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Sunday, September 11, 2016


(Pallavi Mahidhara)

Friends of Music’s next recital takes place on September 13 and will feature pianist Pallavi Mahidhara (USA) who is well-known for her artistic versatility. She combines mature musical insight, an astounding technique and a charismatic stage presence. She graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, and is currently completing her Master’s Degree at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler.

Pallavi’s musical interests cover an extensive range, from standard classical works, to music of contemporary and living composers, to fusion and crossover projects. Extremely proud of her Indian heritage, she is passionate about bridging the gap between the Eastern and Western classical music worlds, and actively pursues new possibilities and ideas to collaborate with other Indian artists of all genres.

Pallavi has visited South Africa regularly since 2008, performing solo and orchestral concerts throughout the country.  Her programme will include J Brahms’ Chaconne from J.S. Bach’s for left hand alone; four Impromptus by Schubert; Berio’s Encores (selections) I Brin, VI Feuerklavier, III Wasserklavier and Liszt’s Grand Etudes after Paganini, S 141.

The Prelude Performer will be violinist Tasmin Hastings (13) who is a pupil at Durban Girls College. She is a Leader of the Senior Primary Orchestra and studying violin with Isaac Melamed and piano with Liezl-Maret Jacobs. Her accompanist will be Dr David Smith and her programme includes Tchaikovsky’s Canzonetta 2nd movement from violin concerto in D major, Op. 35 and Schubert’s The Bee.

The recital will take place at 19h30 on September 13 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road in Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM members and R20 Orchestral/Students). There is safe parking

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