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Tuesday, May 1, 2018


(Shelley Levy & Pavel Timofeyevsky)

Friends of Music will present a programme of vibrant and expressive works by the brilliant and fiery international clarinet and piano duo, Shelley Levy (clarinet) and Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano) on May 8, 2018.

Shelley Levy and Pavel Timofeyevsky have been working as a duo and together in ensembles for several years and have a vast repertoire. They have performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican in the UK and the Demetria festival and Sani International festival in Greece, the Gothenburg opera Chamber Music Series Sweden and the Cape Town and Johannesburg Concert series in South Africa.

Levy is a South African clarinettist now living in London. She began her studies at the University of Cape Town, graduating with a performer’s diploma in 1992. She then studied further at the Geneva Conservatoire and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She has given numerous solo and chamber music concerts in South Africa, France, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland and Canada and in the UK. She has appeared at various important venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican and has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 with Leto Ensemble

Timofeyevsky is a Russian-born pianist/composer who is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting and compelling artists of his generation. He was educated in England, where he graduated with distinction as Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Solo and chamber music recitals, as well as concerto performances with orchestras have brought him to nearly all major concert venues in UK as well as in the USA, Russia, China, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Latvia, Greece, Cyprus and India. Having made London his home and professional stomping-ground, Pavel is highly sought-after as a solo performer and a chamber music partner, collaborating with some of world's finest musicians. He is a prominent member of the Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now scheme.

Their programme includes music by Burgmüller, Hofmeyr, Brahms, Chausson, Debussy, Bozza and Bernstein

The concert takes place on May 8, 2018, at 19h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road. Tickets R120 (R100 FOM members and R20 Students) available at the door. There is safe parking. For more information visit or email or phone Keith on 071 505 1021.