The Stellenbosch University Camerata gave their first concert in September 2008, performing the ever popular Eight Seasons incorporating Vivaldi’s well known and much loved Four Seasons coupled with those by Tango legend, Astor Piazzolla.
The long standing relationship between violin sensation, Daniel Rowland, and the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival led to a CD recording of the same works a month later. This CD was released by TwoPianists Records and won the 2010 SAMA award for the best "Popular Classical Album". The disc has been selected for worldwide distribution under the NAXOS Global. The Camerata opened the prestigious 2009 Stellenbosch Konservatorium Concert Series in a concert presented by Richard Cock, featuring soloists Florian Uhlig, Corinne Chapelle, Bridget Rennie and Zoë Beyers. The Camerata has since collaborated with internationally acclaimed violinist, Benjamin Schmid, cellist Peter Martens and pianist Luis Magalhães.
The combining of students and teachers to form a small Chamber Orchestra is commonplace in the musical capitals of the world and this initiative is not only designed to enhance the student music making experience within a professional environment, but also to create another musical vehicle for the enjoyment of performers and audience alike. Future projects include several concerts throughout South Africa as well as imminent CD recordings with TwoPianists (Luis Magalhães and Nina Schumann) and Peter Martens.
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