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Sunday, September 25, 2016


(Sergey Malov, Peter Martens & Bryan Wallick)

Friends of Music’s next recital will feature the Trio Elegiaque which features Sergey Malov (violin), Peter Martens (cello) and Bryan Wallick (piano).

Sergey Malov was born in St Petersburg, Russia. After receiving degrees from both the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin, he went on to win major competitions on two instruments: the violin and the viola. He successfully combines instruments in recitals, concerts, and recordings. Malov’s repertoire is regarded as one of the new generation’s most outstanding versatile Instrumentalists.

Peter Martens was born in Cape Town. He was invited to USA to lead the cello section of the World Youth Orchestra. He currently holds the positions of Director of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival and Art. He has participated in festivals in many parts of the world.

Bryan Wallick is recognised as one of America’s leading virtuoso pianists of his generation. He was the Gold medallist of the 1997 Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev. He has performed throughout the USA, Europe, and South Africa. He now resides in South Africa and is a great asset to the music scene.

Their programme includes Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elégiaque No. 1 in G minor; Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50.

The Prelude Performer for the evening will be Morgan Rowland (flute). She has been playing the flute since the age of 10 and recently completed her Grade 7 ABRSM flute exam obtaining a mark of 94%. She will perform the Third movement of Sonata for Flute and Piano by Paul Hindemith and Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Gluck (arr Francis and Silver). She will be accompanied by Andrew Warburton.

The concert takes place at 19he0 on September 27 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM Members, R20 orchestral/students). There is safe parking.

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Friends of Music is funded by the National Lotteries Commission