Making his debut in Cape Town, Bulgarian-born American maestro Rossen Milanov is joined by solo cellist Gary Hoffman.
An experienced opera and ballet conductor, Rossen Milanov is music director of the Columbus, Chautauqua and Princeton Symphony Orchestras in America and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain. He has collaborated with some of the world’s preeminent artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, and André Watts. Over his eleven-year tenure with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Milanov has been conducting more that 200 performances. His passion for new music has resulted in numerous world premieres of works by composers such as Derek Bermel, Mason Bates, Caroline Shaw, Phillip Glass, Richard Danielpour, Nicolas Maw, and Gabriel Prokofiev, among others.
After winning the Premier Grand Prix of the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986, Gary Hoffman embarks on an international career, appearing with the world’s most noted orchestras, in major recital and chamber music series and at prestigious festivals. In 2011 he is appointed Maître en Résidence for cello at the prestigious Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. He is a regular guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, and is a much sought-after chamber partner.
The concert is being presented by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO).
Founded in 1914, the CPO is financially and culturally sustainable, attracting some of the leading international artists of our time. A multi-functional orchestra, the CPO delivers a world-class orchestral service to all communities in the region, participating in festivals and concerts across all genres of music.
Venue: City Hall, Darling St, CBD, Cape Town
Time: Pre-concert talk at 7.15pm | Concert starts 8pm
Cost: R135 – R350