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Wednesday, November 7, 2018


(Olga Scheps)

Friends of Music will present a recital by Olga Scheps titled Power and Soulfulness: the Poet of the Piano on November 20.

Scheps was born in Moscow in 1986, the daughter of two pianists. She discovered the instrument for herself at the age of four. The family moved to Germany in 1992. At an early age she had already developed her own unique style of keyboard playing, which combines intense emotiveness and powerful expressivity with extraordinary pianistic technique.

Scheps is a Steinway Artist and is regarded as one of the up-and-coming soloists today. She has appeared with many of the leading orchestras around the world. Her solo recitals are also very popular with audiences and she is also an acclaimed and  passionate chamber music performer.

This season, she made her debut in Israel and performed numerous concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She will also appear in South Africa for the first time to perform with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and the JPO.

Since 2010, Scheps has been an exclusive Sony Classical artist. She has recorded several critically acclaimed albums.

Her programme will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 9 in A minor K310; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major Op. 10 No. 3; Igor Stravinsky’s Trois mouvements de Petrouchka; Alexander Scriabin’s Valse Op. 38 and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a (arranged by Mikhael Plentev).

The recital takes place at 19h30 on November 20, 2018, at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban. Tickets R120 (R100 FOM Members) at the door.

For further information contact or phone 071 505 1021 (Keith)