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Friday, May 10, 2013


(Hrachya Avanesyan)

On May 14, Friends of Music will host a recital by violinist Hrachya Avanesyan accompanied by Pieter Jacobs on the piano.

Armenian born Hrachya Avanesyan is considered one of the most inspiring artists of his generation.  He plays on a Stradivarius “Piatti”. His highlights have been appearances in David’s Hall, Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, where he shared the stage with Joshua Bell and Maxim Vengerov.

Pieter Jacobs (SA) has performed to acclaim as soloist and chamber musician. Pieter has given solo recitals in major centres in South Africa including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.

The programme includes Schumann’s Sonata no.1 in A minor; Debussy’s Sonata in G minor; De Falla/Kreisler’s Spanish Dance from La Vida Breve; Saint Saens’ Cantabile from Samson and Delila; Tchaikovsky/Auer‘s Lensky Aria; Strauss’s Morgen and Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy.

The evening’s Prelude Performers include tenor Edward Phiri and soprano Zenith Madabla from The Opera School (OSCA) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The recital will take place on May 14 at 19h45 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 Old Fort (K.E. Masinga) Road. Tickets: R70 (R60 members, R20 Orch./Students) There is safe parking.

Friends of Music acknowledge the valuable funding support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. For more information visit www.friendsofmusic