Hosted by the Department of Music and Musicology of Rhodes University, the 14th National Makhanda Music Competition was held on 23 – 25 June.
After a two year break due to the COVID pandemic, contestants from as far as Johannesburg travelled to Makhanda to compete. As always, the competition offered the audience with an array of interesting music, performed on a variety of instruments.
Tristan Ssekimpi on Clarinet performed confidently and went through to the semi-final round in the Senior School section. Kumkani Kabane on the Euphonium went through to the final round and achieved third place in the Senior Section as well as a certificate for best performance by a local participant.
Congratulations to both Tristan and Kumkani with the excellent achievements.