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2014 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Composers

Friday, 14 March 2014 15:27

Applications now open

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SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition

Monday, 31 March 2014 11:57

Entrants for national music competition invited

The prestigious SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition is inviting entries from music students at junior level. Now in its fourth year, the project builds on the strong foundation laid by the SA Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) 26 years ago when fledgling musicians competed on a national basis for the first time.


Hans Huyssen's Cello Concerto for an African Cellist

Thursday, 13 March 2014 07:57

The SAMRO Foundation is proud to have played a small part by commissioning one of the compositions for cello in this project


In 2010 South African cellist Heleen du Plessis, Executant lecturer for cello at the University of Otago, initiated a project “Cello for Africa”- to record a CD of new South African compositions for cello reflecting the multi-cultural context of the country. Du Plessis received an extensive research grant from the University of Otago in order to realize the project by commissioning, premièring and recording music, which facilitated a dialogue between Western and African musical traditions and between the cello and indigenous African instruments.


Song Lines: Mapping the South African Live Performance Landscape

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 13:21

A new study of SA live music has shown that the country’s cities have an active live music scene, but many venues are struggling to make ends meet. Songlines is the culmination of an extensive 2013 survey of live music performance venues in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town. The research was conducted by Concerts SA, a joint South African/Norwegian initiative receiving support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rikskonsertene and SAMRO. It was compiled by music journalist Gwen Ansell and Prof Helena Barnard, Director of Research at GIBS Institute of Business Science.  read more

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