The soloist for the fourth and final concert in the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s Early Spring Season is cellist Gary Hoffman.
After winning the Premier Grand Prix of the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986, Mr. Hoffman embarked on an international career, appearing with the world’s most noted orchestras, in major recital and chamber music series and at prestigious festivals.
Performing on a 1662 Nicolo Amati, the ‘ex- Leonard Rode’, in 2011 was appointed Maître en Résidence for cello at the prestigious Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. He is a regular guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, and is a much sought-after chamber partner.
The concert is conducted by Daniel Boico. Described by critics as “Dynamic, vigorous, exciting and imaginative – an undisputed star who combines magnetic charisma with a skilled technique” conductor Daniel Boico is Music Director and Chief Conductor Designate of the MAV Budapest Symphony Orchestra, beginning with the 2019-2020 season, as well as Associate Guest Conductor of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, Durban, South Africa.
The program consists of Smetana, The Moldau from My Fatherland; Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 2 in c minor, “Little Russian”.
Venue: Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown
Time: 11 & 12 Sep 7.30pm | 13 Sep 11am
Cost: R150 – R345