Nina Fourie-Gouws

Concert Diary

2020

Landscapes for Guitar at 2020 Woordfees

 

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Concert guitarist and University of Stellenbosch guitar lecturer Nina Fourie-Gouws, and award winning animator and motion design artist Gerard Seymour join forces to debut a unique multi-disciplinary production that juxtaposes striking and virtuosic compositions for classical guitar with dramatic animated works of art. This exciting production sets programme music, evocative of awe inspiring landscapes, to a backdrop of animated works of art, exploring the connection between music and art, the physical, mental and metaphysical. Audience members will be transported across three millennia on a musical journey across South America, Spain and Turkey, from pastoral landscapes and bustling streets, to majestic cathedrals and haunted houses. Guest artists include acclaimed Flamenco dancer and choreographer Che Adams, artistic director of Tierra Flamenca Dance Company and the Stellenbosch Konservatorium Guitar Quartet (with Brent January, Damian Christians and Marius Otto).


Shoes & Strings! at George Music Society

17 April 2020 19:00

georgemusicsociety@gmail.com        www.georgemusicsociety.co.za

Following the runaway success of LA FEMME, classical guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws and Flamenco dance sensation Tanya Diamond have joined forces again to create a new musical-movement inspired production, Shoes & Strings! Connoisseurs as well as novice audience members will be transported across three millennia on a journey from majestic cathedrals, pastoral landscapes to the bustling night clubs and cafes of South America and Spain. With multiple sold-out performances and standing ovations at Woordfees 2019, Classics for AllFestival and Klein Karoo Klassique, this formidable duo breaks down the boundaries between the melodious, virtuosic and structured world of classical guitar and the expressive, explosive and highly improvisational nature of flamenco dancing. Guest artists include Ania Adamiak (viola, jaleos and palmas) and Rae-Dawn Sandilands (bailaora, cajon and castanets).This unique multi-disciplinary production reaches out to a wide range of audience members from different age groups and cultural backgrounds by juxtaposing beautiful and complex melodies with exciting virtuosic technical displays while providing a visual feast for the eyes through contemporary Flamenco dance.


Previous concerts

2019

La Femme! at the National Day of Spain

Presented by UCT and the Embassy of Spain

27 September 2019, 13:00

Free entrance

Molly Blackburn Hall, University of Cape Town


La Femme! at Pierneef Theater Pretoria

  • 31 August 19:00
  • 1 September 15:00

Tickets:  (012) 329-0709
info@pierneefteater.co.za        www.pierneefteater.co.za

c/o Mogg + Pierneef, Villieria


La Femme! at Klein Karoo Klassique

With Tanya Diamond (dance & choreography) and Nina Fourie-Gouws (guitar)

This visually and auditory captivating award-winning production combines the passion, fire and intensity of authentic contemporary Flamenco dance with the rich, complex and sensuous sounds of classical guitar. Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Tanya Diamond, and concert guitarist and Stellenbosch Conservatorium lecturer, Nina Fourie-Gouws, combine artistic forces in LA FEMME!. The programme includes works by Albéniz, Brouwer, Barrios, Domeniconi, Ibert, Tárrega and Vivaldi. Traditional Spanish accompaniment, including castanets, cajon and palmas, will be provided by members of the SoloFLAMENCO dance studio.

Met Tanya Diamond (dans & choreografie) en Nina Fourie-Gouws (kitaar)

Die bekroonde LA FEMME! is ’n visueel- en ouditief- betowerende produksie. Die passie, geesdrif en intensiteit van outentieke, kontemporêre Flamenco-dans word gekombineer met die warm, komplekse, sensuele klanke van klassieke kitaar. Internasionaal-bekroonde danser en choreograaf, Tanya Diamond, en konsert-kitaarspeler en lektor aan die Stellenbosch Konservatorium, Nina Fourie-Gouws, span artistieke kragte saam, met werke van Albéniz, Brouwer, Barrios, Domeniconi, Ibert, Tárrega en Vivaldi. Lede van die SoloFLAMENCO dansstudio bied tradisionele Spaanse begeleiding, met onder andere kastanjette, klapkassies en palmas.

Computicket R130 (R140 at the door) | NG Moederkerk | 60 min 
Thursday, 8 August 18:30

 


La Femme! at Classics for All Festival

Saturday 25 May 2019, 12:00 – Moravian Church, Greyton

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LA FEMME! at Woordfees 2019

      • Wednesday 6 March 2019, 20:30 – kykNET Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch
        Saturday 9 March 2019, 13:00 – kykNET Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch
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2016 – 2017

Art of Guitar Concert Series

Art of Guitar 2015

Nina Fourie-Gouws will be performing a concert on 30 September 2015 for the Art of Guitar Concert Series. The program includes solo works by Bach, Koshkin, Barrios, Giuliani and Domeniconi.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of a work for 2 guitars, 2 harps and percussion by the young and upcoming South African composer, Roché van Tiddens. Joining Nina on stage: Inge Wessels (SU harp lecturer) and Lucinda Watts on harp, and Roche van Tiddens on guitar.

Date: 30 Sept

Time: 19h30

Admission: R150 (Pensioners R100)

The Alphen Center, Constantia Main Road, Cape Town, South Africa

Ticket reservations: Computicket

Whale Fringe Festival

Whale fringe Festival

Come join Classical Guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws and the Hermanus Pro Musica Choir in a Sunday Classical Collaboration at St Peter’s Church on the 4th of October at 15:30. Tickets at 082 876 6190.

Sunday 4 October, 15h30

St Peter’s Church, Main rd, Hermanus

Enquiries & tickets: 082 876 6190

Stellenbosch Konservatorium Guitar Festival

SGF

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