Megan-Geoffrey Prins is an award-winning South African concert pianist studying toward a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the USA. Praised for his technical prowess, imaginative interpretation, and keen sensitivity, Prins is fast making his mark on the world of virtuoso pianism. For more information, read his bio, listen to his music, or contact him online.
Megan wins the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition
On Saturday night, Megan was crowned the overall winner of the Western Art Music category in the prestigious SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition. He will use the prize money toward his doctoral studies, which he hopes to complete in May 2018.
Sponsors secure Megan's tuition fees
Thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Fynbos Trust, Megan's tuition fees for his final year of doctoral study are now secured. He has also received various other donations that will contribute to covering his living expenses in the USA. The fundraising campaign on this website will remain active until he has raised enough money for living expenses.
Sponsors offer Megan $10,000 toward tuition fees
This week Megan received wonderful news: a generous sponsor has offered to pay half of his tuition fees for his final year of doctoral study starting in August 2017. He is currently trying to raise funds to pay the remaining half of his tuition fees and his living expenses.
Martelize Brink interviews Megan on RSG
On Tuesday 11 July, Martelize Brink interviewed Megan on RSG. A recording of the Afrikaans interview is available here.
Megan launches fundraising campaign
Megan needs to fund his final year of studying a doctorate at one of the top 10 music schools in the world. He's launched an online fundraising campaign and hopes that he'll gather enough support so that he can return to the USA at the end of August.
CIM awards Megan a prize for "Uncommon Creativity"
The Cleveland Institute of Music recently awarded Megan the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity. Megan expressed his gratitude to CIM and the patrons: "I'm so honoured to receive this award from the Cleveland Institute of Music. It is very encouraging and it has motivated me to work even harder. I'm grateful to Maurice and Judith Kaplow for making this possible."
Megan Performs Lyapunov's 12 Transcendental Etudes
On Sunday May 5th, Megan will perform Sergei Lyapunov's 12 Transcendental Etudes as part of his second DMA recital. Lyapunov (1859-1924) composed the etudes as a homage to Franz Liszt who also published a well-known set of 12 transcendental etudes. The concert will take place at 4PM in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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