Francois du Toit is widely acknowledged as one of South Africa’s finest pianists, chamber musicians and music educators. Receiving early musical training from Merryl Preston and diplomas up to Fellowship level from London’s Trinity College of Music, he completed an Honours degree at the University of Cape Town under the distinguished pianist and teacher, Laura Searle, and then furthered his studies in Hanover, Germany. During his period of study abroad with the renowned pedagogue Berndt Goetzke, he distinguished himself in several important international piano competitions, taking top prizes in the 1991 Hannover Music Competition, the 1992 Rotterdam and 1993 Marsala Internationals, and the 1994 International M…aria Callas Competition in Athens. He has performed regularly with all the orchestras in South Africa since he was 15 years old and is regularly invited abroad to perform as well as examine and adjudicate in competitions.
He celebrates his 50th year with a special recital just for La Motte featuring some of his favourite works including Haydn F minor variations, Ravel Alborada del Gracioso and Chopin’s Sonata No.3 in b minor.
Concert information and reservation details:
Admission : R200 per person
When : Saturday, 19 November 2016
Time : 19:00–20:00