Kids Talent Festival is a one of a kind talent competition in South Africa that offers some of the biggest prizes to be won in a competition environment. Each category winner will receive a cash prize of R30 000 as well as Masterclasses by some of the finest International and South-African artists, some with industry experience of over 30 years.
We are extremely honoured to have Lizz Meiring, Jannie du Toit, Ignatius van Heerden, Mario Nell, Berthine van Schoor and the very accomplished International concert pianist Congyu Wang from Singapore on our Judging and Masterclass panel.
All auditions, Semi Finals and the Grand Finale will be a great learning experience for every contestant. Exposure to the absolute professional environment of real-life artists, qualified, experienced judges and performance set-up will prove to be an exciting experience for all.
The overall winner will get to perform at the Wêlakapêla Kids Festival 2020 and will be dressed by one of South Africa’s top fashion designers, Thomas Thomson.
The following categories will form part of the 2019 Kids Talent Festival:
Hailed as a “complete musician – a sensitive artist and an extremely talented young pianist”, Congyu Wang is an internationally renowned soloist who has garnered acclaim as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. Born in Singapore, Congyu Wang started playing...Read more
Acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading musicians and teachers, Mario Nell is a senior lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. He studied at the Universities of Port Elizabeth and Stellenbosch before he completed his master’s degree in performance at...Read more
Berthine van Schoor is one of South Africa’s finest cellists and is well known for her warm, burnished sound and versatility. She started cello lessons at age 6 with the legendary Betty Pack and studied with Magdalena Roux at the...Read more
From Lady Macbeth to a Pop-up Toaster, Lizz Meiring has played everything! Lizz has received 19 awards as an actress, director, writer, for her service to the arts and a lifetime achievement award. She has also been nominated for a...Read more
After completing his studies in law and language studies, Jannie Du Toit started a career in music. He writes his own songs and debuted with his solo album “’n Liedjie vir jou” in 1981. This is followed by a series...Read more
Ignatius van Heerden, brought up in the town of Ohrigstad, displays his extensive dance training skills in the styles of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. He successfully obtained several awards and nominations over the last decade, some of which including...Read more
All competitors will receive participation certificates.
Valuable feedback from Judges and Masterclass panel.
Entry to the following year’s competition to the winners in each category will be free.
The award of prizes by independent adjudicators is not obligatory if the standard of the performance does not warrant it.
Prizes are for overall categories – Dance, Vocal, Drama, Classical and Crossover/Light Instrumental each
A two-day Masterclass to the value of R30 000.
The overall winner will get to perform at the Wêlakapêla Kids Festival 2020 and will be dressed by one of South Africa`s top fashion designers, Thomas Thomson.
Second place Prizes are for overall categories – Dance, Vocal, Drama, Classical and Crossover/Light Instrumental each
Winner for Age section 1
R 1 000,00
Winner for Age section 2
R 1 500,00
Winner for Age section 3
R 1 800,00
Winner for Age section 4
R 2 000,00
Winner for Age section 5
R 2 500,00
Winner for Age section 6
R 2 800,00
Winner for Age section 7
R 3 500,00