Trio Esperanza – Hummel, Gaubert, Hofmeyr, Tann, Kapustin

October 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Theatre
c/o 13th Street & Thomas Edison
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TRIO Esperanza
Monday 2 October 17:00


Stoltz/Burdukova/Wisniewski Trio Esperanza is a combination of award winning and critically acclaimed musicians that have been successfully performing together and separately, around the country and abroad.







Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Op. 78, Trio for Piano, Flute, and Violoncello ( Adagio, Variations and Rondo) in A major

Philippe Gaubert : Three watercolours

–       On a clear morning
–       Serenade
–       Autumn Evening

Hendrik Hofmeyr : Notturno Elegiaco

Hilary Tann: Gardens of Anna Maria Luise de’Medici

–  ‘nur um etas Schoenes zu sehen’
–  ‘Narren hasten, Kluge warten, Weise gehen in den Garten’
–  ‘Villa la Quieta’

Nikolai Kapustin – Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, Op 86

Some of the venues the Trio was invited to performed recitals for:

•UNISA Concert Series in Pretoria
•Promusica Theatre in Roodepoort
•UJ Concert Series in Johannesburg
•Aardklop National Arts Festival
•Nederburg Concert Series
•Darling Music Experience

Ticket sales:

Monday 2 October 17:00

Block A (Adult) – R140 Block B (Adult) – R120
Block A (Senior) – R120 Block B (Senior)- R100
Block A (Student) – R90 Block B (Student) – R90


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LIESL STOLTZ – FLUTE                             

Liesl studied the flute since 1989 with Eva Tamassy at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. In 1993, at the age of 16, she won a scholarship to attend an orchestral course in then USA where she was selected principal flute of the International Youth Wind Orchestra and received a special award for excellence in performance and leadership. In 1995, she was offered a scholarship to study at the Ecole Normale de Musique: Alfred Cortot in Paris, France. She holds a Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste in flute and in chamber music (a l’unanimité). Liesl studied with Peter-Lukas Graf from 1999-2001 at the ‘Academia Internazionale di Musica Lorenzo Perosi in Biella, Italy and obtained the Concert Diploma with Distinction in November 2001. In June 2003 she obtained the degree MMus with distinction from the University of Cape Town.

Since 1993 she has won various bursaries and competitions, including the National Youth Music (Woodwinds), the French Huguenot, the ATKV-FORTE (in ’97 as Winner, Woodwinds and in ’99 as Overall Winner), the Oude Meester Music Prize, the Concours European de Musique. She received second prize in the SAMRO Music Prize competition (2000) in South Africa and in the ‘Jeunesses Musicales International’ in Bucharest, Romania. She was a semi-finalist in the 2003 Budapest International Flute Competition and Finalist in the 2005 Leonardo de Lorenzo Flute Competition in Italy. In November 2007 she was third prize recipient of the 12th Timisoara International Flute Competition in Romania and 1st prize winner (and winner of the prize for the best interpretation of a work by Kuhlau) of the 12th Frederich Kuhlau International Flute Competition in Germany.

Liesl has performed as soloist with the Cape Town- and Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestras’ the UCT String Ensemble, The Camerata Tinta Barocca, the Free State Symphony Orchestra, the JPO and the Odeion Simfonia. She has been heard on SABC, FineMusic Radio, SAfm, RSG, Radio France and the Romanian Radio.

At present she is active as chamber musician and is a part-time lecturer in flute at the SA College of Music, University of Cape Town.

POLINA BURDUKOVA – CELLO                 

Russian born, Polina started her education in the prestigious Gnessin’s music school in Moscow. On immigrating to South Africa with her family in 1991, she continued to study cello under Ms Marian Lewin at Pro-Arte. During that time she went onto winning ATKV-Prelude and Trustbank National Youth competitions as well as participating in Concerto Festivals and performing with major orchestras around the country.

Polina continued her music education in Ghent (Belgium) and Moscow (Russia). She has also had master classes with Alexander Ivashkin, Suren Bagratuni, Maria Kliegel and Gary Hoffman.

Upon her return to SA, Polina has continued to participate in competitions and won ATKV-Forte’s string section twice. She was chosen to participate, as one of the soloists, in Young Masters Concert Series with Cape Philharmonic in 2002. In June 2004 Polina was invited to play in Rome Festival Orchestra at the Rome Festival in Italy. She was a recipient of SAMRO/SENA Awards in 2004 and 2008.

Polina was a member of State Theatre Orchestra of Pretoria, during which time she was also a member of Cellisimo ensemble. From 2001, she held the position of Co-Principal Cello of Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town.

Polina has moved back to Pretoria in 2005 and been enjoying a successful solo career – she has performed with number of South African orchestras, including Johannesburg Philharmonic. As well as a diverse chamber music career – she is a founding member of Sempre Viva Trio, Trio Esperanza and Due Cellisti ensemble.

Polina plays on the cello made by internationally acclaimed maker – Dawne Haddad.


Born in Republic of South Africa Kerryn Wisniewski started piano and cello lessons at the age of 5. She studied piano under Sophia Moshevich and Prof. J Stanford and cello under Marian Lewin and the late Prof. V.d.Geest.

In 2003 Kerryn performed a concerto together with Aviram Reichert with the JMI orchestra. And in both 2002/2003 she participated in master classes given by Prof. Banowitz, Prof. Wodnicki & Prof. Kadlubiski in Prague.


In 1997 Kerryn was the winner of the UNISA Overseas Music Scholarship. From 1995-1998 she was the winner of the Pretorium Trust Bursary. Kerryn won 2nd prize in the Concours Panafricain de Musique et des Arts and was the overall winner of the Unisa South African Music Scholarship in 1993. Kerryn also won the Trust Bank Youth Music Competition in 1992.


Apart from having appeared in numerous lunch-hour concerts as soloist and chamber musician (piano and cello), she has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, CAPAB, JFO,JMI and the Roodepoort orchestra and was the first soloist to be invited to perform a piano concerto with the TED Youth Orchestra in 1994.


Kerryn has also made numerous broadcasts for the SABC Radio and recorded Chris Lambrecht’s piano pieces for Radio Allegro. Kerryn participated in master classes given by Aquiles Delle-Vigne at the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg and the Music Festival in Flaine, France, in 1994.She has attended master classes with musicians such as Andrzej Jasinski, Vladimir Viardo, Halina Czerny-Stefanska, Arie Vardi, Pavel Gililov, Oksana Yablonskaya, Konstantin Ganev and Heidi Litschauer.

Kerryn was an ad hoc member of NAPOP and other orchestras. She is an accomplished chamber musician and in 2007 and 2008 has received KANNA Award Nominations.