Master Class and Individual Lessons - Prof. Niel Immelman

Master Class and Individual Lessons
Prof. Niel Immelman

The UFS Department of Music is hosting a piano master class by Prof. Niel Immelman of the Royal College of Music (London). The class takes place on Monday, 30 August, on the stage of the Odeion Auditorium from 14:00 - 17:00.

Two additional teaching sessions will be held at the Department in Room 10:
Wednesday, 1 September, 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 2 September, 14:00 - 17:00

Those who wish to participate in teaching sessions on Wednesday and Thursday must submit copies of their pieces by Monday 17:00, from which Prof. Immelman will make selections.

Participants at the master class on Monday, are:
Mauritz Heine
William Earl
Richard Rheeder
Caryn Reed
Stephanie Janecke

Admission to the master class and lessons are free.
For enquiries, contact Ninette Pretorius (051 – 401 2504) or Dana Cilliers (051 – 401 3239)

Niel Immelman FRCM

South African-born Niel Immelman studied with Cyril Smith, Ilona Kabos and Maria Curcio. He was still a student at the Royal College of Music when Bernard Haitink invited him to play Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. His highly successful début was followed by further appearances with the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and other leading orchestras at the Royal Festival Hall, the Albert Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and it marked a concert career that has taken Niel to every continent. His commercial recordings for the Etcetera and Meridian labels have received outstanding critical acclaim and he is the first pianist in history to have recorded the complete piano works of Josef Suk.

His teaching career is equally distinguished. He is Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music in London, has given master classes at many of the world’s leading conservatoires, including the Chopin Academy (Warsaw), the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Moscow Conservatoire, the Royal College of Music (Oslo), the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), the Toronto Royal Conservatory, the Universities of Berlin and Vienna and the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. He regularly serves on juries of international competitions.

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