Ammiel Bushakevitz

Ammiel Bushakevitz10 September – 1 p.m. – at the WALL

…was born in Jerusalem in 1986 and began playing piano aged four. He is currently completing an MMus degree under Prof. J. Stanford and Prof. H.H. van der Mescht at the University of Pretoria. He has won numerous national piano competitions, has been broadcast on national radio and has appeared on television shows such as the SABC’s Morning Live and KykNet’s Overture. He has performed as soloist with all professional orchestras in South Africa, including the Cape Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa.  Numerous awards and bursaries include the DAAD International Scholarship for Artists, the FAK/Bill Venter Award for Study Abroad and the Unisa Overseas Music Scholarship for Performers. Ammiel will be studying under Prof. Phillip Moll at the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig from September 2009.

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