Petronel Malan Concert

4 May 2017

“Formidable…dizzying…magical.” These words of New York reviewer Harris Goldsmith vividly illustrate pianist Petronel Malan's uniquely captivating style. Indeed, as a multiple Grammy® nominee and gold medalist of several international piano competitions, Petronel continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.  Her critical acclaim culminated in the nomination of three Grammy® awards, including “Best Instrumental Solo Album” for her debut disc, Transfigured Bach. As an exclusive recording artist for Hänssler Classic, Transfigured Mozart (2006) and Transfigured Beethoven (2008) followed to great critical acclaim. Transfigured Tchaikovsky (2012) was awarded "The American Prize of Excellence in the Arts”. Her latest album, Transfigured Brahms, was released in September 2015. 

Petronel maintains a full performance schedule as recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician in major venues throughout the world.   Her career was launched following five gold medals in 2000 at international piano competitions throughout the United States (the Louise McMahon, Missouri Southern, Los Angeles Liszt Budapest Concert and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions). She also garnered the grand prize in the 2000 Web Concert Hall Competition and gold medals in both the Grace Welsh Piano Competition and the Young Texas Artist Award.

Born in South Africa, Petronel studied with Adolph Hallis, Joseph Stanford and Albie van Schalkwyk. She debuted with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra at age ten and subsequently won all major national competitions. She moved to the USA where she completed both her degrees at the University of North Texas with teachers Steven de Groote, Ralph Votapek, Joseph Banowetz and Earl Wild.

Petronel received the “Rapport/City Press Prestige Award” as one of the “10 Most Inspirational Women in South Africa”. She was awarded both a KKNK “Kanna” and a KykNET “Fiesta” award for her live performances in South Africa.

Mozart: Sonata in F major, K. 332 
Heller: 33 Variations on a theme by Beethoven, Op. 130
Eduard Schütt: Two paraphrases on Brahms’ Lullaby, Op. 49 No. 4 and Futile serenade, Op. 84. No. 4
Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux, Op. 16 (excerpts) 
Dohnányi: Paraphrase on selections of Brahms Waltzes, Op. 39

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