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MUZA REBACKYTE piano MUZA REBACKYTE piano

Saturday 3 February : 20:00


IN COLLABORATION WITH THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOZART FESTIVAL

Born in Lithuania, Muza Rebackyté was long considered one of Soviet Russia's most outstanding pianists. After the lifting of the 'iron curtain', she was finally able to perform in the West, winning the Grand Prix at the International Liszt-Bartók Competition and the First Prize at Les Grands Maîtres Françaises at the Paris International Piano Competition. This will be her first visit to South Africa.

Programme:
Mozart : Fantasia in C Major, K 457
Scarlatti : Three Sonatas (K1, K 141, K466)
Beethoven : Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)
Schumann : Arabesque Opus 18
Schumann: Carnaval. Opus 9


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


SIGNUM STRING QUARTET

Goethe Institut
SIGNUM STRING QUARTET
Florian Donderer violin
Annette Walther violin
Xandi van Dijk viola
Thomas Schmitz cello

Saturday 10 March : 20:00


THE NABARRO CHAMBER CONCERT

Based in Cologne, this award-winning ensemble has been heard in prestigious halls such as London's Wigmore Hall, at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and at the Berliner Philharmonie. Founded in 1994, their concerts are frequently broadcast throughout Europe and the quartet was named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist (2011 - 2013).

Programme:
Schubert : Quartetsatz in C Minor. D703
John Dowland : Lachrimae antiquae
Peter Louis van Dijk : iiyembezi
Schubert : Quartet in A Minor, D804 ('Rosamunde')


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


PETER MARTENS cello

BRYAN WALLICK piano
PETER MARTENS cello
BRYAN WALLICK piano

Sunday 25 March : 17:00


Arguably South Africa's most accomplished cellist, Peter Martens is the product of Stellenbosch University and Salzburg's Mozarteum. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Cape Town, while several of his cds have been lauded by the Strad magazine. American-born pianist Bryan Wallick is known as a masterful chamber musician and needs no introduction to Johannesburg audiences.

Programme:
J.S. Bach : Suite No 4 for Solo Cello, E Flat Major
Brahms : Sonata No 1 for Piano and Cello in E Minor, Op. 38
Rachmaninov : Sonata for Cello and Piano


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


TWOPIANISTS DUO TWOPIANISTS DUO

Saturday 21 April : 20:00


This husband and wife duo, composed of Luis Magalhăes and Nina Schumann, are noted for their richly detailed and dynamic performances. They match each other perfectly as musicians and performers, and their duo work has been de-scribed by MusicWeb International as 'thrilling and flamboyant, tender and passionate, vibrant and dynamic'.

Programme:
J.S.Bach : Goldberg Variations
Liszt : Sonata in B Minor


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


SHELLEY LEVY clarinet SHELLEY LEVY clarinet
PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY piano

Saturday 12 May : 20:00


SA-born Shelley Levy is a member of the Hans Gal Ensemble, the Leto Ensemble and Ensemble Burletta, and has been heard both as soloist and as chamber musician in France, Germany, Greece and Sweden. Pavel Timofeyevsky is recognized both as composer and performer, having been heard in major halls such as London's Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth halls, as well as in the USA, Russia, Latvia, Spain, Sweden and India.

Programme:
Burgmuller : Duo for Clarinet and Piano in E Flat Major, Op. 15
Hofmeyer ; Canto Notturno
Brahms : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor, Op 120 No 1
Chausson: Andante et Allegro
Dbussy : Bruyčres and L'Isle Joyeuse
Bozza : Idylle and Claribel
Bernstein : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


SPENCER MYER piano SPENCER MYER piano

Saturday 9 June : 20.00


Lauded for his 'poised, alert musicianship' (Boston Globe), Spencer Myer took First Prize at the 2004 Unisa International Piano Competition and, in 2008, he was Gold Medallist at the New Orleans International Piano Competition. As well as performing throughout the USA, he is also heard in countries as far afield as Spain, Indonesia and Canada.

Programme:
Haydn : Sonata in E Major, Hob XVI : 31
Debusssy : Estampes
Debussy : Trois Piecčs (D'un cahier d'esquisses, Masques, L'isle joyeuse)
Chopin : The Four Scherzi


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


ALESSANDRO TAVERNA piano

ALESSANDRO TAVERNA piano
ALESSANDRO TAVERNA piano

Saturday 4 August : 20:00


Venice-born, Alessandro Taverna established a career by winning top prizes at such prestigious competitions as the Leeds International Piano Competition and the Busoni Piano Competition. He is now heard in important European halls such Vienna's Musikverein, Berlin's Konzerthaus, London's Royal Festival Hall and Salle Cortot in Paris. His performances are notable for their 'sheer musicality and tonal perfection'.

Programme:
Chopin : Barcarolle, Opus 60
Ravel : Miroirs
Debussy : Images
Schumann : Davidsbündlertänzer


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


ALISSA MARGULIES violin ALISSA MARGULIES violin
LUIS MAGALHĂES piano
Saturday 1 September : 20:00


Alissa Margulies has been described by The Guardian as exceptional' and by no less than Ivry Gitlis as 'a revelation'. Her performances are vibrantly expressive and she performs frequently with artists of the calibre of Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, David Geringas, Mischa Maisky, Gidon Kremer, Alexander Lonquich and Lars Vogt. Pianist Luis Magalhăes is is recognized for his 'wonderful full sound' (American Record Guide) and 'polished, refined technique'.

Programme:
Dvorák : Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
Strauss : Sonata for Violin and Piano
Shostakovich : Ten Preludes (transcribed for violin and piano)
Prokofiev : Sonata No 2 for Violin and Piano, Op.94


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


Odeion

Amit Yahav
ODEION STRING QUARTET & AMIT YAHAV
Samson Diamond violin
Sharon de Kock violin
Jeanne-Louise Moolman viola
Annmarie van der Westhuizen cello
Saturday 20 October : 20:00


The Odeion Quartet rates amongst the most eminent of South African ensembles.

The only resident string quartet at a South African university, the Odeion String Quartet is the flagship of the University of the Free State. The quartet is known not only in its home country, but also in Europe and the United Kingdom, having been invited to the Birmingham Chamber Festival and other prestigious venues. Pianist Amit Yahav is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, with a doctoral degree in the music of Chopin.

Together these five players will present two fascinating quintets; a Chopin piano concertoin its original format for piano and string quartet, and a quintet by Antonin Dvorák.

Programme:
Chopin : Concerto in F Minor for Piano & String Quartet
Dvorák : Quintet in A Major, Opus 81


Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.


OLGA SCHEPS piano

OLGA SCHEPS piano

OLGA SCHEPS piano
Sunday 2 December: 17:00


THE PERCY BANESHIK MEMORIAL CONCERT

'Power and soulfulness' characterize the playing of this pianist, who is an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist. Olga Scheps made her debut at age 12, playing Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto in Dusseldorf's Tonhalle. Today she performs in The Netherlands, Israel, Denmark, France and Asia, and her album 'Chopin' received the ECHO Klassik Award in the category 'Young Artist of the Year'.

Mozart : Piano Sonata in A Minor, K. 310
Beethoven : Piano Sonata in D Major, Opus 10, No.3
Stravinsky : Trois mouvements de Petrouchka
Scriabin : Valse, Op.38
Tchakovsky : Nutcracker Suite (arr. for piano by Mikhail Pletnev)

Booking is at Computicket, or tickets available at the Linder Auditorium Box Office one hour before the start of the performance.

Please note: there is NO Credit Card facility at Linder Auditorium Box Office.

For more info: 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.

Calendar 2018:

Please browse through our 2018 season at your leisure!

1. MUZA REBACATYTE piano
Saturday 3 February : 20:00
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOZART FESTIVAL

2. SIGNUM STRING QUARTET
Florian Donderer violin
Annette Walther violin
Xandi van Dijk viola
Thomas Schmitz cello
Saturday 10 March : 20:00
THE NABARRO CHAMBER CONCERT

3. PETER MARTENS cello
BRYAN WALLICK piano
Sunday 25 March : 17:00

4. TWOPIANISTS DUO
Saturday 21 April : 20:00

5. SHELLEY LEVY clarinet
PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY piano
Saturday 12 May : 20:00

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Midrand Conference Centre


6. SPENCER MYER piano
Saturday 9 June : 20:00

7. ALESSANDRO TAVERNA piano
Saturday 4 August : 20:00

8. ALISSA MARGULIES violin
LUIS MAGALHĂES piano
Saturday 1 September : 20:00

9. ODEION STRING QUARTET & AMIT YAHAV
Saturday 20 October : 20:00

10. OLGA SCHEPS piano
Sunday 2 December : 17:00
THE PERCY BANESHIK MEMORIAL CONCERT

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All Johannesburg Musical Society concerts are open to the public, who can book at Computicket. But remember, that if you're a member, you pay far less for tickets and you also have the privilege of preferential booking and a free programme.

For more info telephone 011 728 5492 or e-mail us.


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