Unisa Music Foundation

About Unisa Music Foundation


The Unisa Music Foundation presents regular concerts featuring excellent local and international musicians. The focus is on classical and jazz events with the occasional traditional music, Latin or crossover concerts.

Music competitions

The first international piano competition was presented in 1982. Since then the Unisa Music Foundation has built a reputation for hosting competitions comparable with the best in the world.  In 2015 a jazz category was added running parallel to the classical category during the Unisa National Piano Competition. The two categories were again presented during the 13th Unisa International Piano Competition in 2016 and was a resounding success.

Community engagement

In addition to the abovementioned activities, the Music Foundation is also engaged in upliftment programmes such as the loan of instruments, payment of music examination fees, financial contribution to music competition expenses and sponsoring music tuition fees. An annual youth music festival is also presented where the learners in these programmes perform for a distinguished panel of adjudicators and can even win prizes...

Appeal for donations

Help us to extend our outreach programmes of assisting gifted music pupils by contributing to our "Fund for young musicians". Any financial contribution will be applied to give our young musicians opportunities to develop and practise their art. Your help will, in fact, promote the most important reconstruction programme imaginable, namely a cultural and spiritual reconstruction. As Leonard Bernstein put it so aptly:

"It is the artists of the world, the feelers and the thinkers, who will ultimately save us, who can articulate, educate, defy, insist, sing and shout the big dreams ..."

Send contributions to The UNISA Music Foundation, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria 0003.
DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE! Thank you for your support.

Staff members

Kgomotso Boshielo (PA/Office Admin), Prof Karéndra Devroop (Director), Linda Petrick (Community Music Development) and Alet Venter (Music Events Administrator)

Last modified: 2023/08/07