After months of negotiations and planning we are pleased to announce ...
Parklane SUPERSPAR in association with Charl van Heyningen and Christopher Duigan's MUSIC REVIVAL present
One of the world's greatest violinists in concert
with Amanda Forsyth (cello) and Angela Cheng (piano)
Saturday 30 August 7:30 pm
City Hall, Pietermaritzburg
Tickets: R200 - R250 (Student / Pensioners discounted seats available)
Secure and patrolled parking in the City Hall precinct.
Ticket includes refreshments.
Booking essential : Parklane SUPERSPAR Coffee Shop 033 342 3487.
Parklane SUPERSPAR has announced a performance by one of the world’s legendary violinists, Pinchas Zukerman, in Pietermaritzburg. Zukerman will be accompanied by his wife, Amanda Forsyth, Canada’s pre-eminent cellist and Canadian pianist Angela Cheng all of whom will be touring South Africa courtesy of Charl van Heyningen Enterprises.
Born in Tel Aviv Zukerman began his musical studies at age 4. Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals learned of Zukerman's violin talent during a 1962 visit to Israel. Zukerman subsequently moved to the United States to study at the Juilliard School where under the tutelage of Stern he made his New York début in 1963. In 1967, he shared the Leventritt Prize with the Korean violinist Kyung-wha Chung. His 1969 debut recordings of the concerti by Tchaikovsky (under the direction of Antal Dorati, with theLondon Symphony Orchestra) and Mendelssohn (with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic) launched a successful recording career that continues to the present day and boasts over 110 releases.
Zukerman plays the "Dushkin" Guarnerius del Gesù violin of 1742. His recordings have received 21 Grammy nominations, and 2 Grammy wins. He has collaborated with filmmaker Christopher Nupen on several projects, and was the subject of Nupen's "Pinchas Zukerman: Here to Make Music" documentary of 1974. In 2003 he founded a string quintet, the Zukerman Chamber Players, which has released 3 CD recordings in addition to its roster of live performances.
Pinchas Zukerman will perform in this concert with his wife, Canadian cellist Amanda Forsyth. Daughter of the composer Malcolm Forsyth (1936 - 2011) who was born in Pietermaritzburg, he was named Canadian Composer of the year (1989), while in 2003 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
This 'not to be missed' musical event, billed as the most illustrious musical happening in the city for the last 30 years, will take place in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 19:30 on Saturday 30 August.
Booking at Parklane SUPERSPAR Coffee Shop for this concert open today on Thursday, 7 August and patrons are encouraged to book early for this gala affair. Ticket prices range from R200 to R250 with discounts on selected seats for students and pensioners.