Plett Music Academy invites you to enjoy a spectacular evening of music with Dr Brad Liebl and Sylvia Schulman
Brad Liebl (summa cum laude from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) is an Associate Professor of Classical Voice and was Co-ordinator of that division at UCT from 1998 to 2003. In his 20+ years in South Africa, he has become well-known as an interpreter of operatic leading roles, Lieder and Oratorio.
In these capacities, he has graced the stages of Artscape (CAPAB), City Hall, the Baxter, Stellenbosch, Feather Market Square, Johannesburg Civic, Grahamstown, Bloemfontein, the Little Karoo and the Northwestern Province. In Germany he has sung operetta and Lieder, and in the USA he continues to guest as a principal performer in oratorio and opera. In 2003, Dr. Liebl received a Distinguished Teacher Award from the University of Cape Town.(one of only four, university-wide for the year!)
Sylvia Schulman who received her secondary and tertiary education in Cape Town spent 15 years in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and 15 years in the UK, mainly in Cambridge and Bedfordshire, during which she played all over the U.K. as soloist, accompanist and chamber music player, appearing at such events as the Cambridge Festival and the Harewood House Concert Series.
She gave concerts in London and broadcast for the BBC – she has also accompanied many international artists whilst overseas. In this country she appeared frequently with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra as soloist, gave solo, chamber music and broadcast recitals with leading South African instrumentalists and singers, toured and worked extensively for CAPAB.
She has been living in Swellendam since November 2006 where she offers piano lessons, has been involved in Swellendam High School events including a Master Class, and has performed between 20 and 30 times in the area during this time.