People of Note

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PROUDLY SPONSORED BY PIETER TOERIEN PRODUCTIONS. People of Note is broadcast on Sunday evening at 6 pm on Fine Music Radio with a repeat on Thusday afternoon at 1 pm, presented by Rodney Trudgeon.

Says Rodney: “There are a number of fascinating people who pass through Cape Town and I’ve always felt there to be a need for a programme that allows an in-depth discussion with these personalities. Whether their fields are music, literature, theatre, dance, opera or even politics and economics, we’ll invite them into the studio to talk about their lives, inspirations and role models, among other things.
“Rather like the famous BBC programme, Desert Island Discs, I’ll ask my guests to bring with them their six or seven favourite pieces of music to share with us.”

Among the long list of guests on the programme so far have been people such as Rhoda Kadalie, Lord Robin Renwick, Petronel Malan, Pieter Dirk Uys, Ruby Wax, Jonathan Roxmouth, Imam Rashied Omar and many more.

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People of Note - Anthony Marwood

This week’s edition of People of Note is a repeat of a programme that was broadcast a couple of years ago when the distinguished British violinist Anthony Marwood was visiting Cape Town on holiday. Now, Anthony is back in town, this time to give a recital for the Cape Town Concert series at the Baxter on Saturday 16th of November. Anthony Marwood has had a long successful career as a solo violinist as well as the first violin of the Florestan Trion and has recorded extensively for the Hyperion label.

People of Note - Pieter Schoeman

Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is the distinguished South African violinist Pieter Schoeman who is currently the concert master of the London Philharmonic. He has performed as a soloist and recitalist in Amsterdam, Moscow, Berlin, Los Angeles and St Petersburg and his many recordings with the LPO include leading the orchestra in the recordings of the soundtrack to the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Pieter is also Professor of Violin at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and dance in London.

People of Note - Robin Emsley

Rodney Trudgeon inviting you to this week’s edition of people of note where I spoke to Robin Emsley, a man who is an internationally famous and respected psychiatrist and who is also Professor of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University. But we spoke about a book he has written which, when I first saw it, I though was yet another recipe book. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It’s called “Snoek on the Couch” and is a completely fascinating book about snoek, the people of the West Coast, language, an albino bulbul, mental health and the meaning of life. In fact, when I’d finished reading it I felt I knew myself better and quite a lot more about life!

People of Note - Night At The Musicals

Rodney Trudgeon will have two guests in the People of Note studio this week. Jonny Woo and Le Gateau Chocolat are internationally famous drag artists who, apart from their hectic schedules in London and elsewhere in Clubs and cabaret shows, have put together a collection of favourite songs from the shows called “Night At The Musicals”. They both come from quite different backgrounds and in fact the one called Le Gateau Chocolat is a sometime opera singer and has just appeared in Tannhauser at the Bayreuth Festival

People of Note - Christoph Franke

This week’s edition of People of Note was recorded in the main control room of the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall at the Philharmonie in Berlin. This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Digital Concert Hall and their subscriptions come in from all over the world enabling people to enjoy live concerts, recorded concerts, interviews, documentaries and feature films. When I was in Berlin recently I managed to visit the impressive control room and talk to the principal sound engineer, Christoph Franke, about the project.

People of Note - Lizette Chirrime

Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is the Mozambican born, Cape Town based artist LIZETTE CHIRRIME whose works are held in a number of collections throughout South Africa, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Her pieces mostly take the form of detailed fabric collages which reflect her sometimes tumultuous life’s journey. Lizette describes her work as a source of healing and a means to foster connection and inspire change. In short, turning tumult into tapestries.

People of Note - Alexander Shelly

A recent visitor to Cape Town was the English conductor Alexander Shelley who was in town to conduct a concert with the visiting German National Youth Orchestra. Alexander is the son of eminent pianist Howard Shelley and is currently music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa as well as Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic in London. He was the unanimous winner of the 2005 Leeds Conductors Competiton and he has been described as the most exciting and gifted young conductor to have taken this highly prestigious award with his immaculate technique and inborn musicality

People of Note - Andrew Pike

In August 1991, excited holiday-makers boarded the Oceanos at East London for what was meant to be a trip of a lifetime. Despite treacherous weather, rogue waves and hurricane force winds, the captain decided to set sail and this led to one of the biggest air rescue operations ever as the ship started to sink with 220 passengers on board. A new book called Against All Odds has been published by Jonathan Ball. It was written by ANDREW PIKE, one of the most senior maritime lawyers in South Africa.

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