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Chamber Music is back!

The Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival (SICMF) is back after an absence of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 17th SICMF is set to take place from 1 to 10 July 2022 at the Stellenbosch Konservatorium – the home of Stellenbosch University’s Department of Music.

“Whilst still in the midst of the pandemic, but in positive anticipation that we will indeed wrestle it into submission, the management of the SICMF is moving forward with cautious optimism in soliciting student entries for the 2022 festival,” says SICMF Director , Dr Peter Martens.

Pre Covid, the SICMF attracted around 300 students annually of which around 80% were South African and the rest from abroad.

Martens adds that plans are now on track to continue this classical music extravaganza with much-loved artists from former years keen to perform, teach and inspire on our local stages again. “Madeline Adkins, Alissa Margulis and Nicholas Dautricourt (violin), Gareth Lubbe (viola), Marco Silva (trumpet), Demarre McGill (flute) and Weston Sprott (trombone) are amongst those from the USA, France, Germany and Portugal that have crept into the hearts of the South African students and audience members alike. Alongside new faces including Knut-Erik Sundquist (double bass), and Kyril Zlotnikov (cello), these artists are amongst those already signed up for the July spectacular.”

Festival passes which give access to attend lunch hour concerts, masterclasses, talks and concerts can be booked via the SICMF website.

For more information, liaise with Fiona Grayer at concerts@sun.ac.za or 021 808 2358

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