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Thursday, November 8, 2018


(Ralitza Cherneva)

Introducing the Trio Sofia – pianist Christopher Duigan and two Ralitzas present a banquet of terrific trios.

This month, Music Revival introduces the newly formed Sofia Trio, as Christopher Duigan brings to KZN audiences a perfect choice of repertoire for violin, cello and piano with two Ralitzas - Ralitza Cherneva and Ralitza Todorova. Both members of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, the two star Bulgarian instrumentalists are well known to local audiences through their numerous appearances in lead roles with Baroque 2000, KZNPO, Gypsy Strings and Encore String Quartet.

Appearing with Duigan - as  Trio Sofia -  they cherry-pick from the classical repertoire to  present a beautiful programme for this combination of musical treasures by Mozart, Astor Piazzolla (from his Four Porteno Seasons), Gabriel Faure, and the dazzling ‘Dumky’ Trio by Antonin Dvorak, one of the most imaginative, heartfelt and passionate gems of the repertoire.

The three musicians appear in Pietermaritzburg on November 17 at 18h30 at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, and again on November 18 at 11h30 at the Tatham Art Gallery.

They reprise their exciting programme at St Agnes Church in Kloof on November 20, starting at 19h30 (R100 includes refreshments at interval). Booking is at or on 083 417 4473 (sms or WhatsApp only).