2023 UP Music Festival

Welcome to the 2023 University of Pretoria Music Festival.

The University of Pretoria Music Festival (UPMF) serves a dual purpose: it provides exciting performances by renowned and upcoming musicians while also offering a training platform for many of South Africa’s most talented young classical and jazz musicians. During the festival, students and audience members are immersed in a week of inspiring music, while interacting in world-class lectures, masterclasses, and workshops with visiting guest artists and the UP music staff.

Now, in its fifth year, the festival welcomes six of South Africa’s most renowned musicians to present concerts, masterclasses, and workshops. Guests include Farida Bacharova, Karendra Devroop, José Dias, Mario Nell, Nina Schumann, and Liesl Stoltz. We are also excited to host Ned Ginsburg from the USA.

Attendees can look forward to a wide variety of events during the UPMF. To make the most of this exciting week, this programme contains all the information you need about the various events.

Entrance to all events is free of charge, and everyone is welcome!

On behalf of the School of the Arts, I would like to thank all the staff members and students who worked tirelessly to put this festival together. We look forward to welcoming you to this thrilling week of music!

- Author James Paradza

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