Trio du Cap Classique


Liesl Stoltz (flute), Anmari vd Westhuizen (cello) & François du Toit (piano)

1 August 2019



Liesl Stoltz started studying the flute with Éva Tamássy and furthered her studies in France with Shigenori Kudo, Pierre-Yves Artaud and Chantal Debushy at the École Normale de Musique de Paris: Alfred Cortot. She later trained in Italy with maestro Peter-Lukas Graf at the Accademia Internazionale Superiore di Musica: Lorenzo Perosi. Her album Explorations – South African Flute Music won the category “creative output” in the annual Humanities and Social Sciences awards (2017). Other awards include first prize in the 12th Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (Germany), 3rd place in the 2007 International Flute Competition (Timisoara, Romania) and finalist in the 2005 Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy), to name a few. Liesl has performed in both South Africa and Europe. She lectures at UCT and plays a Yamaha 900 series 14k flute. She is a Yamaha South Africa Artist since May 2018.

Anmari van der Westhuizen graduated from the University of Stellenbosch (BMusHons), from the Mozarteum, Salzburg (Grosses Diplom), and from the Hochschule für Musik (Cologne) with Maria Kliegel (Konzertexamen). In 2013 Anmari received her PhD from the University of Pretoria. She has won prestigious competitions including the ATKV Forte Competition, the SABC Competition and the Oude Meester Competition. She performed in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Faroe Islands, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

François du Toit is an Associate Professor of Piano and Head of Practical Studies at the UCT. He completed an BMusHons at UCT under Laura Searle. Also holding diplomas up to Fellowship level from the Trinity College of Music London, he studied for the Solistendiplom at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hannover, Germany). Francois took top prizes in the 1991 Hannover Music Competition, the 1992 Rotterdam and 1993 Marsala Internationals, and the 1994 International Maria Callas Competition (Athens). François has over 40 concertos in his repertoire. He is constantly in demand as accompanist for visiting artists. In July 2006 he released a solo CD comprising works of Bach-Busoni, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Chopin. In 2010 TwoPianists record label released his recording of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and the Rachmaninoff Paganini Variations. He has given recitals and masterclasses in America, Asia and Europe and undertook concert tours to Paris, Vienna and Cardiff.


  • Hummel: Trio Op. 78 in A major
  • Villa Lobos: Assobio a Jato
  • Gaubert: Three Watercolours
  • Menselssohn: Trio in D minor, Op. 49


  • R130 (adults)
  • *R70 (pensioners)
  • *R70 (UFS staff)
  • *R50 (students, learners and block bookings of 10+)

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*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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