Pianist Mark Nixon to play in WindhoekBy: STAFF REPORTER
Classical music enthusiasts will be glad to know that South African Pianist Mark Nixon is to playing in Windhoek as part his South African and Namibian tour.
The recital which is to take place at the College of the Arts (Cota) in Windhoek on Friday, August 10, will include pieces from composers Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy. Nixon is has attended some of the most renowned music schools in South Africa, including the University of Cape Town and the University of South Africa.
He has also studied music abroad and is a graduate of both the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Nixon now lives in London and is Head of Keyboard at King’s College School, Wimbledon.
He has performed as concerto soloist with all the South African orchestras, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and with several orchestras in England. As solo recitalist and pianist-accompanist he has appeared extensively in South Africa as well as at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Linbury Theatre Covent Garden in London as well as at numerous music societies across the UK. In 2010 he released a CD of songs by Grieg, Wolf, Rachmaninov, Wilding and de Villiers in collaboration with the soprano Erica Eloff. Tickets will be available at the door for N$50 for adults and N$30 for pupils and pensioners. The show will start at 19h30.