Violinist Misha Simonyan To Perform At Mozart Festival


November 12, 2011 – 11:09 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The 4th Johannesburg International Mozart Festival
(JIMF) will take place from January 27 to February 19, 2012 in
Johannesburg, Artslink reports.

Originally organized in 2006 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday, the Johannesburg International
Mozart Festival has developed into a highly successful and well-loved
annual classical music event.

Highlights on the 2012 program of performances include distinguished
young South African artists such as Shannon Mowday, and Quattro Fusion,
with previous Standard Bank Young Artist award winners Melanie Scholtz
and Samson Diamond performing with Melvin Peters and Godfrey Mgcina.

A number of high-caliber international artists join their South
African colleagues, to make music and inspire a younger generation
of musicians. Coming from the UK is Brazilian Cristina Ortiz, whose
natural musicality and masterful craftsmanship have ensured her a
place among the most respected pianists in the world. Throughout her
extensive career she has performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker,
Wiener Philharmoniker, and the Chicago Symphony, Philharmonia and
Royal Concertgebouw orchestras amongst many others. Other renowned
musicians featured include conductor Kristjan Jarvi, Swiss recorder
virtuoso Maurice Steger, New York-based Armenian Violinist Misha
Simonyan, German/Japanese Solo Violinist Mirijam Contzen, Italian
flautist Massimo Mercelli, and French organist Daniel Roth.