TRUST THE SILENCES (ONCE MORE) – GUEST ARTISTS
Bronwyn van Wieringen – Piano
Bronwyn van Wieringen (21) completed her BMus in Performance cum laude at the South African College of Music in 2016, studying with Professor Albie van Schalkwyk. Noticeable achievements include winning the Schock Foundation Prize for Chamber Music, the Johann Vos Piano Competition, the SACS National Music Competition and being placed third in the Hennie Joubert National Piano Competition. She has been the recipient of SAMRO bursaries for the past four years, a number of UCT scholarships and was awarded the Kathleen Irish Scholarship from the SASMT in 2014, subsequently performing a recital at their annual conference in Pretoria. Bronwyn has performed as a soloist with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra and the University of Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and has received master classes from Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Olga Kern, Edith Zvi, Julian Jacobson, Anthony Hewitt and Ilya Friedberg, amongst others. In September 2017, Bronwyn will be commencing a Masters in Performance (Piano Accompaniment) at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Dylan Tabisher – Percussion
Dylan started percussion in 2002 with Suzette Brits at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre. He has completed his BMus and BMus (Hons) and MMus cum laude at Stellenbosch University. In 2012 Dylan was selected with his duo partner, Cherilee Adams, as the overall winners of the ATKV-Muziq Competition. In that year he was also selected as a semi-finalist at the 6th World Marimba Competition in Stuttgart. In 2013 the US Percussion Duo were selected as semi-finalists at the Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium. In 2016 Dylan was selected as the overall winner of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition for Instrumentalists.
Cherilee Adams – Percussion
Cherilee Adams started percussion in 2002 at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre under the tutelage of Suzette Brits. Since 2005, Cherilee has participated in several competitions locally and internationally as soloist and as a member of various ensembles, receiving overall prizes and awards. Some of these include the ATKV-Muziq Competition, Stellenbosch Ensemble Competition, Universal Marimba Competition (Belgium) and the 6th World Marimba Competition (Germany). Cherilee completed her BMus, BMus(Hons) and MMus at the University of Stellenbosch cum laude and is currently a member of Brett Bailey’s opera production, MacBeth, which has been performed at numerous well-renowned festivals worldwide since 2014.
Richard Brokensha – Vocals
Richard Brokensha started his interest in music at the age of eight. He is known for his bands kidofdoom, ISO, Tumi Molekane, The Queen Experience and Lara Gear. To date he has played in more than 1 000 shows all over the world including Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Dubai, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 2010 Richard performed in the band ISO to 100 000 people at ten sold-out arena shows across Germany. He also performed at the FIFA World Cup opening concert at Orlando Stadium as a singer and guitarist for Tumi Molekane. Richard’s band ISO is internationally acclaimed and has produced chart-topping hits like “No Fire”, “Everytime”, “Heaven”, “Torpid”, “Lost in here” and “Give me something to believe in”. To date Richard has released eight albums as well as a live DVD at the O2 World Arena in Berlin. He is currently living in Cape Town where he runs the Bishops College bands as well as teaches guitar, bass, ukulele and production. He is also currently running his own record label “Naughty Bird” whilst performing solo shows and touring with ISO.
Tara Notcutt – Lighting Design and Direction
Tara is one of South Africa’s most celebrated young directors. She is the Artistic Director of The Pink Couch and holds a repertoire of award-winning and internationally-travelling work under her belt. Tara has a BA in Theatre and Performance, majoring in Theatre Making, from UCT. She has recently started working in opera and her full opera directing debut was with “La Bohème in District Six” for Africa Arts as part of the 2016 Suidoosterfees. Her passion lies in creating theatre that she would love to see with people that she would love to make it with.