan, plays an engaging programme of his classical masterpieces. These iconic compositions have formed a major part of his repertoire over the past 20 years under the banner of Music Revival. Music Revival, established in October 1997, has grown from a series of small intimate concerts to an illustrious and highly regarded series of more than 100 concerts annually presented across SA, from home soirees to major festivals and symphony concerts. Principal works in Duigan’s performance include JS Bach.s 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' and 'Sheep May Sagely Graze" together with  Robert Schumann's 'Kreisleriana' , one of composer's  most enigmatic and fleeting compositions. The second part of the programme features music by Maurice Ravel, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin, his Nocturne Op 9. The last work is said to be one of the composer’s most beguiling  compositions, written for the left-hand alone.

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3:00 AM03:00


Sunday, September 3, 2017
3:00pm – 4:15 pm
Tatham Art Gallery

The return of the popular American violinist Joanna Frankel. 


Joanna Frankel, previously Concert Master of the KZN Philharmonic and recently appointed as Concert Master of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Ohio - USA plays  a short tour of concerts with Christopher Duigan. Their programme includes the passionate sonata for Violin and Piano by Cesar Franck.  A superb musical experience awaits!  Concerts 298August to 3 September.

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EXHIBITION: Matric Art 2017
to Jun 15

EXHIBITION: Matric Art 2017

It is with great regret that the Tatham Art Gallery management is announcing the cancellation of this year’s KZN Midlands Matric Art Exhibition, as well as the Spotlight on Matric Art Teachers, which would have opened on Wednesday 31 May 2017. 

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