Drozdoff Society presents Megan-Geoffrey Prins, pianist “Forgotten Figures”
Thursday, Jan 11 | 7:30 PM
Award-winning South African concert pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins is a doctoral candidate at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, where he already earned his Masters with Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
Megan will present an exciting all-Russian composers program including the Transcendental Etudes of Lyapunov and works by Liadov and Drozdoff.
Join us for this amazing and eclectic program. You don’t want to miss this.
About Megan-Geoffrey Prins:
Megan-Geoffrey Prins, from Riversdale, South Africa, is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He recently completed the Master of Music program as a piano student of Antonio Pompa-Baldi at the same institution. Praised for his technical prowess, imaginative interpretation, and keen sensitivity, Prins has received numerous awards from competitions in South Africa and abroad, including first prizes at the UNISA 120th Anniversary Competition, the inaugural Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Competition, the 5th UNISA National Piano Competition, and the 2016 Muziq Instrumental Competition. This summer, Mr. Prins won the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition.
Prins made his concerto debut at the age of 11. By the age of 14, he had performed concerti with all the major orchestras in South Africa including the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, Prins has traveled to South Africa, the USA, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Mozambique for solo performances. Prins is an active chamber musician. He frequently collaborates with artists in the CIM community and for the Stars in the Classics concert series in Cleveland, OH. While studying in the USA, Prins returns to South Africa annually for concert performances, teaching engagements, and community outreach.
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