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Hofmeyr brings skill and warmth to Britten´s music

‘In her deeply felt interpretation of the work on Wednesday with Bernhard Gueller, ever-alert conductor/accompanist, Zanta Hofmeyr fully mastered the contour and shape of Britten’s thoughts in this discursive yet often passionately concentrated work. She brought skill, commitment, sensitivity and warmth to it.

Although Hofmeyr´s vibrato was perhaps too over-expressive in the opening pages of the first movement, her playing evinced a beguiling lyric beauty. Her characterful advocacy of the work, the broad expressive sweep in her playing and the clarity in which she emphasised the thematic relationships in the work, bound everything together convincingly.

The cadenza, bridging the second and third movements, was played with an intense, brooding and at times painful melancholy. ’ - Pretoria News, SA

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