Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Multi-Award Winning Star Violinist Pinchas Zukerman in Recital at UNISA

Charl van Heyningen of Charl van Heyningen Enterprises today announced that legendary violinist, Pinchas Zukerman, accompanied by his wife, pre-eminent South African born Canadian cellist Amanda Forsyth and joined by pianist Angela Cheng will be in recital at the ZK Matthews Great Hall, Unisa, Pretoria for one concert only on Sunday, 31 August at 4pm. Bookings are open at Computicket ...

Born in Tel Aviv in 1948, Pinchas Zukerman settled in America in 1962 where he studied at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian. He has been awarded the Medal of Arts, the Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence and was appointed as the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative's first instrumentalist mentor in the music discipline. Pinchas Zukerman's extensive discography contains over 100 titles, and has earned him 21 GRAMMY Award nominations and two awards. Mr Zukerman’s international acclaim of several decades also extends to the conductor’s podium. Playing an instrument or conducting, critics and music-lovers the world over rave at the musical prowess of this humble artist.

Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa. The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.

Before the concert at Unisa, Zukerman and Forsyth will undertake a short tour to the Cape where they will perform 3 concerts commencing on 19 August at Stellenbosch University’s Endler Hall at 8pm accompanied by the SAMA winning Stellenbosch University Camerata. Then at 8pm on 22 and 23 August the duo will perform Malcolm Forsyth’s Elektra Rising for cello and orchestra as well as Bruch’s famous violin concerto with the University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra in the Cape Town City Hall and the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch respectively. Whilst Mr Zukerman will conduct Elektra Rising, he will also appear as soloist in the Bruch under the baton of resident music director, Corvin Matei.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the musical genius of Pinchas Zukerman together with Amanda Forsyth and Angela Cheng in Pretoria this August. To avoid disappointment, book now at Computicket. Ticket prices range from R350 (pensioners) to R450 and further information can be obtained at

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