Anticipated soirees

Next soiree – Peter Cartwright (PIANO), A VIRTUOSIC EVENING FOR KINDLEWOOD 2024

10 August 2024 5pm Matinee and Dinner @ 33 Melville Avenue – Hyde Park Illovo – The Art Salon

“Brilliant” (Seen and Heard International 2023) South African pianist Peter Cartwright Peter Cartwright has performed at numerous festivals and concert venues in South Africa, as well as in Zimbabwe, Botswana the USA and England. A Double SAMA award winner, he is equally comfortable in solo and chamber settings, and holds a strong commitment to performing South African music. He has recorded works by Andile Khumalo, Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, Carlo Mombelli, Conrad Asman, Hendrik Hofmeyr, Musa Nkuna, Alexander Johnson, and Merryl Neille. Recent projects include the African Bird album with Flautist Khanyisile Mthetwa which won two 2022 South African music awards for best classical/instrumental album and best newcomer, and an album titled The Dusk of Day – a collection of African art songs from around the continent. In 2021 Peter was the pianist for the world premiere video recording of Carl Czerny’s Nonette for piano and chamber ensemble available on the ArtMusicTV streaming platform.
As a solo and collaborative pianist, Peter has performed at festivals including the English Music Festival, the National Arts Festival, the Wakkerstroom Music Festival, the FynArt Festival, the 969 Festival, Jazz and Classical Encounters, as well as for numerous music societies and university concert series. His recordings and performances have been broadcast on local media including Classic FM, RSG, and SABC.
Peter currently serves on the faculty of the music department at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He holds a PhD from the same university where he studied with Prof Malcolm Nay and Pauline Nossel.


Optional dinner is served

Usually from 6.30pm

Our chef for this event is Sarah Key, according to her Face profile: “Extrovert writer of psychological thrillers. Lover of puns, good food, wine, gardening, and dogs.”

Beverage selection (Pre-orders are required for our planning purposes – all wine prices are for full bottles)

Annual program

Future soirees of 2024

  • 10 August 2024 – Peter Cartwright (Piano)
  • 14 September 2024 – Eugene Joubert (Piano)
  • 12 October 2024 – Tinus Botha (Piano)
  • 9 November 2024 – Magdalena de Vries (Marimba)

Completed soirees of 2024

  • 10 February 2024 – Michelle Veenemans (Voice) and Gerrit Koorsen (Cello)
  • 9 March 2024 – Naledi Dweba (Clarinet) and Annika Burke (Piano)
  • 6 April 2024 – Mark Jennings (Guitar)
  • 11 May 2024 – Linette van der Merwe (Voice) and Jonathan Moolman (Guitar)
  • 15 June 2024 – Megan Geoffrey-Prins (Piano)