Top clarinet and piano duo for JMS concert


Johannesburg Musical SocietyAn inviting mix of (mostly) romantic music will be heard at the next Johannesburg Musical Society (JMS) concert on Saturday 12 May in the Linder Auditorium.

On Saturday 12 May, master clarinettist Shelley Levy will take to the stage with pianist Pavel Timofevsky, starting the programme with Norbert Burgmuller’s lovely Duo for Clarinet and Piano – a work that opens with one of the loveliest melodies in the clarinet repertoire.

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Shelley Levy
Shelley Levy

South African-born Levy – after winning almost every award possible for wind players in the country of her birth – moved to Geneva (where she won the Prix du Virtuosité) and then on to the Guildhall School of Music in London. Her teachers have been of the highest calibre: Oliver de Groote, Thea King, Walter Boeykens and Joan Enric Lluna are just some of them, and Shelley Levy is now much sought-after as a chamber music partner and ensemble player in Europe and England.

Pavel Timofeyefsky
Pavel Timofeyefsky

She will be partnered by BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Award-winner and pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky, who has also won other prestigious British awards, including the Myra Hesse Award. Other works that they will perform together are Brahms’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor, and works by impressionist composers Eugène Bozza and Ernest Chausson, while Pavel Timofeyevsky will play two solos by Claude Debussy. Levy and Timofeyevsky will add fizz to the evening by ending with Leonard Bernstein’s jazzy and virtuosic Clarinet Sonata.

The concert starts at 20:00, and the box office opens for ticket sales and collection at 19.00. Tickets can be pre-booked at Computicket and, as usual, there are substantial discounts for scholars and students 23 years and under. (Please note that there is NO credit card facility at the Linder box office).

For more details about the JMS or about this concert, contact Avril on 011 728 5492 or Herman on 083 228 2917, or consult

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