Potch Trio

The Potch Trio is widely acknowledged as one of the top ensembles of its kind in South Africa. Formed in 1986 by Piet Koornhof, Albie van Schalkwyk and Human Coetzee, the trio has performed across South Africa, toured Russia, and recorded for Delos.

While the string players have remained constant in the 30 years of its existence, the piano position has been occupied in turn by Albie van Schalkwyk, Francois du Toit, Bernarda Vorster, and now Tinus Botha.

The trio’s performances have mostly been a tantalizing mix of the standard repertoire and neglected masterpieces, including several South African premières. They have also commissioned works from South African composers Hendrik Hofmeyr and Hans Roosenschoon.

In addition to their annual concerts on campus, the Potch Trio has performed at the Aardklop Arts Festival, and was a regular feature for more than a decade at the annual national chamber music festival in Bloemfontein.

For further information about the Potch Trio at the School of Music, please contact Prof Piet Koornhof.

 

Repertoire:

Arensky

Babadjanian

Beethoven: Tripple Concerto

Beethoven: E-flat maj, Wo038

Beethoven: Op. 1 no. 3, c min

Beethoven: Op. 70 no. 1, D maj "ghost"

Beethoven: Op. l no. 1, E-flat maj

Beethoven: Op. l no. 2, G maj

Bloch: 3 Nocturnes

Bolcom: Spring Trio

Bolling: Veloce

Bolling: Sentimentale

Brahms: Op. 8, B maj

Brahms: Op. 87, C maj

Brahms: Op. 101, c min

Casella: sonata a tre

Chebodarian

D'Rivera: Danzon

Debussy

Dvorak: g min, Op. 26

Dvorak: f min, Op. 65

Francaix

Haydn: G maj "Gypsy"

Haydn: C maj (HXV: 27)

Hofmeyr

Juon: Trio-Miniaturen

Klatzow: Etudes

Kupkovic: nr 1

Martinu: trio in d min

Mendelssohn: Op. 49

Mendelssohn: Op. 63

Mozart: C maj, K 548

Mozart: E maj, K 542

Mozart: G maj, K 564

Pärt: Mozart-Adagio

Piazzolla: 4 seasons

Piazzolla: Oblivion

Piazzolla: Milonga en re

Piazzolla: Revolucionario

Ravel

Schoenfield: Cafe Music

Schubert: B-flat maj, Op. 99

Schubert: E-flat maj, Op. 100

Schumann, Robert: nr 2 Op. 80

Schumann, Clara

Shostakovich: no. 2 Op. 67

Suk

Sviridov

Tchaikovsky

Tchebodarian

Tansman: nr. 2

Turina: no. 2 Op. 76

Ungar-Wilson: Ashokan Farewell

Utterback: Jazz trio

Vasks: Episodi e canto perpetuo

Wilson: Hiccup de Tango

Wilson: Paint it Black

Wilson: Pink Panther Variations