Brandenberg string trioplays at Endler Hall

Members of the Brandenberg String Trio, violist Ernst-Martin Schmidt, violinist Avigail Bushakevittz, and cellist Andrea Casarrubios, will be playing at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch on Sunday April 23.

The Endler Concert Series presents the Brandenburg String Trio on Sunday April 23, at 4.30pm, in the Endler Hall, corner Victoria and Neethling streets, Stellenbosch.

Founded in 2014, the Brandenburg String Trio comprises South African violinist Avigail Bushakevitz, German violist Ernst-Martin Schmidt and Spanish cellist Andrea Casarrubios.

No stranger to South African audiences, violinist Avigail has performed as soloist with all the major orchestras in the country.

She has won multiple national and international competitions, including first prizes at the UNISA National Strings Competition and the UNO Competition in Jerusalem.

In 2016, Avigail was named South African young artist of the year.

Violist Ernst-Martin was born in East Berlin where he first studied violin at the CPE Bach specialist music school. He completed his Bachelors and Master’s degrees at the Musik Hochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

During his final two years of study, he played in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2005, he joined the violas of the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin.

Cellist Andrea studied at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and at the University of Southern California.

After completing her master’s degree, she went on to work with Ensemble ACJW at Carnegie Hall in New York.

She has won many awards and is a first prize winner of the 2012 American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition and the 2009 SOR Solo String Concerto Competition.

The programme includes works by Purcell, Schubert, Françaix, Klein and Mozart.

Tickets cost R140 and R100 for students and pensioners, and are available through Computicket and at the door.

For more information, contact Fiona Grayer at or 021 808 2358.