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Friday, February 12, 2016


(Mattia Zappa & Massimiliano Mainolfi)

Friends of Music presents acclaimed Duo Zappa Mainolfi on February 23.

Duo Zappa Mainolfi is made up of cellist Mattia Zappa (Switzerland) and pianist Massimiliano Mainolfi (Italy). The duo was formed while the artists were studying at the Julliard School of Music in 1994. They have won numerous chamber music competitions and have done many radio broadcasts and CD recordings.

Their programme will include Sergey Prokofiev’s Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.119 (C-Major); Antonin Dvořák’s Rondo (concert piece); Franz Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata in A minor and Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso Op.62.

The Prelude Performer will be guitarist Arianna Carini who is studying classical guitar with James Grace. She will play Cavatina (Theme from Deer Hunter) by John Williams, Homenajapour Guitare by Manuel de Falla and Las Abejas by Agustin Barrios.

The recital takes place on February 23 at 19h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban.  Tickets R100 (R80 FOM members and R20 Orchestral and Students) There is safe parking.

Friends of Music is funded by the National Lotteries Commission.

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