On 29 March Charl du Plessis will become the first pianist in the world to perform on Table Mountain. This coincides with International Piano Day and is presented by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos. Never before has a grand piano been on Table Mountain and this day will be celebrated with performances by leading South African pianists, with Du Plessis at the helm.
International Piano day is the 88th day of the year, corresponding to the piano’s 88 keys. The chosen instrument’s journey will be documented – from dismantling, making its way up in the cable car, and reassembly on top of one of the World’s Seven Wonders of Nature.
Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos (IBSP) presents this nonprofit event to raise awareness that the piano is still alive and relevant as the most beloved instrument. The aim is also to raise awareness that there is huge musical potential in South Africa which is not being realised due to a lack of adequate resources. This event will mark the start of a project – “Music into Africa” – launched by Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos to help underprivileged schools that have no instruments, or very poor instruments, in order to grow music as a whole in Africa. At the Table Mountain event one underprivileged music school will join the celebrations and IBSP will be donating a new digital piano to them.
The list of pianists include Francois du Toit, Franklin Larey, Tertia Visser Downie, Albie van Schalkwyk, Jill Richards, Bokani Dyer, Jason Reolon and Shannon Hope.
For more information contact Adele at Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos on 021 788 9389.