Friday 24 May, 17:30 — Anglican Church, Greyton
Duo Infinite, consisting of Cherilee Adams and Dylan Tabisher, joins forces with leading South African clarinetist Visser Liebenberg to blend the sound of different instrumental families on one stage – the clarinet, marimba and vibraphone. Performing a wide variety of music from J.S. Bach, Keiko Abe, Piazzolla and Abdullah Ibrahim and challenging their technical skills, the artists seek to expose the audience to the infinite possibilities of the marimba, percussion and clarinet to create a vibrant and propulsive musical statement. Artists’ biographies below
Cherilee has performed, as soloist, with the KZN Philharmonic, Stellenbosch University Symphony and Cape Town Philharmonic orchestras. She has also participated and won several prizes at national and international competitions since 2004. This includes being the overall winner of the National Stellenbosch Ensemble Competition (2005 & 2006), FMR Pick ‘n Pay and FMR Study Award Competitions (2009), ATKV- Muziq Competition (2012: as a member of the US Percussion Duo), the National Grahamstown Music Competition (2013), and her international ventures which include the 6th World Marimba Competition in Stuttgart (2012) and the Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium (2013).
Internationally, Cherilee was invited to perform the opera, Death in Venice, with the Britten-Pears Orchestra in England (2007) and to tour with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in the USA (2011). From 2014-2017, she was selected to perform Third World Bunfight’s opera production and revision of Verdi’s Macbeth. This production toured worldwide, inspiring audiences from all continents.
In 2018, Cherilee toured through Europe with the Miagi orchestra under the baton of Duncan Ward participating in some of the most renowned festivals and venues, including the Verbier Festival and the Elbphilharmonie.
EDUCATION : Cherilee completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2015 with Cum Laude. Cherilee started percussion in 2002 at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre under the tutelage of Suzette Brits. She is an active solo and chamber music performer.
Dylan has established himself as soloist and ensemble member both nationally and internationally. He has performed as soloist with Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra.
He has also participated in numerous national and international competitions. Most notably being the overall winner of the FMR Music Competition, ATKV-Muziq Competition and SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition. Additionally, he was selected as a semi-finalist in the World Marimba Competition, Germany and Universal Marimba Competition, Belgium.
As a member of the No Borders Orchestra (Balkans), Dylan has travelled extensively through Europe, Asia, North and South America as well as Australasia performing Brett Bailey’s adaptation of Verdi’s Macbeth.
Most recently, Dylan travelled to Tokyo, Japan to have master classes with the legendary marimba artist Keiko Abe.
EDUCATION: Dylan started percussion in 2002 with Suzette Brits at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre. He has completed BMus, BMus(Hons) and MMus with CumLaude at Stellenbosch University.
Visser Liebenberg is a versatile free-lance clarinet player and qualified yoga teacher based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. As a clarinetist, his creative projects range from free-improvisation and electronics in collaboration with artists in poetry, drama and film, to actively performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and an ad-hoc clarinet player for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. He received musical guidance from eminent South African teachers and master classes from international clarinetists Richard Hosford, Timothy Lines, Mate Bekavac and Ferdinand Steiner. Visser has attended the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival since 2007 as clarinet student where he has performed and worked with international and national faculty members.
In 2018 he made his international soloist debut with MIAGI Orchestra celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela in Europe. With MIAGI he performed as soloist at festivals and concert halls like Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, BOZAR Henry Le Boeuf Hall in Brussels, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Gustav-Mahler Festival in Italy, and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (cum laude), in clarinet performance, at Stellenbosch University Conservatorium where he is an active clarinet teacher. He is currently a registered academic PhD Student in Artistic Research at Africa - Open, Institute for Music Research and Innovation, Stellenbosch University. His research explores and experiments with the creation of extended clarinet techniques through the harvesting of endogenous sounds in South Africa.
In his free time, he teaches private yoga classes and group classes at The Hot Yoga Studio in Stellenbosch.