Hat trick for music duo

29 September 2003

Piano duo Cara Hesse and Laura Pauna have won the ATKV-Musiq Chamber music prize for the third time in a row.

The two, who are currently studying in the BMus programme at UCT's South African College of Music, have been a team for close to four years, a partnership that has proven to be highly successful.

"I am very satisfied with what we have achieved so far," Hesse said.

Hesse and Pauna have also been chosen as one of the 12 teams from across the world to compete in this year's Murray Dranoff International two piano competition final. This prestigious competition is to be held in December, and the two are due in Stuttgart at the end of the month for the semi-finals.

With the hope of furthering their artistic education at a prominent institute such as the Julliard School in New York, they would like to meet, and possibly work with, the most famous personalities in the world of classical music.

"In the end, it is all about the music. We strive to draw our audiences into a world of colour, sound imagery and spirituality," said Hesse.

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