From Sting to Sibelius – violinist Andrew Haveron

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THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra has scored a coup in securing top Englsih violinist, Andrew Haveron, who will be making his Australian concerto debut with a performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, part of the orchestra’s tribute to the Finnish composer in his 150th anniversary year.

Andrew Haveron, photo Paul Muir
Andrew Haveron, photo Paul Muir

Recently appointed concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony, Haveron has in the past led orchestras like the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

As first violinist with the Brodsky Quartet Andrew has even collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Björk, Paul McCartney and Sting.

“I made my concerto debut playing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto when I was 15 years old and I have been playing it frequently ever since, yet every time I come back to it I find myself changing my ideas about it,” Haveron says. “Its technical challenges haven’t diminished whatsoever, perhaps the opposite, but I feel that I can play this piece as a musician and not just a ‘violin operative’.”

Nicholas Milton conducting
Nicholas Milton conducting

Livewire  CSO chief conductor and artistic director, Nicholas Milton, has prepared a program of huge contracst, with which spans the breadth of European musical tradition, with Kodály’s ‘Dances of Galánta’ capturing the energetic spirit of the Romany musical tradition and the Fourth symphony of Brahms promising a powerful conclusion to an evening of inspired orchestral music.

CSO Llewellyn Series 15.3: BRAHMS, Llewellyn Hall, August 19, 20, 7.30pm, bookings to ticketek.com.au

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