Concerts – Old Nectar Gardens



Old Nectar Concerts bring you curated Classical Music concerts at Old Nectar’s historic wine cellar in the Jonkershoek Valley. Seating 50 audience members, we offer an intimate concert experience with top local and international artists. We also provide a performance platform to talented young students and upcoming South African musicians.

All concerts last approximately 2 hours.

Tickets are available from Quicket and proceeds from all ticket sales go towards Animal Welfare Society Stellenbosch. Tickets include wine and finger food at interval. Student and scholar tickets are available at the door.

Visitors are encouraged to park cars at the entrance to Old Nectar and walk up the drive to get a feel for the beautiful environment surrounding Old Nectar. We invite you to come early or stay after the concert to enjoy the tranquility of the Old Nectar gardens.

Fiona Grayer - Concert Curator
082 539 6025
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21 April 2024, 4pm - Piano Recital - Luis Magalhães presents 'Harmony in Contrast: A Musical Odyssey'

Old Nectar Concerts welcomes pianist Luis Magalhães for a solo piano recital with the programme entitled ‘Harmony in Contrast: A Musical Odyssey’ at Old Nectar gardens historic wine cellar in Jonkershoek.

Luis writes: “In this recital, we embark on a captivating journey through the musical landscapes of Mozart, Debussy, Brahms and Prokofiev. Harmony in Contrast: A Musical Odyssey invites you to experience the interconnectedness of these masterworks, revealing the profound beauty that emerges when seemingly disparate musical voices converge.”

Luis Magalhães has achieved critical acclaim as a solo recitalist, concert pianist, teacher and chamber musician. Born in Portugal and currently residing in Stellenbosch, Luis’s career as a pianist displays the cosmopolitanism typical of successful 21st century musicianship. Luis has played extensively across Europe with engagements in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, his native Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, amongst others. Beyond Europe, he has appeared on stages in Brazil, China, Japan, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and the United States.

Most recently (2022 & 2023), Luis was invited to be Artist in Residence at the Theatro Circo in Portugal and has performed numerous solo concerts and chamber music collaborations with international musicians. Luis is an Associate Professor in Piano at Stellenbosch University and has also given extensive masterclass including lessons at New York’s fabled Juilliard School and numerous universities across Europe, Asia and the United States. He has also served in the jury of many competitions including the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians (2012). Luis is a Yamaha International Artist.

Join us for this concert on Sunday 21 April 2024 at 4pm. Tickets from Quicket are R200 per person and include selected wines from Banhoek’s renowned Oldenburg Wine Estate and finger food at interval. Student / learner tickets are offered at R50 per concert. Guests are invited to come early or stay after the concert to enjoy the tranquility of the Old Nectar gardens.


MOZART Fantasie in C minor, K. 475
DEBUSSY Preludes selection
(… Brouillards)
(… Minstrels)
(…Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses)
(…”General Lavine” - excentric)
(…Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest)

BRAHMS Klavierstücke Op. 119

PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82