PLF Signature Fund
Collaboration and partnership are at the heart of the Philip Loubser Foundation.
Collaboration and partnership are at the heart of the Philip Loubser Foundation. In 2020 we launched the PLF Signature Fund for specific projects to enable PLF Fellows to further fulfil their professional and creative potential.
The Fund is only available to PLF Fellows after completion of their tenure at their relevant institutions.
Complete Prokofiev Sonata Recording
Dinara Klinton was the first PLF Fellow to benefit from the PLF Signature Fund. Over three recording periods Dinara recorded the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas in Schiedam, Netherlands for the Piano Classics label. The recording will be released in early 2021.
Dinara Klinton writes – Prokofiev’s music is extremely visual. It is physically communicative. Sometimes, playing it, I feel like a ballet dancer sensing the music through motion and vibration. In later life Prokofiev took this still further. Not only can we visualise objects, we can also feel the material that they’re made of, the structure, the consistency of the fabric. His distinctively ‘orchestrated; writing for the instrument creates a particular challenge for a performer, different weightings, voicings and colours demanding different soundscapes.
Pianist - Dinara Klinton
Alexander Ullman Liszt Piano Concerti and B minor Sonata Recording
In September 2020 Alexander Ullman recorded Franz Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor with acclaimed Producer Andrew Keener for the first part of his PLF Signature Fund Project. And in September 2021 Alexander records both Liszt Piano Concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andrew Litten for Rubicon Classics.
Alexander won the prestigious Liszt piano competition in Utrecht, Netherlands in 2017 and since Alexander has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Budapest Radio Orchestra and Korean Symphony Orchestra.