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MASTERWORKS FOR VIOLIN
 
SARITA URANOVSKY (SA|USA), violin
HISAKO HIRATSUKA (Japan|USA), piano
SA Tour 2020

– Enjoyable to play, enjoyable to listen to
 
To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable."
Ludwig van Beethoven
 
Wednesday 26 August 19:00
 

“Sarita Uranovsky is in a class of her own… with self-assured ease, delivered a performance of the highest order where with harmonious sound and brilliant interpretation, performed with utmost precision.” Carl Fourie – The Argus (South Africa)

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Sarita Uranovsky has enjoyed an exceptionally active and diverse career as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher across the globe.

This recital presented at Brooklyn Theatre in collaboration with Hannie Hefer Promotions CC

Programme:

MendelssohnSonata in F major
I. Allegro vivace II. Adagio III. Assai vivace
Violin Sonata
I. Con moto II. Ballade. Con moto III. Allegretto IV. Adagio. Un poco più mosso
KreislerPraeludium and Allegro
Interval
BeethovenRomance in F major op. 50
FranckViolin Sonata in A major
I. Allegretto ben moderato II. Allegro III. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia
IV. Allegretto poco mosso

Ticketprices:

Wednesday 26 August 19:00

Block A (Adult) - R280   Block B (Adult) - R220
Block A (Senior (60+) / Student(21-) - R230   Block B (Senior (60+) / Student(21-) - R180

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Sarita Uranovsky has enjoyed an illustrious, worldwide career as soloist, chamber musician, teacher and music coach. She has appeared as soloist in 4 continents with performances ranging from central and southern Europe, across the US, Southern Africa and South America. Recent concert highlights include a tour to Costa Rica as soloist with the Tufts Symphony Orchestra and performance with Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra in New Hampshire. This upcoming season's highlights feature recitals at MIT Concert Series, the Tufts Sunday Concert Series and a performance of Beethoven violin concerto with conductor John Page and the Portsmouth Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Uranovsky will perform at numerous venues across the US with Montage Music Society, of which she is a founding member.

Ms. Uranovsky studied with Prof. Jack de Wet in South Africa, and later took up studies at the University of Miami as well as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music Performance degrees, Cum Laude. She received an Artist Diploma from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts where she currently resides.

A recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, Ms. Uranovsky holds teaching positions at both MIT and Tufts Universities in Massachusetts, and has been on the faculties of Saarburg and Vianden International Music Festivals as well as the Interharmony Music Festival.

Hisako Hiratsuka is a graduate of the Tokyo University of Arts and Music. She was a very active piano teacher in Japan prior to coming to the United States in 1989. She enjoys a fine reputation as a chamber music player and accompanist. Recently, she has been performing in recitals with her colleagues in the Baltimore, Washington, Maine, and Boston areas as well as in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kamakura, Japan. Her teachers include Victor Rosenbaum and Yasuko Tani, a former professor at the Tokyo University of Arts and Music.

SARITA URANOVSKY – Biography with references

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Sarita Uranovsky has enjoyed an exceptionally active and diverse career as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and teacher across the globe.

She held positions of Concertmaster with Orchestra Geminiani de Fallonica (Italy), the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. A founding member and violinist of MONTAGE Music Society, she can be heard on Montage Music Society’s “Starry Night Project” released on MSR Classics and has recorded and broadcast for both the BBC and SABC as well as appearing on numerous recordings for BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project).

Ms. Uranovsky can be heard performing regularly in groups around Boston including Boston Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, the Cantata Singers, BMOP, Boston Pops and Emmanuel music. She performed regularly for Sir Yehudi Menuhin's "Live Music Now!" Scheme while in the United Kingdom and appeared as first violinist of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Quartet in concert for HRH Prince Charles, HRH Princess Anne and at the church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields.

Ms. Uranovsky is the recipient of numerous awards including the Ellie Marx Memorial and Du Toit van Tonder Scholarships and was silver medallist and University of Natal Prize winner at the SASOL Music Competition (South Africa). She was awarded an Audrey Macklin Bursary (England) from the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and won the prestigious Governors Recital Prize at the RSAMD as well as the Ian D Watt and Dunbar Gerber Prizes (Scotland) for violin and piano duo.

An avid teacher, Ms. Uranovsky is on the music faculty at Tufts University, the MIT Emerson Scholarship Program and maintains a private teaching studio. She has been on the faculty of the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxenbourg and the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany. A highlight during the 2014/15 season was a performance of the Beethoven violin concerto with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Ms. Uranovsky holds an Artist Diploma from Boston University and a Bachelors (with Honours) and Masters (with Distinction) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.