About the Hungarian Trio of Cape Town

The established professional artists Nerina, Gabor, & Donat play for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events, banquets, birthday parties, and Christmas parties. 


Nerina von Mayer

Nerina studied in Cape Town, Vienna, and London and holds a B. Mus and M.Mus in Performance, also winning the Jules Kramer Award for Best Woodwind Player. Alternate Principal Flute in the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and CTPO for 16 years, she has performed as a soloist with the CTSO, CTPO, and CAPAB orchestras, records for the SABC and is a well-known recitalist and chamber musician. 


After heading the Flute Department at UCT’s College of Music for many years, she now acts as the External examiner for Woodwinds at UCT and enjoys a freelance career.


Gabor Jeney

Was born and studied in Hungary and London’s Royal College of Music. Dedicatee of Britten’s, Gemini Variations, he recorded for Decca and BBC before touring Europe and the USA. 


After holding a CTSO principal post for 16 years he is now Cape Town’s best known freelance violinist.

Donat Pellei

Born in Hungary, winner of the Franz Liszt Double Bass Prize in 1987, he received 2 Performing Diplomas with distinction.


He toured Europe with 3 Hungarian orchestras before joining the CTSO and CTPO as Sub-Principal Bass and now actively teaches and concertizes.

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