Harpsichord Notes from Cape Town, South Africa

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 8:45pm
Dominic Daula, Harpsichordist

Aberfoyle Baroque was delighted to meet rising harpsichord star Dominic Daula during a recent visit to Cape Town, South Africa.  Dominic is a senior student at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, majoring in harpsichord performance, Chamber music, piano performance and Musicology.   Dominic will be an important contributor to our new Blog. 

Aberfoyle Baroque will feature Dominic's contributions on its Blog on “Harpsichord and Keyboard News from the Southern Hemisphere”, to be launched mid-February.  We hope this Blog will help strengthen ties with harpsichordists in Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America.  Aberfoyle Baroque also looks forward to featuring Dominic and other southern hemisphere harpsichordists at its events in the future.

About Dominic Daula:  Dominic is a devotee of both Baroque and contemporary music.  He is also a very fine harpsichordist!  He is already the recipient of numerous awards and has several publications to his name.  Dominic’s recent laurels include: receiving an award at South Africa’s prestigious chamber music competition sponsored by the Schock Foundation; publishing an article on Alan Bush in Cambridge University Press’ quarterly review of new music, TEMPO, last year; and presenting his research paper examining associations between John Ireland’s “Greenways” (1937) and Baroque dance suites at the Ninth Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research.  Dominic is also an inaugural member of the Collegium Musicum, an early music ensemble in Cape Town, with which he plays harpsichord.  Dominic also performs regularly with other early music ensembles.  Look out for Dominic’s contributions to our Blog!

Dominic Daula plays James May's Three Bagatelles