The Dante String Quartet will be in South Africa between 12 and 23 October 2023 and will be performing at the iconic Sanctuary Mandela Boutique Hotel on the 21st of October at 18:00 as part of the Sanctuary Serenade: An Evening of Music and Culinary Exploration. The Sanctuary Serenade, a unique event that seamlessly blends the enchanting world of music with the flavours of a gourmet culinary journey and the rich tapestry of cultural exploration.
Located in Johannesburg, Sanctuary Mandela is a heartfelt tribute to Mandela’s unwavering spirit. His legacy, rooted in pursuing a better world, infuses every corner of the hotel. The embodiment of his creative vision inspires us to unlock our potential and reach for our aspirations.
During this vibrant event, Sanctuary Mandela takes centre stage in celebrating the profound creative essence of Mandela. The hotel’s halls will come alive with the talents of this duo in harmony with Mandela’s commitment to the arts.
With the Dante String quartet’s continuous commitment to education, it was imperative for them to secure a date at the Morris Isaacson School in Soweto, where they are delighted to be performing a fresh and newly conceived youth concert for the children, complimented with private lessons.
Their aim is to instil greater awareness about music making through education. In their concerts, they also aim to play music that gives a platform to a diverse range of composers and provides an enriching experience for those who choose to listen.
More information on the duo and how to purchase tickets at Sanctuary Mandela Boutique Hotel can be found below:
Concert Date: 21st October 2023 at 18:00
Ticket details: Intimate Concert, Welcome Drinks, Guided Tour of Sanctuary Mandela, Progressive Dining Experience.
The Dante String Quartet:
Zoë Beyers and Ian Watson – Violins
Carol Ella – Viola
Richard Jenkinson – Cello
South African born Zoë Beyers has established a reputation as one of the finest and most versatile violinists based in the UK, and performs worldwide as soloist, chamber musician, director and orchestral leader.
South African violinist Ian Watson obtained an MMus at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2008, enabled by an RSM International Scholarship. Since leaving the Hallé in 2015, Ian has enjoyed a varied career as a guest Principal 2nd Violin and Co-Leader with some of Britain’s major orchestras.
Richard’s musical education began at the age of five. In 1990 he won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studying cello with Raphael Wallfisch and William Pleeth and conducting with Alan Hazeldine. Richard has given concerto performances with the BBC Concert Orchestra, C.B.S.O., Irish Chamber Orchestra and has been principal Cello of CBSO.
Carol is from Wick, in the far north of Scotland. At 17, she won a Foundation Scholarship to study with Simon Rowland-Jones at London’s Royal College of Music. Carol has always had a passion for orchestral playing, having held positions with both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. She is a regular member of the John Wilson Orchestra and Sinfonia of London.