Tatiana Thaele (flute) & Dimmitrios Giannakis (guitar) do the “Histoire Du Tango” on the 20th April 2019 at the Artscape Arena (Cape Town)!

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Our lovely flautist friend and music educator Tatiana Thaele  once again teams up with guitarist Dimmitrios Giannakis. This time it’s at the Artscape Arena on the 20th of April at 20:00 for a continental fusion of South American and European acoustic sounds at Historie Du Tango. Tickets are available through the Artscape website (powered by Computicket) at R130 per person.

If you want to hear how formidable this dynamic duo is on recorded studio works , then check out their collaborative project called Worlds Apart.


“Acoustic Nights” in Cape Town presented by Dimmitrios Giannakis (guitar/voice) featuring Tatiana Thaele (flute/voice)

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If you happen to be in Cape Town on Sunday the 2nd of December, Make sure you head up to Casa Labia for Acoustic Nights with Dimmitrios Giannakis on guitar in concert alongside the lovely Tatiana Thaele on flute. Not only will these two prolific instrumentalists be on their respective musical items, the both of them will also be singing!

Tickets are at R150 per person, to book them call (021) 788 6068 and email events@casalabia.co.za . The show starts at 8PM and will be at the Casa Labia at 192 Main Road, Muizenburg.

Don’t forget to stream or download the new World’s Apart album which is Dimmitrios and Tatiana’s collaborative project, which was released at the end of October!




Worlds Apart CD by Tatiana Thaele (flute) and Dimmitrios Giannakis (guitar) is now out on digital stores!

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The Worlds Apart album by flautist Tatiana Thaele and guitarist  Dimmitrios Giannakis after their successful CD launch concert, is now out for digital purchase on  CD BabyiTunesGoogle Play and Amazon. The album is also available on streaming on Spotify, Deezer. Google Play Music and Amazon Music.

You can watch the performance of the Romance song, which is one of the songs on the album. Footage is courtesy of the Flute Practice YouTube Channel.







“Worlds Apart” by Tatiana Thaele (flute) and Dimmitrios Giannakis (guitar) CD Launch in Cape Town!

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Cape Town based flautist Tatiana Thaele is launching a collaborative project with guitarist Dimmitrios Giannakis, by hosting a CD Launch on Sunday the 14th of October 2018 at 3PM. The launch is taking place at Erin Hall, Rondebosch in Cape Town.

To book your tickets which are going for R100 (R80 concessions) email tthaele@gmail.com or get them at the door.

Tatiana Thaele and Theresa Dywer to feature in Concept Concerts’s “The Flute Player” production on the 6th of May 2018 in Cape Town.

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If you are in Cape Town on Sunday the 6th of May, you can catch Concept Concerts production called The Flute Player. The show stars Tatiana Thaele on flute and on narration and Theresa Dywer on piano, is a show that is an ‘original classic-style fairy tale which follows a young girl on her journey of discovery through music’.

The show starts at 16h00 to 17h00 and will take place at Erin Hall, Rondebosch. Tickets are priced at R100 ( R80 concessions) and can be purchased via the Concept Concert’s website and also at the door on the day of the performance.  You can also refer to the Facebook events page for more details and email conceptconcertsSA@gmail.com to make bookings.







Tatiana Thaele is a Semi-Finalists in the SAMRO: 2016 Overseas Scholarships Competition and ATKV Muziq Competition.

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Cape Town based flutist Tatiana Thaele has been placed as a semi-finalist in the SAMRO: 2016 Overseas Scholarships Competition, where six Jazz and six Western Art Music performers will be competing for two R200 000 scholarships to further their music studies abroad, plus an array of additional awards.

Tatiana will be in the Western Art Music category. This competition will be held at the Linder Auditorium (Wits University, in Johannesburg) on Saturday the 20th of August. Refer to the SAMRO Foundation website for more information.

Tatiana is also a finalist in the ATKV competition which will be happening at the North West, University in Potchefstroom on the 22nd of July. For more information, check out the ATKV website.

Tatiana Thaele launches The Flute Practice channel on YouTube

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Tatiana Thaele who is one half of the group Duo Bel Canto alongside Eben Meyer, has embarked on taking her musical education to the online world by launching The Flute Practice channel on YouTube.

She had this to say regarding the channel via her Facebook profile:

“Flutist, flautist and other interested musicians….welcome to my latest adventure! A channel for practice/practice, performance and other flute and music related matters. This project is still in its infancy so I would love all your input…after all this is actually a space meant for you!” – Tatiana Thaele

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If you want to know more about the lovely flute lady, make sure you read her interview with us from November of 2015, like The Flute Practice Facebook Page and subscribe to the  YouTube Channel

Duo Bel Canto perfoming Alfeios : Ancient Greek Music written by Cornelis Jordaan

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Tatiana Thaele (Flute) and Eben Meyer (Guitar) from the group Duo Bel Canto, delved into a Ancient Greek classical piece entitled Alfeios, which was written by Cornelis Jordaan. This is just part 1  of  Alfeios the rest of the installments still yet to be released.


Don’t forget to read our interviews with Eben Meyer conducted last month and Tatiana Thaele which was published in November of 2015.

Catch Tatiana Thaele at “Metamorphoses::Mythes des femmes” alongside Julia Rinderle

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Flautist Tatiana Thaele whom we featured on the Lavatory Records platform in an interview conducted in November of 2015, is a co-organiser of a production called Metamorphoses::Mythes des femmes which is The Story of Women In Mythology And Music. The event features Tatiana on flute and Julia Rinderle on Piano.

The event will take place at Erin Hall which is located at 8 Erin Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town on the 19th of March at 8PM. Tickets are available from Web Ticket and you can also email Tatiana on tthaele@gmail.com. Ticket prices are set R80 for adults and R50 for students.  For more information, checkout the Metamorphoses::Mythes des femmes event page on Facebook.

“In Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphoses’ we first encounter the wood nymph Syrinx and the beginnings of the water nymph, Undine. But what does Syrinx have in common with Undine? Both must suffer for love, both must sacrifice their very essence and transform to survive, both show us what it means to be woman, to be human.
Come and join us as we explore the tale of these two beings. Through the music of Debussy and Reinecke and accompanying poetry and stories, we will unravel the magic and tragedy of these mythical women.” – Metamorphoses::Mythes des femmes Facebook event page

Tatiana’s talismanic talent to the youth

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The legend attached to the flute is one that is linked with its ability to connect the children. Consider the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, which is of Germanic folklore. The story saw a highly talented flautist prize all the town’s children away from Hamelin, with the enchantment of his melodic flute due to an un-kept promise by the Town’s Mayor.

Switching over to real life stories, we have Tatiana Thaele, who is a talented flautist and of German descent; and shares a third commonality with the legend of the Pied Piper. Tatiana has made it her mission of luring the youth from inactivity, towards instrumentality and the symphony. The paradox of meshing convention (classical music) with internet trends and social media, presents a challenge in this environment.

The expressive young lady from Cape Town spoke to us about her passion for music and education and the state of classical music, in great candour and verbosity. It is refreshing to see the enthusiasm displayed by a young lady who plies her trade in a less popular craft and genre, generally associated with the older generation.

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