The Owl Club of Cape Town presents:

French Flute Favourites: Louisa Theart (flute) & Albert Combrink (piano)

Well-known Cape Town Flautist Louisa Theart – a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London –  and Pianist Albert Combrink, will present a recital of beautiful French Flute and Piano music at the Owl’s Club Dinner, to be held at Kelvin Grove, Cape Town on the evening of 19 November 2013. Louisa has won acclaim both nationally and internationally: she was winner of various competitions, including the ATKV Muziq Competition, and has performed under famous conductor Lorin Maazel and been taught by James Galway

The programme will include: Poulenc‘s Flute Sonata, works by Goddard and Fauré plus a few surprises to celebrate the end of year.

Louisa Theart (Flute)

Louisa Theart (Flute)

Kelvin Grove Club: 144 Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town

Date:               Tues 19 November 2013

Venue:          The Grill Room
Dress Code: Black Tie
Time:             18:15 for 18:45 (Dinner and Concert)

Cost:              R185 pp (Dinner and concert) R60 pp (Concert only)
Catering:      A two course set menu

Bookings:     Yvonne Meekin 021-855 0514 / 083 346 8394

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Louise Theart: Resumé


Louisa Theart holds a BMUS (distinctions in flute and chamber music) from UCT  having been placed on the Dean’s Merit List for academic excellence. She went on to graduate from the Royal College of Music in London with an MMUS in Performance in 2012. In South Africa Louisa has studied with Bridget Rennie- Salonen and her English teachers include Trevor Wye, Sue Thomas and Simon Channing. She has had success in numerous music competitions having been a finalist and prizewinner in the ABSA National Youth Music Competition, The National Ensemble Competition, The UNISA Gr.8 competition as well as the Schock Foundation Prize for Chamber Music at UCT . She has appeared as a soloist with the KZNPO as well as the UCTSO. She has acted as a principal flute of various youth orchestras including the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, the National Youth Wind Ensemble and the UCT Symphony Orchestra. Highlights at the RCM include performing in the RCM Symphony Orchestra  under Lorin Maazel as well as being selected to perform in a public masterclass for Sir James Galway. She also performed in a variety of graduate orchestras in London including the London Mahler Orchestra and the University of London Symphony orchestra. Upon her return to South Africa, Louisa won the woodwind category prize at the ATKV Muziq competition 2012 as well as the Desmond Wilson Memorial Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Baroque work during the 2013 UNISA National Competition for Winds. She appears as an ad hoc orchestral musician on a regular basis performing with the CPO and Camarata Tinta Barocca. She is also a member of the Appassionata Wind Quintet.

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Albert Combrink (piano)

Albert Combrink (piano)


Albert Combrink: Resumé

Albert, currently a freelance pianist, completed his MMUS in Piano Performance at Natal University under Isabella Stengel, as well as three UNISA Licentiates: Piano Performance, Piano Accompaniment and Teaching (Cum Laude). He took lessons from Bernd Goetzke in Hanover and Gerhard Oppitz in Munich. He made his concerto and recording debut with the NPO at 18. Since then he has performed regularly at major centres throughout the country, as soloist and accompanist, in both classical and popular music fields. He was finalist in the ATKV Music Competition and winner of the Young Natal Chamber Competition and UND Performer’s and Composer’s competitions after which he was commissioned to write to first Afrikaans Catholic Mass. He has extensive recording experience, including Hindemith’s Piano Concerto “Four Temperaments” with the NPO and David Tidboald, through radio and television broadcasts (including BBC World) to the recent CPO recordings of works by Hofmeyr, Barber and Schnittke. He was repetiteur for the UCT Opera School as well as Cape Town Opera, performing also as orchestral pianist and harpsichordist in operatic productions. His work with CT Tango Ensemble has featured in films such as “Tango Club” and “Visa/Vie” and has been nominated for a prestigious MTN SAMA AWARD (Best Instrumental Album). A highlight of his career was a tour of Germany which included performing at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in 2011. He has worked with directors such as Janice Honeyman, Jaco Bouwer and Marthinus Basson. He was vocal coach for the Portabello Copmany, whose production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” won a London Critics’ “Olivier Award” in 2008. He is co-author of 3 Arts & Culture Textbooks which have sold over 100 000 copies. He is much sought after as an accompanist and vocal coach, having worked international figures such as Neil Shicoff and Lesley Garrett on their South African tours. 2013 Sees the release of his solo classical CD “Campanella” featuring works of Chopin and Liszt.