LUNCHTIME RECITAL | TESSA UYS PIANO
MON 27 JUN 1.10pm | The Hearn Recital Room
Schumann Fantasiestücke op. 12
Schumann arr. Liszt Widmung S566
Liszt Legend no. 2: St Francis of Paola walking on the water S175
Born in Cape Town into an exceptionally musical and theatrical family Tessa Uys is one of South Africa’s most distinguished concert pianists.
During the past three decades, Tessa has established herself an impressive reputation, both as concert performer and as a broadcasting artiste, performing at many of the major concert venues throughout the world. Her empathy for Schumann’s music has been compared to that of Cortot, and is characterised by that empathetic approach so closely associated with her eminent predecessor
In 2010 Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman established a duo partnership after being invited to give a two-piano recital at the Royal Over-Seas League in London. Ever since, they have performed regularly at music societies, festivals and at the BBC.
In 2015, they embarked on their journey with the 9 Beethoven Symphonies transcribed for piano four hands by Franz Xavier Scharwenka. They are currently recording the complete Beethoven/Scharwenka Symphonies for SOMM Recordings.
Running Time: approx. 60 mins no interval