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SA Composers’ Competition short list announced 

The five young composers whose works have been shortlisted for the Cape Town Philharmonic  Orchestra’s inaugural SA Composers’ Competition have been announced. All are in the running for the title and one- year residency with the CPO, a new commission and a cash prize: in alphabetical order Conrad Asman (Beyond the Atom), Kristi Boonzaaier (Sonsopkoms in die Woestyn), Owen Dalton (An Animal Suite), Anthonie Jansen van Rensburg (Lagging in the Shallow Water) and Franco Prinsloo (The Imbulu Suite).

The competition is supported by the City of Cape Town. 

The five works will be performed by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at a concert on March 4 at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre.

The concert will be recorded and a decision on the winner and possible runners-up will announced after the concert.

The panel, chaired by Prof Hendrik Hofmeyr of the SA College of Music, included conductors Bernhard Gueller and Graham Lea Cox, composers David Earl, Arthur Feder, Andile Khumalo and Antoni Schonken.

Louis Heyneman, the convenor of the competition, says there were 29 entries from a diverse group of young South African composers, all of which were of a very high calibre.

December 2, 20:00

Endler Hall
Huberte Rupert Memorial Concert

Conductor: Jacobus de Jager
Soloist: Sakhile Humbane (flute)
Rossini Barber of Seville overture
CPE Bach Flute Concerto in D minor
Beethoven Symphony no 7

December 4

Youth Gala

15:00 free admission



December 4, 19:00

G&S 75th gala celebratory concert with the CPO at the City Hall.


February 23 – 26

Tickets are on sale at Quicket from 1 December.

For the complete festival programme and more information, contact


The contest runs from 5 to 10 December 2022 at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium in Parow, Cape Town.

PHOENIX REBORN, Tim Kliphuis Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Symphony Orchestra


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