Concert Calendar 2016

Ben Schoeman performs at St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London

Monday 15 February 2016
The St. Lawrence Jewry Church is situated next to the Guildhall in the City of London. A piano lunchtime series is hosted in this beautiful venue and Ben Schoeman will give a recital that includes a selection of Preludes (Book 2) of Claude Debussy as well as the Arabeske, Op. 18 and Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann.
Start time: 13:00
Location: St. Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA

Beethoven Emperor Concerto at Woordfees, KykNet Endler Hall: Ben Schoeman and University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra

Friday 4 March 2016
Pianist Ben Schoeman joins the USSO and conductor Corvin Matei in a performance of Beethoven’s popular Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 (‘Emperor’).
Start time: 20:00
Location: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

Anzél Gerber and Ben Schoeman, Woordfees Recital, Endler Hall Stellenbosch

Saturday 5 March 2016
Anzél Gerber (cello) and Ben Schoeman (piano) have been performing in several countries as a renowned duo. They have won the Ibla Grand Prize in Italy, played at Carnegie Hall in New York, won the Global Music Award for their recording of music by Anton Rubinstein, and recently premiered Stefans Grové’s Concerto for Cello, Piano and Orchestra ‘Bushman Prayers’ (2013, specially dedicated to them and commissioned by SAMRO) with the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras. At the Woordfees 2016, Gerber and Schoeman will give a recital with music by French composers:
Camille Saint-Saëns – Sonata no. 1 in C minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 32
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
César Franck – Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano (1886)
Start time: 18:00
Location: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

Schubert Soirée at Woordfees 2016, Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch

Monday 7 March 2016
Ben Schoeman joins Anzél Gerber, Amici String Quartet, Lauren Dasappa and Beatrix Mari du Toit for a performance of great works by Franz Schubert. This will include ‘Shepherd on the Rocks’ for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano (D. 965) and the Arpeggione Sonata (D. 821).
Start time: 20:30
Location: Fismer Hall, Conservatory of Music, Stellenbosch

Ben Schoeman in Recital at the Woordfees, Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

Tuesday 8 March 2016
South African pianist Ben Schoeman gives a solo recital at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch. His programme centres on the music of Robert Schumann (1810-1856). Two major works of this great Romantic composer will be included in the programme: the Humoreske (Op. 20) and the Etudes Symphoniques (op. 13). Schoeman will also pay tribute to the eminent South African composer, Arnold van Wyk (1916-1983), whose centenary is celebrated this year. Two of Van Wyk’s piano works will be performed: Ricordanza (1973-1979) and Pastorale e Cappriccio (1948, rev. 1955).
Start time: 20:00
Location: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

Ben Schoeman plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 11 March 2016
The Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria hosts the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor David Scarr and pianist Ben Schoeman joins the Orchestra for a concert that includes Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 (Pastoral) as well as the dramatic and exciting Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky. The first concert will take place on Friday 11th March at 8pm and this will be repeated on Sunday 13th March at 3pm.
Start time: 20:00
Location: Brooklyn Theatre, Menlo Park, Pretoria, South Africa

Piano recital by Ben Schoeman at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria

Saturday 12 March 2016
Ben Schoeman, South African pianist who lives in London, returns to his hometown of Pretoria to give a recital at the Brooklyn Theatre. The Theatre has a beautiful Steinway piano and Schoeman will perform an exciting programme with music of Mozart, Schumann, Grieg, Chopin and Liszt.
Start time: 20:00
Location: Brooklyn Theatre, Menlo Park, Pretoria, South Africa

Ben Schoeman plays Robert Schumann at KKNK 2016

Sunday 27 March 2016 and Monday 28 March 2016
The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees 2016 hosts pianist Ben Schoeman in a recital programme that includes masterpieces of the great Romantic composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856). This programme will be different from the Woordfees concert earlier in March in Stellenbosch. Schoeman will perform Schumann’s Carnaval (Op. 9) and Symphonic Studies (Op. 13) and also play three Preludes (Book 2) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Brouillards, Ondine and Feux d’Artifice. Schoeman is no stranger to the KKNK and has been awarded the Kanna and KykNet Fiesta Awards for his Liszt recitals there in 2011. Mr. Schoeman will give two performances at the NGK Park, Oudtshoorn: 27 March at 6pm and 28 March at 11am.
Start time: 18:00
Location: 200 Buitekant Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa

Ben Schoeman plays Debussy at the Clothworkers’ Hall, London

Thursday 21 April 2016
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers (under the auspices of their Master, John Rubinstein), in collaboration with the Royal London Society for Blind People, present a special concert at Clothworkers’ Hall in the City of London. Ben Schoeman will perform selected Preludes (Book 2) by Claude Debussy, including Brouillards and Feux d’Artifice. This will be for invited guests only.
Start time: 18:00
Location: The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, Clothworkers’ Hall, London

http://cordwainers.org/charitable-work/

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman (Piano 4 Hands) perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 at St. Barnabas Ealing

Friday 13 May 2016
Tessa Uys was born in Cape Town and gave her first public performance at the age of seven. She first studied with her mother Helga Bassel and, at 16 won an Associated Board Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she won several prestigious prizes including the Macfarren Medal. Shortly after this she was the 1st prize winner and gold medallist of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. She has also enjoyed the unusual distinction of working with the film director John Schlesinger on his film Madame Sousatzka starring Shirley MacLaine. In 1994 she was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Tessa Uys has performed in many different countries and has broadcast frequently for the BBC. In recent years she has regularly given recitals in the City of London and at the Wigmore Hall. Tessa Uys discovered the complete transcriptions of Beethoven’s Symphonies by Xaver Scharwenka amongst her mother’s scores, and in collaboration with Ben Schoeman presented the 9th Symphony at the St. Lawrence Jewry Summer Music Festival in 2015. The duo of Uys and Schoeman will perform this magnificent work on 13 May at the beautiful Church of St. Barnabas in Ealing, London at 1pm.
Start time: 13:00
Location: St. Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG

Dawid Venter (Flute) and Ben Schoeman (Piano) at St. Martin in the Fields, London

Tuesday 24 May 2016
The South African duo of Dawid Venter and Ben Schoeman will perform an exciting programme in the beautiful St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square London. The will play the Suite for Flute and Piano by CM Widor, the ‘Cantabile et Presto’ by George Enescu and finally also the Sonata in D major for Flute and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev. Flautist Dawid Venter studied in Stellenbosch, Paris and London and he has given concerto and recital performances in several countries. He was hailed by the South African press as a ‘world-class performer’ after his acclaimed rendition of the Flute Concerto by Jaqcues Ibert in Johannesburg. He recently gave a nationwide concert tour throughout South Africa with pianist Ben Schoeman.
Start time: 13:00
Location: St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman play Beethoven Symphony no. 9 at St. Lawrence Jewry London

Monday 27 June 2016
Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman received a standing ovation from a capacity audience at the St. Lawrence Jewry Summer Festival 2015 for their rendition of the monumental Symphony no. 9 by Beethoven (transcribed for Piano Four-Hands by Franz Xaver Scharwenka). They were invited back to St. Lawrence Jewry to perform the work again in June 2016.
Start time: 13:00
Location: St. Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA

Celebrating Performance and Research: The Doctor of Musical Arts at City University London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Monday 6 June 2016
Ben Schoeman joins fellow doctoral researcher-pianists Annie Yim, Alexander Karpeyev and Jennifer Lee in a celebration of the DMA programme at City University/Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Start time: 19:00
Location: Performance Space, College Building, City University London, EC1V 4PB

https://blogs.city.ac.uk/music/2016/06/15/dma-celebration-concert-6th-june-2016/

Anzél Gerber and Ben Schoeman in Cremona, Italy

Wednesday 3 August 2016
The Cello/Piano Duo of Gerber and Schoeman perform at the International Summer Music Academy in Cremona, Camera di Commercio – near the Piazza Stradivari. On the programme will be the Sonata in A major (1886) by César Franck.
Start time: 21:00
Location: Piazza Antonio Stradivari, 5, 26100 Cremona CR, Italia

http://www.internationalmusicacademies.com/cremonaacademy/faculty/gerber_anzel.htm

Ben Schoeman plays Chopin, Schumann and Liszt in Edinburgh

Monday 8 August 2016
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Friday 12 August 2016
Ben Schoeman returns to Edinburgh to play four concerts for the Royal Over-Seas League Arts Music Series. Schoeman won the Gold Medal at the ROSL Music Competition in London and has since given several concerts under the auspices of this organisation. He would particularly like to dedicate all his concerts at this year’s festival to the late Director of ROSL Arts, Mr. Roderick Lakin MBE.
Location: 100 Princes St, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB, UK

Ben Schoeman plays Beethoven’s rarely-performed Piano Quartet in C major

Thursday 11 August 2016
Ben Schoeman plays L van Beethoven – Quartet for Piano and Strings in C major WoO 36 no. 3, with Martyn Jackson (violin), Ann Beilby (viola), Edward King (Cello).
Start time: 9:30
Location: 100 Princes St, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB, UK

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman play Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 at the Long Melford Music Society

Wednesday 7 September 2016
South African pianists Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman will perform a 4-hands arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (Choral) by the 19th-century virtuoso Franz Xaver Scharwenka.
Start time: 13:00
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DL, England

Ben Schoeman performs at the Drake Calleja Trust Concert

Saturday 17 September 2016
Ben Schoeman is a proud Scholar of the Drake Calleja Trust. He will perform in the annual Prize Winners’ Concert of this Trust. The great tenor Joseph Calleja will also perform at this event.
Start time: 19:30
Location: Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom

http://www.drakecallejatrust.org/

Ben Schoeman plays at the Perivale Piano Series, London

Tuesday 20 September 2016
Dr. Hugh Mather presents a Piano Series at St Mary’s Church Perivale. Ben Schoeman will be performing a recital with works of Robert Schumann and Fryderyk Chopin.
Start time: 14:00
Location: The Ancient Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8SS

http://www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2016-09-20.shtml

Ben Schoeman receives the Huberte Rupert Prize: South African Academy of Arts and Sciences

Friday 7 October 2016
Ben Schoeman is awarded the Huberte Rupert Memorial Prize from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. This is one of the most prestigious awards for Classical Music in South Africa, and Schoeman received this for his work as concert pianist. The Awards’ Ceremony will take place in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch. Mr. Schoeman will also perform works of Mendelssohn and Chopin.
Start time: 19:00
Location: Endler Hall, Victoria St & Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

http://www.akademie.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Akademiepryse-2016.pdf

Gerber and Schoeman Duo at Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria

Friday 14 October 2016
Anzel Gerber and Ben Schoeman return to Pretoria to give a Cello/Piano Duo Recital. They will be playing music of Schubert, Schumann, Rubinstein and Franck at the Brooklyn Theatre.
Start time: 19:00
Location: Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn, Thomas Edison St, Pretoria, 0181, South Africa

Ben Schoeman and Anzel Gerber in Recital: Johannesburg

Sunday 16 October 2016
A Cello and Piano Duo Recital at the beautiful Northwards House in Johannesburg. Gerber and Schoeman will perform Sonatas by Franck and Shostakovich amongst other works.
Start time: 16:00
Location: 21 Rockridge Road, Northwards, Johannesburg, 2193

Ben Schoeman and Anzel Gerber in Recital: Endler Hall Stellenbosch

Wednesday 19 October 2016
Cellist Anzel Gerber is head of the Cello Department at Stellenbosch Conservatoire. She joins forces with her duo-partner Ben Schoeman to give a recital in the beautiful Endler Hall.
Start time: 19:30
Location: Endler Hall, Victoria St & Neethling Street, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

http://www.anzelgerber.com/

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman perform Haydn and Schubert Four Hand Works in London

Wednesday 2 November 2016
Two South Africans living in London, pianists Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman, join forces again to play 4-hand music of Haydn (Symphony no. 104) and Schubert (Lebensstürme, D. 947).
Start time: 19:30
Location: The Ancient Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8SS

http://www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2016-11-02.shtml

Amalia Hall (Violin) and Ben Schoeman (Piano): St Martin in the Fields London

Friday 11 November 2016
The brilliant New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall gives a recital with pianist Ben Schoeman at London’s St Martin in the Fields. They will perform works by Beethoven, Ravel and Kreisler.
Start time: 13:00
Location: St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, United Kingdom