Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen

(South Africa/US)

Kathleen Tagg and Andre Petersen by Colette Y. Benjamin
  • artist:Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 19 Daytime Showcase
  • date:17 May 2019
  • time:12:00 - 12:30
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:Eduard Flipse Zaal (first floor), de Doelen
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


The Kathleen Tagg / Andre Petersen piano duo brings together two of South Africa's most celebrated pianists: one eclectic-experimental classical and one jazz artist, in a unique and highly personal collaboration.

Drawing from the rich sonic tapestries of classical music, nuances of South African jazz and traditional musics from sub-Saharan Africa, this duo explodes the concept of what two pianos can sound like: a bass guitar, goema drum, marimba and uhadi–plus mixing fully composed scores with improvisation in a bold, vital and highly entertaining mix with performances of original compositions and works by iconic South African jazz composers such as Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku and Moses Molelekwa.

Tagg and Petersen explore diverse realms of possibilities within the sound world of the piano and their musical offerings pay tribute to the poignant legacy of people who have inspired their world-view and music making.

Kathleen Tagg, piano
Andre Petersen, piano


Bheki Mseleku

Abdullah Ibrahim / Andre Petersen
African Dawn / Cape Doctor

Kathleen Tagg
Second Time Around

Moses Molelekwa

Andre Petersen
Time Watchers

Kathleen Tagg