Friday 24 May, 17:30 — Anglican Church, Greyton
Duo Infinite, consisting of Cherilee Adams and Dylan Tabisher, joins forces with leading South African clarinettist Daniel Prozesky 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.
Principal clarinet of the CPO since 2015, Daniel Prozesky obtained a Professional Diploma in Performance in 2010 from l’Institut de Ribaupierre as well as a B Mus in 2011 from the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland under renowned clarinettist Frédéric Rapin. He completed the degree in one year and finished top of his class.
He has performed with all the major orchestras in South Africa, is an ardent chamber musician and is also a member of the CPO Wind Quintet, which made its debut last year. He recently performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Krommer Double Concerto with the CPO and has twice presented recitals for the Richard Wagner Society. Since 2015 he has tutored and performed at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival. Prozesky is a lecturer in clarinet at the University of Stellenbosch Conservatoire and holds a degree in mechanical engineering. He also freelances as a mechanical designer in Cape Town.