Classic Guitar Fantasy with CH2

Guitar Duo with Corneille Hutton & Dirkie van Staden

28 March 2019

“Multi-award winning CH2 will blow you away with their style and virtuosity on two classical guitars!”

Now, in their 18th year as professional musicians, CH2 goes from strength to strength with Insomnia, their 11th album to date. One of the tracks on the album went to number seven on radio stations in Australia and enjoys worldwide radio play. This magical duo’s best claim to fame is achieving first place in the Worldwide Classical/Flamenco category in the Lee Ritenour Six String Theory International Guitar Competition, held in the USA. This is the single biggest, most prestigious, guitar competition in the world, covering all genres and styles of music on the six-stringed instrument, all competing in one arena. With their flawless, effortless technique and pulsating rhythms, they showcase what can be done on only two Classical guitars. CH2 is a proud member of the Grammy Foundation and will enter Insomnia in the next round of the Grammys. CH2 has won numerous awards over the years, with two SAMA (South African Music Award) awards for best instrumental/classical album. The SAMA is arguably the top music award in the whole of Africa. They’ve also won two Ghoema awards as well as a Geraas, Oscar and VryFees award respectively.

Corneille Hutten is a multi-award winning Classical soloist who founded CH2 18 years ago with the aim to introduce Classical guitar to a larger audience. As part of CH2, he was winner of numerous awards including the World Classical / Flamenco category in the 2011 Lee Ritenour Six String Theory International Guitar Competition and as a soloist, he has been awarded the overall first place in various Eisteddfods.

Dirkie van Staden is a multi-instrumentalist. His focus, however, is on Classical guitar on which he displays a unique and distinctive rhythmic style. Few guitarists can compare with his virtuoso nuevo-flamenco and Spanish Rasgueado technique. His rhythmic ingenuity has become one of the cornerstones of CH2’s unique sound. He enjoys conducting wind bands and has an honours degree (cum laude) in music education.


  • Isaac Albéniz: Asturias
  • Manuel de Falla: The Miller's Dance
  • Francisco Tárrega: Requerdos de la Alhambra
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: Aranjuez (Theme of the Adagio)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Air on a G String
  • Stanley Meyers: Cavatina
  • Ennio Morricone: The Mission Theme
  • Ernesto Lecuona: Malagueña
  • Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D
  • Franz Schubert: Ave Maria
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
  • G. Capurro / E. di Capua / A. Mazzucchi: O Sole Mio


  • R150 (adults)
  • *R80 (pensioners)
  • *R80 (UFS staff)
  • *R60 (students, learners and block bookings of 10+)

Tickets available at Computicket or online at

*Please note that tickets for pensioners, students, learners and UFS staff can only be purchased at a Computicket outlet (Shoprite Checkers) or at the doors since a valid card or ID has to be presented to qualify for the above-mentioned discount.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)

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