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Sunday, November 10, 2013


(Yura Lee)

In their next recital, Friends of Music will present violinist Yura Lee, first prizewinner of 2013 ARD Competition in Germany, who is enjoying a career that spans almost two decades and takes her all over the world.

Her musical integrity and compelling artistry were praised by critics. Yura Lee has received International prizes including the Audience Prize at the 2006 Leopold Mozart Competition (Germany), 1st prize at Unisa Competition (SA), 1st prize at 2013 Yuri Bashmet International Competition (Russia) and top prizes in the Indianapolis (USA) Hanover (Germany), Kreisler (Austria) Pagnini (Italy competition).

She is currently a member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln in New York as both violinist and violist.

Accompanying Yura Lee will be accomplished South African pianist Tertia Visser-Downie who has won the prestigious Mabelquick Scholarship in England. She completed her Honours degree in music at the University of Stellenbosch, as well as achieving the Unisa Performers’ and Teachers’ Licentiates with distinction in both qualifications.

The programme includes Beethoven’s Sonata for violin & Piano in D major Op.12 No 1; Brahms’s Sonata No3 for Violin and piano in D minor, Op. 108; Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro / Liebesleid / Liebesfreud, and Tchaikovsky’s Waltz-Scherzo.

Prelude Performers will be Brett and Nina Alborough on clarinet and oboe.

The performance will take place on November 12 at 19h45 at the Durban Jewish Centre. Tickets R70 (R60 FOM members and R20 orchestral / students).

The Durban Jewish Centre is situated at 44 Old Fort (K E Masinga) Road, Durban at 19h45. There is safe parking. For more information visit

Friends of Music acknowledge the highly valued support of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.