Michael Barenboim embarks this week on a tour to the southern hemisphere, making his debut both in New Zealand and the Eastern Territory of Australia, following his first appearance in the country in 2014, at the Perth Festival of the Arts.
Michael starts the tour in Auckland, New Zealand performing Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on 7 April, under the direction of Johannes Fritzsch. The concert is broadcast live by Radio NZ Concert.
The tour then moves to Australia for a series of solo recitals across three different cities. On 10 April at the Ngeringa Cultural Centre in Adelaide, he performs a programme of Boulez’s Anthèmes I, Bach’s Partita No.2 and Violin Sonata No.1 and Bartók’s Violin Sonata. Michael then proceeds to Melbourne where, on 12 April, he presents an all-Bach programme at the Melbourne Recital Centre, including the same works he performed in Adelaide as well as the Violin Partita No.3 and Violin Sonata No.3. The tour ends in Sydney on 17 April at the Sydney Opera House, where Michael repeats the same programme from Adelaide, as part of the Sydney Opera House’s Utzon Recital Series.
Throughout the tour Michael takes part in a number of educational activities and presents masterclasses with students from high school to college level, including a project with the Sydney Youth Orchestra.