The Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival faculty is hand-picked by Artistic Director, Nina Schumann. It is Nina’s policy to select players that have captivated the hearts and minds of our students and audiences alike whilst introducing new faces each year as well.
Those such as the MET Opera Orchestra trombonist, Weston Sprott; Russian cellist, Alexander Buzlov; SA born violist and overtone singer extraordinaire, Gareth Lubbe and Salzburg’s Mozarteum Orchestra’s principal clarinettist, Ferdinand Steiner need no introduction to Stellenbosch audiences.
New faces this year include Andrew Brady, Dwight Parry, Boris Brovstyn, Marco Silva and Anna Maria Wünsch.
Andrew Brady is principal bassoonist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Whilst regularly attending the world’s top music festivals, Andrew is a proud member of the Chineke! Orchestra, an orchestra that comprises mostly black and minority ethnic musicians. Andrew’s compatriot from the USA is oboist Dwight Parry. When not performing, you’ll find Mr. Parry enjoying Broadway, jazz, and bluegrass. He spends the rest of his time hiking, running, volunteering, tossing frisbees, reading and creating curiosities in the kitchen!
Boris Brovstyn is the featured soloist in Dohnanyi’s second violin concerto with the Festival Symphony Orchestra on Friday 13 July. He has performed at Verbier Festival, Lugano Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Oxford Chamber Music Festival, Genius of the Violin Festival, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival and in the “George Enescu” Festival among others.
Trumpeter, Marco Silva hails from Portugal and has worked with several orchestras including the Bern Symphonie Orchester, Zürich Opera Orchestra, Santa Siccilla, Calouste Gulbenkian Orchester and the West European Studio Orchestra. He is currently principal trumpet of the Konstanz Philharmonie Orchester.
Anna Maria Wünsch attended the SICMF as a student of prof Gareth Lubbe two years ago. The SICMF is proud to welcome this up and coming artist back as the youngest member of its 2018 faculty.
Tickets for the evening faculty concerts (6 to 15 July) have more often than not sold out in years past. Buy tickets early from Computicket to avoid disappointment.