The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society is delighted to invite you to a musical celebration marking the end of a successful 2017/2018 season, to a chamber orchestra concert featuring soloist and leader Ofer Falk (violin) and European Sinfonietta.
The concert is sponsored by Turicum Private Bank, Gibraltar Asset Management and Mr. Henry Reid.
The concert will take place at the Convent Ballroom on 19th June 2018 commencing at 9:00pm.
‘Falk’s touch is as soft as silk’ London Evening Standard
OFER FALK violinBorn in Israel in 1967, Ofer Falk studied with the legendary pedagogue Ilona Feher in Tel-Aviv and later with Professor Dora Schwarzberg in Vienna.
Awarded scholarships as a student by the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, he went on to win numerous prizes in international competitions including the Henryk Szerying special prize (1993) and top prizes in the Tchaikovsky 10th International Competition in Moscow (1994) and Montreal International Violin Competition (1995).
Now one of Britain’s most respected soloists and chamber musicians Ofer has appeared with many of the major Israeli orchestras and orchestras in Britain and abroad. Following his debut performance with the English Chamber Orchestra in February 2003 he was immediately re-invited for subsequent performances both in the UK, Europe and America. He has performed concertos in all the main London venues including the Barbican, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Saint Martin in the Fields and the Purcell Room. His many performances in Russia include concerts in the Bolshoi and Maly Theatres in Moscow.
In 2017, he gave the first performance of the Lange-Muller violin concerto with the Orchestra dell’Arte, and further performances are planned for the UK and Germany. Recent recitals have taken him across the UK and Europe and many of his concerts have been broadcast for radio and television, including the BBC, German Radio-Berlin, Israeli Radio and Television, Russian State Radio and Television and Canadian Radio (CBC).
Ofer is currently professor of Violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. He also gives annual masterclasses at the Uzmah festival in Croatia.
Ofer plays on a 1661 violin by Nicolò Amati of Cremona.
W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
W.A. Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
A. Borodin Nocturne
B. Bartók Romanian Dances
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