JMS hosts chamber music at its finest


Two fine chamber musicians, cellist Peter Martens and pianist Bryan Wallick, join forces for the next Johannesburg Musical Society concert.

On Sunday 25 March, at 17.00 in Parktown’s Linder Auditorium, Martens and Wallick will play a programme that moves from Bach, through to Brahms and Rachmaninov, two giants of the romantic era.

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Peter Martens
Peter Martens

Peter Martens, who ranks amongst the most eminent of South African cellists, is a graduate of Stellenbosch University as well as UCT and Salzburg’s renowned Mozarteum. He has performed overseas with some of the world’s most renowned chamber ensembles and his recent recording of Bach’s Cello Suites was acclaimed by the influential Strad Magazine. He has performed with the Brodsky String Quartet in London and has participated in festivals in Russia, Holland, Austria and Portugal.

Bryan Wallick
American pianist Bryan Wallick

American pianist Bryan Wallick – a Gold medal winner at the Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev, Russia – has performed throughout America and Europe. He has been heard at Ravinia’s Rising Star series, as well as at the Tivoli Artists Series in Copenhagen, and his appearances with American orchestras such as the Cincinnatti Pops and the Phoenix Symphony are numerous.

The concert will open with Bach’s Suite No 4 for Solo Cello and will then continue with Brahms’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Minor. Rachmaninov’s magnificently virtuosic Cello and Piano Sonata will complete the programme.

Tickets for this concert can be booked through Computicket. The box office will open at 16.00 on Sunday 25, but please note that there is no credit card facility at the box office. Students 23 years and under pay only R40 for tickets.

Subscribers to the Johannesburg Musical Society pay substantially less for tickets. For more details about the JMS or about this concert, consult the website at or call Herman on 083 228 2917.

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