Author: Shannon Hope

A Grand Piano on Table Mountain

Photograph by Great Gram Pops “MUSICIANS SCALE HIGH NOTES FOR PIANO DAY” Written by Theolin Tembo CAPE ARGUS, MARCH 2017 GRAND VIEW: Durban artist Shannon Hope playing on a handcrafted Shigeru Kawai grand piano on Table Mountain on International Piano…

Cosmopolitan Awesome Women Award

“MILLENNIAL MOVERS” COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 2014 Miss Hope has been named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Awesome Women of 2014, an accolade that recognises some of South Africa’s standout achievers. The publication acknowledges these “Millennial Movers” as not only being trailblazers…

Look ma, no hands!

Pretending to be a superhero is one of my favourite favourite things to do! Without realising it (until recently), I’ve always had a fascination with danger and an addiction to pushing one’s limits as far as they will go. I…

M&G 200 Young South Africans Award

Photograph by Kresha Ross AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT MAIL & GUARDIAN, JULY 2014 Each year, the Mail & Guardian release a special edition acknowledging 200 young South Africans, aged 35 and under, who contribute to the diversity and upliftment of our beautiful…

The Bedroom Sessions

“ACOUSTIC INTIMACY BRINGS NEW HOPE” Written by Therese Owen INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS, JULY 2014 The ever-inventive Shannon Hope has embarked on a new and challenging project. Called Shannon Hope – The Bedroom Sessions, she films herself while performing on the piano…

moustache is king

Photograph by Jesse Kate Kramer During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world, the aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health. This…

Review of “HOPE”, A Dance Collaboration

“HOPE” Written by Gisele Turner GOING PLACES SA, AUGUST 2013 (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) Durban musician Shannon Hope played a solo song as the entrée to the evening’s entertainment….

an Argentinian collaboration

Shannon Hope joins Tango Jazz Quartet from Argentina for a private performance at the Argentinian Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria this month. Straight from the legendary streets of Buenos Aires, the Tango Jazz Quartet will be performing their unique style of…

national arts festival

“EXPERT MUSIC, AND FROM THE HEART” Written by Jeffrey Stretton-Bell GROCOTT’S MAIL, JULY 2013 There’s a very fine line between singing with powerful emotion-driven sincerity and coming across as a second-class town crier trying to sound like a first class-act…

EAST COAST RADIO INTERVIEW

“…why you dream and how you dream and how irrational it is to dream, but how you have to because it’s who you are. Because you must.” Miss Hope caught up with East Coast Radio’s Abi Ray a few weeks…

London Début Tour

Photograph by Jesse Kate Kramer “HOPE HITS LONDON’S MUSIC SCENE” Written by Candice McMillan THE SOUTH AFRICAN, APRIL 2013 Award-winning South African pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope will be making her mark on the London music scene this April….

© Shannon Hope 2017