Isaac van der Merwe
Beau Soleil’s Matric Performers Competition winner of 2021, Isaac van der Merwe (cello), also distinguished himself with several notable achievements as pianist recently. In the Pieter Kooij Competition, Isaac was awarded the overall first place as well as prizes for Best Pianist and Best Performance of a Romantic Work. He also won the Senior Piano category in the Johann Vos competition and was chosen to perform as a soloist in the Hugo Lambrechts Concerto Festival, where he performed the first movement of the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2. Isaac studies piano privately with Albie van Schalkwyk.