The Johannesburg Musical Society’s 2007 season is now well under way, with Russian pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski presenting the second concert in the series. Johannesburgers have an opportunity to hear this brilliant young musician – winner of the Gina Bachuaer Competition and the Hilton Head International Competition, and a top prize-winner at other prestigious competitions such as the Naumberg – on Saturday, 3rd of March at 20h00 in the Linder Auditorium, Parktown.
Although still in his 20s, Konstantin Soukhovetski has performed in halls such as the Louvre Museum in Paris and Carnegie Hall in New York. In fact, at his Johannesburg recital, he will play the very same programme which he played recently in New York’s Alice Tully Hall – a programme that brought the audience to its feet! The programme comprises a selection from Tchaikovsky’s’ The Seasons, Seven Dolls’ Dances’ by Shostakovich, Scriabin’s ‘Third Piano Sonata’, music by Philip Glass from ‘The Hours’ (the composer was Oscar-nominated for this film score, and Mr Soukhovetski will talk to the audience about the music and why it means so much to him) and Schumann’s grandly passionate Sonata in F# Minor.
Booking is at Computicket. Tickets will be available on the day at the Linder box office from about 18h45.