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SOSL’s Young Soloists Concert

Jul 23, 2011 3:38:54 PM - thesundayleader.lk


The Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloists’ concert will be held on July 30 at the Ladies’ College Hall.  This concert, conducted by Eshantha Peiris, features outstanding young violinist Mandhira de Saram performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto number five.

The SOSL’s Young Soloists’ concert is once again sponsored by HSBC. The “World’s Local Bank” has been living up to its slogan by actively supporting the country’s talented young musicians for the last 15 years. The SOSL’s determination and desire to contribute to the multi-culture of Sri Lanka depends on such dedicated and magnanimous sponsors.

Mandhira completed her degree at the University of Oxford with first class honours. She was the leader of several orchestras and chamber groups and also held an Oxford Philomusica Orchestra Award.

‘Her well sustained brilliance of tone, clarity of expression and dazzling technique commanded the attention of the audience like a magnet. Here, clearly, is a star in the making’ (Oxford Times).

Mandhira works professionally as a freelance violinist appearing as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral violinist around the UK and abroad. She is the founding member of the recently formed Ligeti Quartet (www.ligetiquartet.com), a string quartet which is devoted to promoting 20th and 21st century music and which also specialises in improvisation and multimedia projects.

In the 2011-12 season, Mandhira has scheduled tours in the USA, India, China and Hong Kong and performances within the UK including the Music at Wotton series, Cadogan Hall and The Forge, Camden, and a busy schedule with her string quartet.

Mandhira performs Mozart’s “Turkish” violin concerto, the best loved of his five violin concertos.  This concerto is described as one that “captivates us with its matchless elegance of conception and execution, the suavity of its orchestration, and its luxurious delight in pure melody.”

The Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka will open the evening’s programme with Beethoven’s dramatic Coriolan Overture and will conclude the concert with Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony, arguably the most popular of his 104 numbered Symphonies.

Tickets and Box plan are at Titus Stores, Liberty Plaza.