Kevin Topkin

Kevin Topkin was born in Gqeberha (formally Port Elizabeth) and started piano lessons from a young age, matriculating from Alexander Road High School in 2012. In 2018 he completed his BMus degree at Stellenbosch University, specializing in solo piano performance under Professor Nina Schumann.

During his studies Kevin participated in numerous festivals and symposia including the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival, Stellenbosch International Piano Symposium, SU/UCT Piano Exchange as well as the Youth Concerto Festival (Stellenbosch University). Kevin was also an official student accompanist at the music department, accompanying fellow students for performances and examinations.

Apart from being at Beau Soleil Music Centre in a part-time capacity, Kevin also teaches at Wynberg Girls’ High School in a full-time role. He is a passionate performer and educator, and believes that music should be used for the enhancement of one’s life.