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Thursday, June 5, 2014


(Ilya Gringolts)

The next Friends of Music Recital will take place on June 10.

It will feature Ilya Gringolts, described by The Financial Times as “one of the most inspirational violinists today”. He won the 1998 International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” and the two special prizes for the youngest first prize-winner in the history of the competition and the best interpreter. He has performed all over Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and South Africa.

He will be accompanied on the piano by Peter Laul who won first prize and a special prize for the best Schubert Sonata performance at the Bremen International Piano competition.

Their programme will feature the Dvorak Sonata F Major, Beethoven sonata No. 7 and the Strauss Sonata.

The Prelude Performer, for the evening will be Arianna Carini on guitar playing Francisco Tarrega’s Capricho Arabe; Zapateados by Miguel Perez and Vals Venezolano by Antonio Lauro.

Tickets R70 (R60 FOM members and R20 Orchestral / Students) Booking is at Computicket. Friends of Music concerts take place at 19h45 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 Old Fort Road (K.E. Masinga Road), Durban. There is safe parking. For more information visit