Franschhoek Chamber Music Workshop

During the holidays, eight of our Rustenburg girls attended the 28th annual Chamber Music Workshop in scenic Franschhoek. They received professional and highly personalised instruction to improve their skill. The group had a minimum of two coached rehearsals per day, plus orchestral sessions and other topics of interest.

One evening was devoted to an informal “in-house” concert of solo works, followed by the hilarious and much loved “cabaret” devised by the students. The professional staff, chosen from South Africa’s top chamber musicians and soloists, gave an opening concert for the public. The workshop culminated in two concerts presented by the students, of chamber works learned during their stay.

Well done to the following girls: Sarah Philander; Erica Whittal; Hannah Olarogun; Jessica McLachlan; Mia Salonen; Michaela van Otterlo, Mia Barashenkov, Kaitlin Downie.