Avigail Bushakevitz – Violin Recital with Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano)

7 June 2012

Avigail Bushakevitz was born in Jerusalem (Israel) in 1988. She is currently studying violin with Sylvia Rosenberg at the Juilliard School of Music. In South Africa she studied under the guidance of Prof. Jack de Wet in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. She is the winner of the first prize in the UNISA National Strings Competition 2009. She was the only South African in the semi-finals of the 2nd UNISA International String Competition. In 2001 she was a finalist and category winner at the Sanlam Music Competition for Primary School Pupils. She has appeared numerous times as soloist in symphony concerts with various orchestras in South Africa. In 2002, 2004 and 2005 she was a finalist and winner of the strings category in the ABSA National Youth Music Competition. At the age of 16 she was the overall winner and youngest participant of the Huguenot Music Competition. In October 2006 Avigail won five prizes including 1st prize at the Unisa South African Music Scholarship Competition. Later that month she won the Pick 'n Pay/FMR music travel award, which enabled her to audition at, among other music institutions, the Juilliard School of Music. She regularly performs in recitals all over the country - often with her brothers, Benjamin and Ammiel.

Ammiel Bushakevitz was born in Jerusalem (Israel) in 1986. As recipient of the DAAD International Scholarship for Artists, he is currently studying under Phillip Moll at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig (Germany). Ammiel has given performances as soloist and chamber musician in centres like London, Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Zurich, Bonn, Turin, Hamburg, Milan and Bayreuth. He has appeared as soloist with every professional orchestra in South Africa, including the Cape Town Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Durban Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa. In addition to his studies in Leipzig, he also furthered his studies at the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien (Austria) and at the European Academy of Music and Arts in Montepulciano (Italy). He holds B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees in solo piano from the University of Pretoria (where he studied under Prof. Joseph Stanford). In 2008 Ammiel won the Unisa Music Scholarship Competition for Performers. Other competitions he has won, include the Musicon National Piano Competition (1st prize), the Philip Moore National Music Competition (1st prize) and the Lionel Bowman Beethoven Competition (1st prize).

Bartók – Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, Sz.76
Strauss - Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
Schubert - Sonata in A major, D.574
Lutoslawski - Partita
Wieniawski - Polonaise Brillante No. 2 in A major, Op. 21

R120 (adults), R80 (pensioners, students and learners)
R50 (block booking of 10+)
Tickets available at Computicket.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)

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