The Pharos Arts Foundation will present a viola and piano recital on Wednesday at the Shoe Factory in Nicosia with one of the most outstanding violists
in the world and resident artist of the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival Diemut Poppen, together with the exceptional young pianist Pallavi Mahidhara.
These were whittled down to five finalists, performing concerti to a distinguished jury of great violists
, all accompanied after minimal rehearsal time by the amazingly professional Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra under the courteous and unflappable baton of Jamie Phillips, himself a music student not so long ago.
Head of Strings at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Louise Lansdown, said: "The students will be opening our major international viola competition named after one of South Africa's greatest violists
and I know he would be immensely proud of what the youngsters from Soweto have achieved as part of their studies with ARCO.
The renowned Italian jazz musician Luca Aquino (trumpet) led the ensemble with mastery: Natalino Marchetti (accordion), Sergio Casale (flute) and Jordanian National Orchestra ensemble with Anna Maria Matuszczak (violinist), Bassem al Jaber (contrabassist), Brad Broomfield (percussionist), Vardan Petrosyan (violists
) and Laurentiu Baciu (oboist), and the violist
Christopher Jenkins performed together the vibrant music.
Lawrence Power, one of Britain's foremost violists
, will also be returning to the venue this autumn while one of the world's leading period instrument quartets, the London Haydn Quartet, will be making their debut there.
The student violinists, violists
, cellists and pianists have been following an intensive daily schedule focusing on chamber music and individual development with a faculty that has national and international concert experience.
The degree program required that she play with the University Symphony - which, as it happened, needed violists
The end of the eighteenth century saw an increase in violas and violists
in America, largely fueled by the dominance of the string quartet and the symphony as instrumental forms.
One of the great violists
and musicians of modern times, a clarinetist to be treasured and a pianist whose previous visits have left no-one in doubt as to his ability .
At the Bowl, the young and gifted include several string players, including violinists Jonathan Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violists
Nicholas Cords and Max Mandel, cellist Mike Block and double-bassist DaXun Zhang.
Type of participants: Violinists, violists
, cellists, bassists and pianists.
516), in 1787, you needed five people to perform it--two violinists, two violists
and a cellist.