The Port Elizabeth Music Society presents Russian violinist, ANDREY BARANOV and his sister and pianist MARIA BARANOVA, who will perform at the NMMU South Campus Auditorium on Monday, 20 March 2017 at 19h30. They will be playing the Devil’s Trill by Tartini, Campanella op. 7 by Paganini, Tzigane by Ravel, and many other well-known pieces. This is a concert that should definitely not be missed. Tickets will be available at the door; R85 for adults, R70 for pensioners, R35 for students and R30 for scholars.
Russian-born violinist, Andrey Baranov, was born into a family of musicians and began playing violin at the age of five. He attended the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St-Petersburg and Conservatoire de Lausanne. Since his major debut in 2005 at St Petersburg Philharmonie hall under V. Petrenko and the Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrey has performed on renowned stages throughout the world including Bozar in Brussels, Cadogan Hall in London and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. He has already appeared with leading international orchestras such as the Brussels Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. Andrey is also a winner of the Benjamin Britten and Henri Marteau International Violin Competitions, and he won the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in 2012.
Maria Baranova, sister of Andrey, began her piano studies at the age of five. When she was ten she began to play in ensembles with her brother. After winning first prize in the All Russian Mazur Competition of Ensembles, she began her performing career giving concerts in Russia, Germany, England and Monaco in different ensembles and as a soloist. As an acclaimed chamber musician, Maria was recognized as a member of a “Best Duet” at the Academy of Lausanne, in Switzerland as “Best Accompanist”, and as a laureate in the Maria Yudina International Music Competition in St-Petersburg. In 2010 Maria became a prize-winner in the International Duo Competition which took place in Sweden with her brother, Andrey, on violin.
If you would like to join the Music Society, please contact Theresa Cunliffe for any further queries on 041 504 2250. If you have queries about the concert, please contact Erika Bothma on 041 504 2974.
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