Christina Brabetz plays Shostakovich with CPO


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Christina Brabetz , Credit; Neda Navaee
Christina Brabetz , Credit; Neda Navaee

South African-raised German-based violinist Christina Brabetz will perform the Shostakovich Violin Concerto on February 15 with the CPO.

This concert, which takes place in the Cape Town Philharmonic’s 12th International Summer Music festival will have Jochen Rieder on the podium. It takes place in the enhanced acoustic of Artscape Opera at 20:00.

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Ms Brabetz began to play the violin at the age of 5, and moved to Germany to study. She is now considered to be one of Germany’s most promising young artists. In 2010, she won the prestigious Tonali Grand Prix in Hamburg. She has played with many leading orchestras such as the Nuremberg Symphony and Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra. She made her debut at the Konserthaus in Vienna while on tour with the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra. She performs on a Giambattista Guadagnini violin (Turin, 1779). She is also a passionate chamber musician and has already performed at Verbier and other festivals.

Also on the programme is the world premiere of Stellenbosch composer Antoni Schonken’s to be : to know, an accessible work which was commissioned by Friends of Orchestral Music and is supported by SAMRO. The main work will be the Suite from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.

Tickets for the dress rehearsal are available an hour before at the Box office on the ground floor. Tickets for the concert are available from Computicket and Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695. More information / 021 410 9809.

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