Alexander Ramm, the acclaimed young Russian cellist, will give an eagerly-anticipated recital with pianist Bryan Wallick for the Knysna Music Society (KMS) on Monday 3 June. Starting at 19h30, the event is part of the 2019 Knysna Plett Concert Series.
The programme will feature performances of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in G minor Op 5; Britten’s Suite No 1 in G Major for Cello Op 72; a chamber music arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra Op 62; and Chopin’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor Op 65.
Currently touring South Africa, Alexander Ramm was born in Vladivostok in 1998, and studied at the Moscow Conservatory and the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. He remains the only Russian national finalist and laureate of the most prestigious, Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki.
Regarded as one of the finest American virtuosi of his generation, Bryan Wallick was Gold medalist of the 1997 Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, and in South Africa he has built up a large following of admirers.
Open to existing KMS members, as well as new subscribers, who can take out pro-rata membership for the rest of the year before the performance, the concert is also open to the members of the public. The latter may purchase individual tickets at the door from 18h45, R150 (adults) and R50 (scholars). Seating is unreserved. The Knysna Plett Concert Series is held in the Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Fichat Street, next to Knysna High School..