Megan-Geoffrey Prins, from Riversdale, South Africa, is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He recently completed the Master of Music program as a piano student of Antonio Pompa-Baldi at the same institution. Praised for his technical prowess, imaginative interpretation, and keen sensitivity, Prins has received numerous awards from competitions in South Africa and abroad, including first prizes at the UNISA 120th Anniversary Competition, the inaugural Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Competition, the 5th UNISA National Piano Competition, the 2016 Muziq Instrumental Competition, and the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition. In 2012, Prins received the Sadie Zellen Piano Prize from the Cleveland Institute of Music and in 2017 he was awarded the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity.
Prins made his concerto debut at the age of 11. By the age of 14, he had performed concerti with all the major orchestras in South Africa including the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, Prins has traveled to South Africa, the USA, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Mozambique for solo performances. Prins is an active chamber musician. He frequently collaborates with artists in the CIM community and for the Stars in the Classics concert series in Cleveland, OH. He served on the faculty of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in 2016 and 2017. While studying in the USA, Prins returns to South Africa annually for concert performances, teaching engagements, and community outreach. Prins is currently raising funds to complete his last year of doctoral study at the Cleveland Institute of Music. For more information, please visit www.megangeoffreyprins.com.