Beethoven Piano and Cello Sonatas
On 9 February 2020, Megan-Geoffrey Prins and Peter Martens will perform the complete cycle of Beethoven's sonatas for piano and cello. The cycle will be split into two concerts that will take place at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria.
Appointment as Lecturer at UP
Starting January 2020, Megan will serve on the faculty of the University of Pretoria: School of the Arts as full-time lecturer in piano. "It is a privilege to join such a prestigious institution and I look forward to working alongside the highly-esteemed faculty," says Prins.
In the next month, Megan will perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in various venues throughout South Africa. All concert dates are available on his website.
Baxter Concert Hall Solo Recital
Fine Music Radio is giving away double tickets to Megan's solo recital at the Baxter Concert Hall in Rondebosch on 27 July. Tune in to 101.3 and answer a simple question to stand a chance to win!
National Arts Festival Makhanda
Megan will play six recitals during the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, including a solo recital and a performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with ECPO and Alexander Fokkens. All concert dates are available on his website.
Standard Bank Young Artist for Music
Megan was named the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music. This is among the highest honours an artist can receive in South Africa. The award includes a cash incentive, concert engagements, and two headline acts at the National Arts Festival in 2019.
Honens International Piano Competition Semifinals
Prins has been selected as one of ten semifinalists in the prestigious Honens International Piano Competition, which will take place in Calgary, Canada later this year. More information is available on the Honens website.
Megan wins the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition
Megan was crowned the overall winner of the Western Art Music category in the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition.
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.
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.
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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