Acclaimed French violinist to feature with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at Kirstenbosch
For Classical music lovers Sunday February 24 will be a very special Old Mutual Summer Sunset concert when the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by their principal guest conductor maestro Martin Panteleev, features internationally acclaimed French violinist Philippe Graffin. This will be the final concert of the Cape Town International Music Festival and promises to be a memorable afternoon.

Philippe Graffin’s individual style of playing and outstanding achievements have already placed him among the finest of French violinists. Having graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with a first prize at sixteen, he later studied with Prof Josef Gingold in Bloomington, Indiana and with Philipp Hirschhorn.

As concerto soloist, Philippe Graffin has performed with orchestras such as The Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Saarbrücken Philharmonie, the Residentie Orkest, Gothenburg Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra di Padova et del Veneto and St Petersburg Philharmonic.

The concert at Kirstenbosch will include popular classical works such as Rossini ‘s William Tell Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Overture Fantasy Romeo and Juliette, Mendelssohn’s Violin concerto, Sibelius’ Finlandia, Smetana’s The Moldau.

The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (RhodesDrive , Newlands, Cape Town) on Sundays from 17h30 – 19h00. Gates open at 16h00

For further information and ticket prices, please telephone 021 799 8783/8620 or visit the website www.sanbi.org or www.oldmutual.co.za/music. Tickets can be booked on www.webtickets.co.za

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