World-class soloists Duigan and Grace in concert


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World-class soloists Duigan and Grace in concert
Guitarist James Grace (left) and Christopher Duigan (right)

Pietermaritzburg audiences can enjoy a beautiful evening of music featuring world-class soloists, pianist Christopher Duigan and guitarist James Grace.

The concert, presented by Music Revival, takes place in The Chapel, Cordwalles Preparatory School, 101 Howick Road, Wembley on Thursday 2 August.

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“The chapel at Cordwalles Preparatory School has recently been extended and now offers a wonderful performance space with very rewarding acoustics. We are looking forward to performing in this inviting stage and to bring our wonderful music and musicians to a new audience in Athlone, Wembley and surrounds,” says Duigan.

Duigan, one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists, can be heard in piano solos from his recent programmes of music by Gershwin and Debussy. Together with guitarist James Grace, the Duigan & Grace Duo, a usual combination of piano and guitar, has won a popular following at major festivals and on stages across South Africa.

Cape Town-based James Grace is a SAMA-nominated artist with a string of successful recordings under his belt. Their programme together includes many of their own duo arrangements and improvisations on classic melodies, jazz standards, Latin milongas and Spanish classics. Their session will include ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Tico Tico’ and favourite Spanish guitar solos. Duigan’s own composition ‘Indigo’, a favourite at any Duigan and Grace concert, will complete the programme.

Secure parking is available on the school campus with access through the main gates of Cordwalles Drive (opposite Redlands Estate traffic lights). Enjoy complimentary soup and rolls or tea and coffee before the concert from 17:30 with the concert running from 18:30 to 19:45. Tickets are R120 (adults) and R60 (scholars). Bookings (essential for catering purposes) are at email: or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (SMS or WhatsApp).

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