Khanyisile Mthetwa – flute recital

Khanyisile Mthetwa – flute recital
with Lesley-Ann Mathews (piano)
6 August 2011

Khanyisile began her musical education at the age of 15 at the Centre for Gifted Children in Johannesburg in 2000. Khanyisile made her début as soloist with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra at the age of 16 with the Mozart Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Chris Dowdeswell. She studied at the University of Pretoria with dr John Hinch. After two years she continued her studies at the Music Conservatoire in Nice and played principal piccolo in the Symphony Orchestra of Lugano in Switzerland. She also completed a diploma specializing in orchestral training at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire in Milan (Italy) where she graduated as the premier prix laureate. In 2009 she completed her performance diploma study at the acclaimed Superior Conservatoire (Paris) under the tutelage of prof. Gabriel Fumet. During her studies abroad she received master classes from Trevor Wye, Tessa Brink, Ljubisa Jovanovic, Emmanuel Pahud to name but a few.

In 2005 Khanyisile was the overall winner in the UNISA competition for new Talent. She was the recipient of the section for woodwinds in the National Ronnie and Rhona Lubner competition for orchestral musicians. She was recipient of the Pretorium Trust bursary at the University of Pretoria and awarded a leadership bursary by the University of Pretoria and The National Research Foundation. She won the Apollo Foundation bursary for overseas study 3 years consecutively. She was awarded bursaries by both the National Arts Council and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

In 2006 she played principal flute in the South African National Youth orchestra at the Beethoven Festival (Bonn, Germany). On the same tour she played principal flute in Beethoven 5th Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Herbert Blomstead. Khanyisile was also a member of the World Youth Orchestra in 2006. She plays regularly with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, the MIAGI Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra. She has performed with the Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic, Milan soloists, the Nice Summer Festival Orchestra and at the Saint Chapelle (Paris). She has given recitals in all the major cities in South Africa and abroad (Atlanta, Washington D.C., Milan, Rome, Como, Geneva, London and Paris).

Khanyisile is currently the flute lecturer at the National School of the Arts.

Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano
Hofmeyr: Incantessimo for solo flute
Prokofiev: Sonata for flute and piano

Master Classes:
Khanyisile will present master classes on Thursday, 4 August from 14:00 – 17:00 in the Odeion. Admission is free.

R60 (adults)
R40 (pensioners, students and learners)
Tickets available at Computicket (at all Shoprite / Checkers shops, Mimosa Mall information desk) and at the doors.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 - 401 2504)

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