Violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou is performing the violin, in the second concert of the Early Spring Season.
Rising to fame on the International concert scene, having unanimously won three prestigious International Violin Competitions in France, Italy, and Spain (Long-Thibaud, Lipizer and Sarasate International Violin Competitions), Susanne Hou has since been travelling the world as a soloist with major orchestras in over 50 countries.
Collaborating with world-renowned directors and artists such as Rostropovich, Zukerman, Gilbert, Spivakov, Marcello Viotti, Andreas Delfs, Marek Janowski, and Alain Trudel, together with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Radio-France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, among others, she has also gone on to claim several academic accolades.
The concert is conducted by Daniel Raiskin. Notable achievements include the conducting of the Minsk Orchestra in an acclaimed production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the St. Margarethen Opernfestspiele 2011 in Austria, as well as recent recordings of Mahler Symphony No. 3, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 with the label AVI, both to great critical acclaim.
The concert is brought by The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, as the first in a number of concerts, part of the World Symphony Series 2019 Early Spring Season at the Linder Auditorium.
The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) has been performing since May 2000. It has continued to consistently perform regular series of Symphony Seasons, attracting the best international and local soloists and conductors, as well as being the orchestra of choice for State functions in Gauteng.
The program consists of: Barber, Adagio For Strings; Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26; Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68.
Venue: Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown
Cost: R150 – R345