German duo next up in JMS season

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A high-powered German duo, virtuoso violinist Alexander Gilman and pianist Marina Seltenreich, will take the Johannesburg Musical Society’s season forward.

Alexander Gilman
Alexander Gilman

On Sunday 17 February, at 17:00 in the Linder Auditorium, the JMS will host the second concert of the season. Alexander Gilman is a much sought-after performer and pedagogue in both his native Germany and in Europe in general. Hailed as ‘a name to watch’ by Classic FM Magazine in 2007, Gilman has gone on to work with several renowned conductors such as Michael Sanderling, Perry So and Neeme Järvi. His concert activities – documented by a large number of television and radio stations in Europe – have seen him invited to many of Europe’s famous music festivals.

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Alexander Gilman, who made his debut at the age of 7 in the Gasteig, Munich, is also the founder of the LGT Young Soloists String Orchestra, an ensemble that is now so highly regarded that it has been invited to play in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Zurich, Rotterdam and Salzburg.

Marina Seltenreich
Marina Seltenreich

His duo partner is Russian-born pianist, Marina Seltenreich. She performs regularly as both soloist and as a chamber musician and her numerous tours have taken her across Europe and the Middle East.

Together, this dynamic duo will play Beethoven’s genial Violin and Piano Sonata in D Major, Opus 12, Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango and Cèsar Franck’s wonderfully melodious Violin Sonata.

Tickets for this concert can be booked at Computicket or bought at the box office on the afternoon of the concert from 16:00 onwards. Please remember, though, that there is NO credit card facility at the Linder box office. Students (23 years and under) and scholars get substantial discounts.

For more information, consult www.jms.org.za or phone Avril on 011 728 5492 or Herman on 083 228 2917.

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