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Dear Music Lovers

On Saturday 27th April, the Cape Town Concert Series will feature an Extra concert with pianist Daniel Kharitonov who will celebrate the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

Kharitonov sprang to fame when he won Bronze Medal in the 15th Tchaikovsky International Competition- arguably one of the most demanding competitions in the world. What brings wonder and magic to this achievement, is that he was only 15 at the time. His programme explores the first mature set of masterpieces by his compatriot Rachmaninoff: the Six Moments Musicaux Op.16, where the composer waves a firm but gentle goodbye to the Chopin-inspired romanticism of his early works, in order to embrace the steely new Russian Virtuoso which he was becoming. Kharitonov will balance the Russian composer-pianist’s works with Chopin, the very composer-pianist by whom Rachmaninov was so inspired. The 12 Études Op.25 provide the litmus test for any pianist: flawless technique has to be employed, to elevate these Études to the works of poetry they were intended to be. Held in the heart between these two towering challenges, will be two of Chopin’s most famous Nocturnes.

For more on the programme you can go Inside the Concert with Albert Combrink.

The concert starts at 3pm in the Baxter Concert Hall and tickets are still available from Webtickets. You can also book at Webtickets to see Daniel play Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto nr 1 with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday 25th April at the City Hall.

We look forward to welcoming you once again to the Cape Town Concert Series. If you have any queries, do let us know.

Kind regards
Louise Howlett
Cape Town Concert Series
084 682 1337