26th April 2023
The Bardi return to De Montfort Hall on Sunday 14th May with a concert of classical favourites from Bruch, Beethoven and Weber.
Alongside Beethoven’s Sixth ‘Pastoral’ Symphony and Weber’s Oberon Overture, the Orchestra will be performing Bruch’s ever-popular Violin Concerto No.1. To perform the concerto, the Bardi are delighted to welcome international soloist Zoë Beyers.
South-African born Zoë has established a reputation as one of the finest and most versatile violinists based in the UK, and performs worldwide as soloist, chamber musician, director and orchestral leader. In 2020 she was appointed Leader of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Zoë appears regularly as guest leader of the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, the CBSO, the Philharmonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Nacional de España at the invitation of Maestro Juanjo Mena.
Since 2017, Zoë has been the concertmaster of the English Symphony Orchestra, collaborating closely with them as director and soloist. As a chamber musician Zoë appears with the Hebrides Ensemble, Nash Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the London Sinfonietta. She has recently joined the renowned Dante Quartet as their first violinist. Zoë has a passionate interest in education, teaching at the Birmingham Conservatoire and coaching violinists and ensembles at the start of their careers. She is proud to be involved in ARCO, a distance learning collaboration between Birmingham Conservatoire and students in deprived areas of South Africa. You can find out more about Zoë on her website www.zoebeyersviolin.com.
Photograph: Gail Secker
BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO
with international soloist and leader of the BBC Philharmonic Zoë Beyers
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO.6 ‘PASTORAL’
Sunday 14 May 3pm
DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER