The Potch Trio
The Potch Trio has been in residence at North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, since 1986. They have performed a wide range of repertoire from the
eighteenth to the twentieth century, and have given the South African premieres of works by Pärt, Schoenfield, Babadjanian, Sviridov, Kupkovic, Vasks and Piazzolla, amongst others. Being much in demand all over South Africa, the trio regularly performs in the major centers, ranging from the Baxter Concert Hall in Cape Town to the Aardklop Arts Festival in Potchefstroom and the annual Chamber Music Fest in Bloemfontein. In 1999 they appeared at the seventh Palaces of St. Petersburg International Chamber Music Festival in Russia, as well as at the Academy of Arts in Moscow. All three members of the Potch Trio are well-known soloists in their own right, maintaining active performing careers, as well as being educators.