|WA Mozart||Overture from The Magic Flute|
|D Earl||Viola Concerto
• Allegro molto (2nd movement)
• Adagio (4th movement)
Soloist: Emile de Roubaix
|R Schumann||Cello Concerto in A. Minor, Op. 129
• 1 st Movement
Soloist: Alexander Whitehead
|H Hofmeyr||Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Soloist: Cameron Williams
|F Mendelssohn||Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25
• 3 rd Movement
Soloist: Nao Matsushita
|H Hofmeyr||Concerto per Marimba e Orchestra D’ Archi
• Come un lament sommesso
• Allegro Vivace
Soloist: Emilio February
|A Stephenson||Fantasy (2015) for Harp and Strings
Soloist: Lisa Britz
|E Grieg||Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
• 1 st Movement
Soloist: Iman Bulbulia
|J Strauss II||Kaiser-Waltzer|
Announcement of Prize Winners
Alexander started playing the cello at the age of four with Jacinth Powell in Melbourne. At the age of seven he became a student of Takao Mizushima and continued to study with him via Skype after moving to South Africa.
Alexander has won several prizes at eisteddfodds and has been a finalist at the SAMRO competition three times.
In 2012 he won third prize and in 2014 he was declared the overall winner of the SAMRO Hugo van der Spuy Competition. He attends St Johns College in Johannesburg and is currently in Grade 10.
19 years old
Instrument: Alto Saxophone
Teacher: Arisa Voges
Cameron Williams has won prizes in competitions including the Philip H Moore and Il Vento woodwind competitions and was a soloist with the Simfonia Juventi youth orchestra in 2014. He has had masterclasses from teachers including Dr Mark Botha, Danre Strydom, Rob Buckland and Andy Scott from the RNCM; and Ferdinand Steiner from the Mozarteum Salzburg as part of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival.
He has earned Grade 8 certificates in saxophone, clarinet, theory and piano. Cameron is currently in his first year of a BMus degree at the University of Stellenbosch and is a student of Arisa Voges.
14 years old
Teacher: Pauline Nossel
Nao was born Japan and is currently a Grade 8 learner at Brescia House School in Johannesburg.
While in Japan, she achieved a distinction in the PITINA Piano Competition and received a silver award in the Glenzen Piano Competition.
In 2014 she was a semi-finalist in the SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition. In 2015 she was semi-finalist in the Philip H Moore Music Competition and at the Johannesburg Festival for the Advancement of Music she received three awards – one for the most memorable performance of a classical work, the best performance of a work by Chopin and another for the most promising pianist under the age of sixteen.
At this year’s Johannesburg Festival for the Advancement of Music, Nao received awards for the most promising pianist in the category 14 years and younger; best performance of an impressionist piece and the award for the most outstanding performance at the Festival.
She was also selected to play a concerto with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra in November 2016.
18 years old
Teacher: Suzette Brits
Emilio February began studying percussion in 2006 under the tuition of Suzette Brits. In 2015 he received the award for Best Senior Percussionist at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod, as well as the Student of the Year Award at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre. In the same year, he was a semi-finalist at the International Arts Society Percussion Competition in Italy; and a finalist at the National Youth Music Competition, where he premiered Concerto per Marimba e Orchestra D’Archi, composed by Hendrik Hofmeyr.
In addition, he received the Category Prize for Other Instruments; and the award for the Best South African Work. Emilio is a member of the Hugo Lambrechts Concert Wind Band and the Percussion Ensemble. He is an active soloist.
16 years old
Teacher: Jane Theron
Lisa Britz received the Hennie Joubert Merit Award in 2008 for her Unisa harp exam. In 2009 she was the category winner in the Sanlam National Music Competition. She has been the trophy winner for harp at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod for the past ten years. She performed as soloist with Cool Classic Kids at the Classical Festival Genadendal and the Suidoosterfees.
In 2010 and 2015 Lisa performed as soloist at the Hugo Lambrechts Concerto Festival. In 2012 and 2016 she played in the South African National Youth Orchestra and performed as soloist with Camerata Tinta Barocca. In 2015 and 2016 she took part in the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival. During 2015 Lisa received second place in the Pieter Kooij National Music Competition. Since 2016 Lisa has been a member of the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Earlier this year, 2016 Lisa was a finalist in the Hugo Lambrechts 30th Anniversary Music Competition. She often performs as soloist at functions and is a member of the professional classical ensemble, Zest Music.
14 years old
Teacher: Dr Mario
Nell Iman Bulbulia started piano tuition at the age of four. Aged eight, she was the youngest musician ever to perform with the JPO. She won first prizes at numerous national music competitions between 2011 and 2014, including the Johannesburg International Festival, Sanlam Competition, NEA Ambassador Awards, Philip Moore Competition and the SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy Competition. She appeared as soloist with the JPO, the RSO and the Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra.
In 2015 Iman made her debut as a soloist in Carnegie Hall after she won the second prize in the American International Piano Competition in New York. She has performed full recitals at various national concert series such as the ClassicsNow series in Johannesburg and the Greyton Classics. More recently, she has been awarded the first prize in the Salzburg International Competition and will make her debut at the Wiener Hall of the Mozarteum in July. Iman is a pupil of Mario Nell.