Saturday 21 June 2014
Guest conductor Andrew Baatz took the baton for this concert featuring soloist Menachem Rozin.
Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 ‘Italian’
Menachem Rozin was born in 1995 in Israel and began to study piano when he was eight. Within three years he was giving performances with professional orchestras in Israel, and in 2007 he performed in Moscow and Kazakhstan. In 2008 Maxim Vengerov brought him, together with three young violinists, to London for a concert at the Great Hall, Lincoln’s Inn. He joined the Yehudi Menuhin School later that year, where he is studying with Ruth Nye, and has played in a large number of concerts given by the school as soloist and accompanist. He has toured Scotland on three occasions with a group from the school, and in 2010 he gave several performances of Howard Ferguson’s Piano Concerto with the orchestra, including the Thaxted and Shipley Festivals. He has performed at Wigmore Hall, Champs Hill (Sussex), Menuhin Festival (Gstaad) and Burgh House (London), and in 2012 he played live on Radio 3 ‘In Tune’.