Virtuoso violinist Hrachya Avanesyan takes to the stage for the Johannesburg Musical Society at 20:00 in the Linder Auditorium on Saturday 10 October.
He has been described as ‘one of the more gifted and captivating artists of the younger generation’.
Born in Armenia, Hrachya Avanesyan’s family settled in Belgium. While still in his teens, he captured First Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition. Two years later he won the Carl Nielson Competition in Denmark. Having caught the full attention of the musical world he has, in the past few years, made acclaimed debuts with many of the great orchestras of the world. He has performed with the London Chamber Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Orchestra and many more. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as Joshua Bell and Maxim Vengerov, and has performed in Moscow’s Kremlin Grand Hall.
Together with one of South Africa’s most accomplished pianists, Pieter Jacobs, Hrachya Aavanesyan will play a particularly lovely and accessible programme. Starting with Mozart’s Rondo in C, they will follow with Beethoven’s much-loved ‘Kreutzer’ sonata. The second half of the programme showcases some of the more gorgeous tunes written by composers such as Saint-Saens, Strauss and Sibelius , and will end with the brilliantly virtuoso Carmen Fantaisie by Franz Waxman.
Tickets can be booked through Computicket, or bought from the Linder box office from 7pm onwards on Saturday 10 October. Students 23 years and under get substantial discounts. Please note, however, that there is NO credit card facility at the box office.
For more details or further information about either this concert of the Johannesburg Musical Society, call 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917, or consult the website www.jms.org.za