Inspired by La Motte’s owner and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a series of classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. The estate has just announced the line-up of international and local artists to perform in the coming months.
For the annual Franschhoek Bastille Weekend, piano duo, Francois Botha and Yohan Chun will present a lighter, French-inspired programme that highlights composers such as George Gershwin, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel.
The renowned Amici Quartet returns to La Motte with a specially compiled programme featuring Suzanne Martens and Philip Martens on violin, Karen Gaertner on viola and Peter Martens on cello.
In a Mozart celebration, Trio de Musique will perform two piano trios; the G major K.496, composed in 1786 – the same year as Mozart’s opera “Le Nozze di Figaro”, and the C major K.542, composed in 1788 – the same year he was working on his last three symphonies, including the “Jupiter”. The trio will give historical background to the music, discuss the music as well as read letters from the Mozart family as the program progresses. Featuring Thomas de Bruin on flute, Ariella Ciara on cello and Albert Combrink on piano.
Winner of the 2016 Olga Kern Piano competition, the Scriabin Prize and the Rome Prize, together with numerous other internationally renowned competitions, the twenty-one-year-old pianist Chen Guang visits South Africa for the first time. He is described as having an extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and an exceptional on-stage charisma.
The 2019 La Motte Concert series ends on a high with a beautiful Christmas concert. The Songmaker’s Guild celebrates this special time of year with a wonderful festive programme.
Concert information & Reservation details:
Concerts start at 19:00, performances last for an hour and guests are invited to stay for a glass of La Motte wine.
La Motte Estate’s gates open at 18:00.
Concert starts promptly at 19:00.