The Charl du Plessis Trio won a prestigious SAMA Award as Best Classical/Instrumental album for their Baroqueswing vol. II on 26 May. This national music initiative is the top award in music recording and honours musicians in all genres & styles. The Baroqueswing vol. II CD features music by Bach, Vivaldi, Gluck and Handel and was recorded in Ernen, Switzerland in 2015 and released in 2016 under the Swiss CLAVES records. This recording is available for download on iTunes
In 2014 the Charl du Plessis’s Pimp My Piano was awarded a SAMA for Best Recording Engineer, when Peter Auret was honoured with the iconic award.