Conductor: Daniel Boico
Soloist: Alexander Gilman
Khachaturian Waltz from Masquerade
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Bartòk Concerto for Orchestra
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.
After giving his first solo concert at age seven in Munich, Alexander Gilman has now performed in the most renowned concert halls all over the world collaborating with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, David Zinman, Bernard Haitink, Perry So. He is regularly invited to major international music festivals as a soloist, chamber musician and lecturer. His CDs include the Carmen Fantasy by Waxman and the Theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams, recorded with the CPO and Perry So. This received the prestigious Diapason d´Or award. Born in Germany in 1982, Gilman graduated from the Academy of Music in Cologne and has won many competitions in Europe. He plays a Ferdinando Gagliano violin (1795) and is a teaching assistant at the University of Zurich.
Tickets from R230 to R90 (platform, unreserved.) Student and senior citizens R90 if still available 30 min before concert at the door. Bookings open on 27 January at Computicket: 0861 915 8000 or Artscape dial-a-seat: 021 421 7695
Pre-concert talks before most symphony concerts at 19:15, open to ticket holders. Dress rehearsals usually at 11 am on concert days.