Conductor: Daniel Boico

Soloists: David Nebel (violin), Daniele Akta (cello),        Alexander Gilman (violin)

Respighi   Trittico Botticelliano

Waxman   Carmen Fantasy

Sarasate   Navarra for Two Violins and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rocco Theme

Rachmaninov/Respighi Cinq Etudes-Tableaux

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.

Violinist David Nebel, born in 1996 and acclaimed by The Strad for his “breathtaking rendition of Ernst’s Othello Fantasy”, started to play violin at the age of five, studying from 2003 to 2009 at the Conservatory of Zürich. When he was 9, he won the Swiss Youth Music Competition (with honours) and gave a recital at the Tonhalle in Zürich. He later studied in Ticino, Vienna and Graz and now with Alexander Gilman.

Born in Israel on 29 August 2002  into a family of musicians, Danielle Akta began to play the cello at age 4. An active soloist from an early age, she performed with the Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov,  the Israel Philharmonic, and several other others in Georgia, Russia and Israel as well as at Verbier with the LGT Young Soloists. She has won several competitions and is a student of Frans Helmerson at the Barenboim-Said Music Academy in Berlin.

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.

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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.

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