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Famous South African Pianists, Tessa Uys And Ben Schoemano To Perform In London


Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman are both independent concert performers in their own right, having played all over the world.

In 2008, Schoeman became the first prize winner in the 11th UNISA Vodacom International Piano Competition in Pretoria. He has also won several other awards, including the contemporary music prize at the Cleveland competition, USA, in 2013.

Tessa Uys made her concert debut, aged 13 with the Cape Town Municipal Orchestra. Winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, she studied with Gordon Green where she was the recipient of the Macfarren Medal. In 2000, to mark the 250th anniversary of Bach’s death, Tessa Uys recorded the Goldberg Variations, released as a double CD for GSE Claremont records, and subsequently toured this virtuoso work both in Britain and abroad to great acclaim.

Uys and Schoeman have recently performed five of the nine Beethoven Symphonies, transcribed for piano 4 hands by Franz Xaver Scharwenka.

Details of the performance

  • Saturday 22 June at 7 pm at St. Michaels, Highgate. Tickets cost £12 (cash only). Here they will perform the 7th and 5th Symphonies.
  • Monday 24 June at 1 pm at St. Lawrence Jewry. Entrance is free. Here they will perform the 7th Symphony.
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