Megan-Geoffrey Prins, a virtuosic evening for Kindlewood 2024

R240.00

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante cantabile
  3. Allegretto grazioso

Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit

  1. “Ondine” (“Undine”)
  2. “Le Gibet” (“The Gallows”)
  3. “Scarbo”

Rachmaninov, Variations on a Theme of Corelli,” Op. 42

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Megan-Geoffrey Prins, from Riversdale, South Africa, has performed as soloist and collaborative artist in North America, Europe, Africa, and Hong Kong. Prins featured in various local and international piano competitions, including the Honens International Piano Competition, the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the UNISA National and International Piano Competitions, and the Midwest International Piano Competition. Prins made his concerto debut at the age of 11. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Germany, the USA, Botswana, and South Africa. His performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 were praised by German and South African critics for “technical precision,” “artistic expressivity,” and “transcendent” interpretation. In 2019, Prins was named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Music. He was included in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans list in 2021. During Stellenbosch University’s centennial celebrations, Prins was featured as one of the hundred most notable graduates from the institution.

Prins currently serves as full-time piano lecturer on the faculty of the University of Pretoria: School of the Arts. He pursued postgraduate studies with Antonio Pompa-Baldi at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was awarded the Sadie Zellen Piano Prize, the Arthur Loesser Memorial Prize, and the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Local achievements include first prizes at the UNISA 120th Anniversary Competition, the inaugural Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Competition, the 5th UNISA National Piano Competition, the 2016 Muziq Instrumental Competition, and the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition. He has been nominated for and won numerous local festival awards including a Woordtrofees for best instrumental classical music production at the 2023 Toyota SU Woordfees and a KKNK Kanna award for best upcoming artist in 2009.