Press Reviews 2012

A WINNING PRESENCE
The Citizen, 16 February 2012, Michael Traub
The winner of the 2012 Unisa International Piano Competition, Lukas Vondracek, gave a recital in Joburg as part of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival which is organized under the auspices of Richard Cock.  >>


GERMAN JAZZ TRIO AT BASSLINE
Artlink, 14 February 2012, Moira de Swardt
The Johannesburg International Mozart Festival stretches its audiences all the way into Newtown for an evening of European jazz.  >>


CRISTINA ORTIZ IN RECITAL
Artlink, 10 February 2012, Moira de Swardt
A programme and performance to please the pickiest classical musical lovers.  >>


ALPINE INSPIRATIONS AT JIMF
Artlink, 7 February 2012, Moira de Swardt
I have been having a wonderful time at the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival so far. The programming has been so different to what one would expect of a “classical” music event and the theme “Quasi Improvisando” has been such a lot of fun.  >>


LUKAS VONDRACEK AT NORTHWARDS HOUSE

Artlink, 6 February 2012, Moira de Swardt
A fabulous concert by the winner of the Unisa International Piano Competition pleased Johannesburg International Mozart Festival fans.  >>


SILENT MOVIE: METROPOLIS

Artlink, 3 February 2012, Moira de Swardt
A 1927 movie classic with live improvisation by two superb musicians is just part of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival.
I am thoroughly enjoying the current Johannesburg International Mozart Festival which is bringing some very different, excellent music programmes to its audiences.  >>


IT'S MOZART, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT
Business Day, 2 February 2012, Christina Kennedy
The founders of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival have devised a programme that sports a progressive approach.  >>


QUASI IMPROVISANDO
Classic Feel, 1 February 2012, Warren Holden
The fourth Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, underway until 19 February, is built around the theme Quasi Improvisando.  >>


NE
W MUSIC CHALLENGES AT UJ
Artlink, 31 January 2012, Moira de Swardt
Musical horizons were stretched on Monday evening as an unlikely duo brought audiences an unusual performance.  >>


Best of Improv
The Citizen, 31 January 2012, Leigh-Anne Hunter
In his speech at the opening of this year’s Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, the event’s artistic director, Florian Uhlig, spoke of “opening doors to the cage of the musical zoo and letting the beasts roam freely.”  >> 


The Johannesburg International Mozart Festival 2012
Times LIVE, 31 January 2012
The Johannesburg International Mozart Festival is back!  >>


SMOOTH JAZZ ON A SULTRY SUMMER EVENING

Artlink, 28 January 2012, Moira de Swardt
Quattro Fusion gave Mozart an unusual birthday concert as the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival opened on 27 January.  >>

 
JAZZ
Business Day, 17 January 2012, Gwen Ansell
January is the time for new beginnings — and in SA, it seems also to be the time when the ideas underlying music get their most vigorous airing.  >>


CHRISTIEN COETZEE KLINGLER MEETS RICHARD COCK
Classical SA, 16 January 2012
Music is his way of life
An interview  >>


RETURN TO CLASSICAL ROOTS
Sunday Times, 15 January 2012, Christina Kennedy
Classical music enthusiasts may be puzzled that a jazz musician has been chosen composer-in-residence for the 2012 Johannesburg International Mozart Festival from January 27 to February 19. But Paul Hanmer has a multi-stringed bow...  >>


INTERNATIONAL STARS TO BE PART OF JOHANNESBURG MOZART FESTIVAL 
Kwela Xpress, 13 January 2012
The JIMF (Johannesburg International Mozart Festival's) Chamber Concerts are perfectly set up for an intimate classical music experience.  >>