Newsletter 27 August 2009
The finalists in the first Len van Zyl Conductors Competition have been announced. They are (in alphabetical order) Hanrich Claassen, Johan Grobler, Wesley Lewis, Nicholas Nicolaidis, David Nkosi and Brandon Phillips.
The final round of the competition takes place during the CPO’s Fourth Cape Town International Summer Music Festival in February 2010.
The Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition is run in conjunction with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra as an initiative to support and develop classical music talent in South Africa. A financial trust was created for this purpose by Mr Len van Zyl , who believes that a vital part of keeping classical music alive and well concerns the development of young talent.
Read more about the competition on the special Conductors’ Competition page