V&A Waterfront Take the Stage Series is a platform for emerging South African musicians and musical ensembles to showcase their talents at V&A Waterfront. Experience these emerging artists live for a series of pop-up performances which are free for all to attend.
A Cum Laude Bachelor of Music Graduate from Rhodes University Carol Thorns is known as South Africa’s leading electric cellist and a pioneer in the electric string genre. Her world-wide performances include opening for Vanessa Mae, performing for J Lo and sharing a stage with John Legend. This chameleon of cello-playing has created a series of extraordinary concepts to elevate the cello to new heights: The Bubble, The Galaxy Dress, The Blossom Dress, CODA Africa and Rosanthorn Trio. Her solo album Fireflies in The Rain was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best Instrumental Album and her solo show Red Cello Electrified was awarded a 4 out of 5 star rating at the biggest Arts Festival in the world, The Edinburgh Fringe. Her original hit single Closer To The Sun was chosen for the launch of the Porsche Cayman and she toured 6 countries across the UAE as their featured artist. She has performed regularly in the Dubai, Europe and across Africa.