Thursday - 20:00
The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society is delighted to invite you to a Violin recital featuring violinist Guy Braunstein and pianist Ohad Ben-Ari on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 8:00pm at the Convent Ballroom.
Violinist Guy Braunstein was born in Tel Aviv and studied under the guidance of Chaim Taub and later in New York with Glenn Dicterow and Pinchas Zuckerman. He started performing as an international soloist and a chamber musician at a young age and has since performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. His chamber music collaborations have included projects with Issac Stern, András Schiff, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Pollini, Yefim Bronfman, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Mitsuko Uchida and Angelika Kirschlager to name a few.
He was the youngest person ever to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2000, a position he held for twelve years before leaving to pursue his solo career.
Highlights of the 2016/17 season include concerto performances with Danish National Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Bournemouth Symphony, Noord Nederlands Orkest and Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro di Fenice amongst others. Guy is increasingly in demand as a conductor and next season will conduct orchestras including Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Trondheim Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker and Lahti Symphony. Guy will also perform chamber music and recitals throughout Europe.
Guy plays a rare violin made by Francesco Roggieri in 1679.
Israeli born pianist Ohad Ben-Ari performed at age 12 with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. The following year he was already enrolled as a student at the Tel-Aviv University, where he studied piano with the legendary Pnina Salzman and composition with Joseph Dorfman. Ohad has won numerous top prizes at international competitions, among them the ARD Competition (Munich) and the coveted Arthur Rubinstein Master Competition (Tel-Aviv). As a result, he received many invitations to appear as soloist with orchestras around the world.
The programme will feature compositions for violin and piano by W.A. Mozart,
L. van Beethoven, P. Sarasate, E. Elgar, P.I. Tchaikovsky