Conductor: Daniel Boico
Soloist: Petronel Malan (piano)
J S Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Mahler Symphony No. 1, “Titan”
Described by critics as “Dynamic, vigorous, exciting and imaginative – an undisputed star who combines magnetic charisma with a skilled technique”, Daniel Boico is Associate Guest Conductor of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a finalist and prizewinner at the Prokofiev, Pedrotti, and Cadaques International Conducting competitions; orchestras he has conducted include the New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Nürnberger Symphoniker, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony.
Petronel Malan’s career as recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician in major venues throughout the world was launched following five gold medals in 2000 at international piano competitions in the US, the grand prize in the 2000 Web Concert Hall Competition and gold medals in both the Grace Welsh Piano Competition and the Young Texas Artist Award. Born in South Africa, Ms Malan began lessons at age four, with her mother then Adolph Hallis, Joseph Stanford and Albie van Schalkwyk. She made her debut with the Johannesburg Symphony at the age of ten and subsequently won all major national competitions, before moving to the United States where she awarded two graduate degrees at the University of North Texas. Her teachers include Steven de Groote.
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Pre-concert talks before most symphony concerts at 19:15, open to ticket holders. Dress rehearsals usually at 11 am on concert days.