Elegant musical entertainment and a relaxed, enjoyable yet classy atmosphere. Radiant background music, captivating serenades from our versatile strolling musicians, as required.
Established professional artists Nerina, Gabor & Donat entertain magnificently at special occasions – wedding ceremony & receptions, corporate events, banquets, birthdays, Festive Season parties. Cape Town’s most sought-after ensemble.
Everyone loves our music – Bach to Lloyd-Webber, tangos, Viennese waltzes, jazz, gypsy, African, love songs, movie themes. Join the happiness!
We create a unique, celebratory atmosphere, ensuring happiness and enjoyment for everyone. We accommodate your wishes and special requests. We are flexible- beach weddings, the vineyards, church, Table Mountain -wherever! Load shedding? No problem- we play from memory!
For corporate function organisers and event co-ordinators seeking corporate live entertainment, the Hungarian Trio is the ideal choice for elegant musical entertainment. Organisers value our professionalism, reliability, experience, and discretion regarding volume levels, repertoire choice, and mood, and know that we read situations well and adapt accordingly.
Our music facilitates constructive business conversation, creating a relaxed, enjoyable yet classy atmosphere. Adaptable and versatile, we can provide both discreet background music and lively interactive entertainment, as required. Our music greatly pleases a wide cross-section of people from all walks of life, age-groups and nationalities.
We are the preferred service providers recommended by many organisations working in the corporate field.
In addition to weddings and corporate events, we happily add that festive touch to a large variety of other events: anniversary, birthday, engagement, farewell and christening parties; graduation ceremonies, Vintage car parties, Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties and picnics.
We frequently perform formal concerts and have successfully maintained our niche in the performing world for many years. Our concerts are always exceptionally well received by our enthusiastic audiences, who enjoy our unusual but highly successful combination of instruments, to which we bring a natural joie de vivre and romantic sound. This instrumental combination produces a uniquely orchestral sound. A high degree of musicianship together with humorous, fascinating and informative commentaries on programme items produces a charming and delightful effect. Our balanced programmes range from Baroque and Classical masters, through the lovely melodies of Old Vienna and Hungary, to concert tangos and contemporary items.
Just some of our concert platforms include the following:
Casa Labia Cultural Centre Concert Series
Lindbergh Foundation Concert Series
St Andrew’s Concert Series
Baxter Theatre- Morning Melodies
Knysna Concert Club
Memories and Melodies Series
Music Societies of Hermanus, George, Stilbaai, Mosselbaai, Montague .
Blending our instruments with rhythm and orchestral backing, using our top-quality amplification equipment, we are able to rev up the evening with upbeat, vibey dance music that will bring young and old alike onto the dance floor.
This is specifically Dance Repertoire, which must be requested in advance.
Repertoire ranges from Ballroom to Rock ‘n Roll, Latin American to Disco favourites, including the following:
Strangers in the Night
New York,New York
In the Summertime
Zorba the Greek
The Lady in Red
How Deep is your Love
No Matter What
Mas Que Nada
Five Colours in her Hair
Please note; although the dance band is available at our normal hourly rate, it must be specifically requested in advance, to allow for transportation and setting up of equipment.
About the Hungarian Trio of Cape Town
Nerina von Mayer – Flute
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 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 – Violin
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 – Double Bass
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.