Anthony Downing

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny

Training: South African College of Music, UCT (Bachelor of Music in Composition: composition with Hendrik Hofmeyr, singing with Virginia Davids, piano with Helena van Heerden); Trinity College London (Grade 8 piano [merit] with Leonie Downing, Grade 7 singing [distinction] with James Conrad); SADTA (Gold medal in Latin American Dance [distinction] with KZN Rhythm and Dance).

Theatre includes: Gad and the butler in Mark Hawkins’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban), Latin dancer in Shall We Dance (The Durban Playhouse) Jake and ensemble in Janice Honeyman’s production of Show Boat (Artscape, Cape Town; Nürnberg; Oslo; Mälmo; Paris).
Film includes: A Naval Officer in To the Ends of the Earth (BBC).
TV includes: Hectic Nine 9 (SABC 2).
Awards include: Meyer Levinson Prize for best original composition 2010.
Other credits include: A member of the Cape Town based 7 part a cappella group, Perfect Score, having performed at numerous venues in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and George as well as opening for the Loyiso Bala concert at Kirstenbosch Gardens in 2011.