Biography: Megan-Geoffrey Prins

Megan-Geoffrey Pims

Megan-Geoffrey Prins, from Riversdal, 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. Prins received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa under the tutelage of Nina Schumann and Luis Magalhães. Recognized as a pianist of remarkable technical facility and abundant musicality, Prins has been heard extensively in South Africa and the USA and he has performed in Italy, France, Switzerland, and Mozambique. Prins made his concerto debut at the age of 11. Subsequently he has 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, the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra, and various other festival orchestras.

Since 1997, Prins has won numerous prizes from prestigious competitions in South Africa including the Sanlam National Music Competition, the Lionel Bowman Beethoven Competition, the National Artscape Competition, the National Arts Trust Competition, and the Mabel Quick Bursary Competition. In 2012, he was awarded the Sadie Zellen Piano Prize from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Most recently, Prins received first prize and special prizes at the ATKV Muziq Competition, UNISA 120th Anniversary Competition, the inaugural Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Competition, and the 5th UNISA National Piano Competition. Prins is an active chamber musician. He frequently collaborates with various performers for the Stars in the Classics concert series in Cleveland, USA.