Megan-Geoffrey Prins is an internationally acclaimed South African concert pianist. Celebrated for his technical prowess, imaginative interpretation, and captivating sensitivity, Prins enjoys a dynamic career as soloist, chamber musician, and lecturer. For more information, read his bio, listen to his music, or contact him online.
Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans
Megan-Geoffrey Prins has been recognised by the Mail & Guardian as one of 200 young South Africans who have shown resilience and innovation for excellence against the backdrop of the unique and extraneous economic challenges faced globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor with CPO
From 29 July - 3 August audiences can stream a pre-recorded performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Megan-Geoffrey Prins and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Bernhard Gueller. This is an online concert that will be streamed through the Quicket platform. Tickets available here (concert no. 4).
Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major with JPO
Visit the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra's YouTube channel to view a free performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major featuring Prins and conductor Brandon Phillips. The concerto was recorded as part of the JPO's Virtual Spring Symphony Season last year.
Recital on KykNet
On 30 August at 10:30am, Prins' recital from the Toyota US Woordfees 202o will be broadcast on kykNET (Channel 144 on DStv). The program includes Beethoven's Appassionata sonata, Malcolm Dedman's Four Kinds of Love, Arthur Feder's Finding | Being, and Pletnev's Transcription of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.
Online Concerts 2020
Our concert halls are closed due to the pandemic, but you can still enjoy a solo recital and chamber music program featuring Prins from the comfort of your home. These concerts are available anywhere in the world. A solo recital is available on the Brooklyn Theatre TV platform from 10 July through August. On 2 August, a live-streamed concert featuring Prins and the Amici Quartet will be streamed through Concerts Connect. Please visit the Upcoming tab of this website for more information.
Toyota US Woordfees 2020
Prins will perform twice in Stellenbosch for the 2020 Toyota US Woordfees. on 9 March, he will collaborate with cellist Anmari van der Westhuizen and on 11 March he will perform a recital of solo piano works. More information is available on the Toyota US Woordfees website.
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.
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