a programme of music for viola, piano and solo flute
Viola - Elmarie van der Vyver Piano - Mathilda Hornsveld Flute - Douglas Scott
BlommevandieDrakensberge (Flowers of the Drakensberg) Niel van der Watt
(Sewe bewegings vir altviool en klavier - Seven movements for viola and piano) 1. Varkblom / Arum Lily 2. Kruidjie-roer-my-nie / Gurtie - touch - me - not 3. Krismisklokkies / Butter lily 4. Pynappelblom / Pineapple flower 5. Sewejaartjies / Everlastings 6. Wilde braambessie / Wild Blackberry 7. Suikerbos / Sugarbush
Qui est Janelidze? Maike Watson
...a composition for Solo Viola. Watson, a viola player herself, had to overcome deep struggles with her identity: born in Namibia as a boisterous female with deep grievances about her gender, she was raised by farm-raised, South-African parents of long forgone German descent.
The work primarily mixes Phrygian and Aeolian modes, fluctuating by altering certain degrees of the scale. Even major modes, like the Ionian mode, shine through. The piece also displays a variety of moods and tempos, adding to its emotional depth. The title, unlike the music, doesn't have a particular meaning.
South African Works for Solo Flute
Pan en die Nagtegaal Scena Kumakaza Ehlobo Visions Partita Spirit
Stefans Grové John Simon Douglas Scott Bongani Ndodana-Breen Malcolm Dedman Michael Blake
Elmarie van der Vyver is an instrumentalist that plays the viola and the violin in both the contemporary and in the historically informed performance practice (HIPP) idioms.
She started her studies on the violin at the age of six and completed a BMus degree at the University of Pretoria, followed by a MMus in viola performance at the Northwest University. Her teachers include Alan Solomon, Piet Koornhof, and most recently the Baroque specialist Antoinette Lohmann of the Conservatorium of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Elmarie has been active as soloist and chamber musician. She has also been active as member of most of the main orchestras in Gauteng for many years. She performs at many of the arts festivals in South Africa on a regular basis. She currently teaches viola at the University of Pretoria. She also teaches privately and adjudicates at eistedfodds, music festivals and competitions. She has attended numerous masterclasses and courses and played for the recordings of many artist’s CD’s. Her interest in music lies with the development and performance of early music as well as the promoting and premiering of contemporary and new compositions. She has an appetite for unknown music – to find the music, put interesting programmes together and introduce audiences to music that was not known before.
Elmarie van der Vyver is ‘n instrumentalis wat beide viool en altviool speel . Sy is aktief in die idiome van historiese uitvoeringspraktyk (HIPP) sowel as kontemporêre uitvoeringspraktyk.
Haar studies op viool het op sesjarige ouderdom begin. Onderwysers by wie sy gestudeer het is Alan Solomon, Piet Koornhof en mees onlangs by die Barokspesialis Antoinette Lohmann van die Konserwatorium van Utrecht in Nederland.
Elmarie het ‘n passie vir voortgesette self-ontwikkeling en voortdurende praktiese, pedagogiese en teoretiese opleiding en navorsing. Sy het ‘n BMus-graad verwerf aan die Universiteit van Pretoria asook ‘n Mmus -graad aan die Universiteit van die Noordwes. Benewens dit het sy al talle kursusse oorsee en plaaslik bygewoon, waarvan die mees onlangs die Diploma in Historiese uitvoeringspraktyk by die Universiteit van Kaapstad was.
Elmarie is aktief as beide solis en kamermusikus. Sy is ook aktief as vryskut-speler in die orkeste en produksies landswyd. Tesame met privaatonderrig, onderrig sy tans ook altviool en metodiek aan die Universiteit van Pretoria.
Haar belangstelling in musiek lê in die ontwikkeling van en die uitvoering van vroeë musiek sowel as die bevordering en bekendstelling van nuwe komposisies. Sy geniet dit om onbekende musiek op te spoor en na die verhoog te bring en aan gehore bekend te stel in interessante programme .
Mathilda Hornsveld graduated with a B Mus (Performers) from the University of Pretoria. She joined Pact as a pianist in 1980 with the inception of its Permanent Opera Chorus. In this capacity, and subsequently as repetiteur, coach and backstage conductor and chorus master, she has worked on all major opera productions for the State Theatre until 1993. She returned as chorus master on an ad hoc basis from 1997 until the closure of the theatre in 2000.
During her tenure as Chorus Master, she also appeared as assistant conductor for various musicals, conducting some performances every week. Since 1993 she has worked as an accompanist at Pretoria Boys High School where she also conducts their yearly musical productions. She also worked nationally as a freelance coach, chorus master and adjudicator of choral competitions. She has conducted two productions of Fiddler on the Roof in Bloemfontein - one for Pacofs and the other for Unisi Girls High School. During her time at the State Theatre she did two workshop operas, The Medium by Menotti and Savitri by Holst. She also conducted productions of La Traviata and Fledermaus in Windhoek .