Brooklyn Theatre Chamber Society
Chamber Society
Sunday 29 October 15:00

Zanta Hofmeyr and Miro Chakaryan will perform violin duos by José White Lafitte, Henryk Wieniawski, Pablo de Sarasate, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jean-Marie Leclair, Johan Halvorsen, Maurice Moszkowski. The pianist to perform with them is Laetitia Orlandi. This is a joyful occasion for these three musicians to perform together and they look forward to sharing the event with their audience.

Two Violinists


1. Sonata no. 5 in e minor for two violinsJean Marie Leclair 1697 - 1764
Allegro ma poco
Gavotta gracioso - Andante
2. Konsertcaprice on Nordic melodiesJohan Halvorsen (1864 - 1935)
3. Suite Op. 71Maurice Moszkowski
Allegro energico(1854 - 1925)
Allegro moderato
Lento assai
Molto vivace
4. Three piecesDmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Tranquillo, molto leggiero
5. Four Etudes - caprices op. 18Henryk Wieniawski (1835 - 1880)
Moderato - Allegro moderato
Allegro moderato
Tempo di saltarella, ma non troppo
6. La Bella cubanaJose White (1836 - 1918)
7. Navarra Op. 33Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908)

Ticket prices:

Sunday 29 October 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R150   Block B (Adult) - R125
Block A (Senior) - R125   Block B (Senior)- R100
Children/Student/Scholar - R90  
10% Discount on block bookings  


Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park


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Background on artists


Zanta Hofmeyr was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and graduated from the Juilliard School in New York. She studied with Dorothy Delay and Hyo Kang, Vincent Fritelli, Eva Jeskova and Masao Kawasaki. She performed her New York debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1985 as winner of the Artists International competition. She has performed in the USA, UK, Netherlands, Malta, Namibia and South Africa.

Zanta is the eldest of eight children and at the age of 14 she gave her first solo performance with orchestra playing Wieniawski concerto in d minor. She regularly appears as soloist with orchestras in South Africa. She supports South African composers and gave South African premieres of ‘Raptus’ and ‘Nelle mani d’Damduscias’ by Hendrik Hofmeyr as well as works byJeanne Zaidel-Rudoph, Stefans Grové and British composer Richard Pantcheff.

In 2016 she performed the 10 Beethoven Sonatas in South Africa and the USA. She has done numerous such projects presenting full cycles of sonatas for violin and piano.

Chamber music is an important part of her performing career and she is a member of the Wits Trio who recently performed all the Brahms piano trios at the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, SA. She has been on the faculty of the KInhaven Music Festival in Vermont, USA and the International Chamber Music Festival in Stellenbosch and the Gauteng Chamber Music Festival in Pretoria.

Zanta is committed to supporting young talent. She acted as adjudicator in the Rudolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Italy in 2016. She currently teaches at the University of Pretoria and serves as patron of the Thabang ka Mmino music project in Soweto, SA. Zanta has several recordings to her name as well as a rose named after her.


Miroslav Chakaryan was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and comes from a family of musicians. His father was the principal viola of the Bulgarian Radio Orchestra. Miro started with violin lessons at the age of six, and made his first public appearance at the age of nine, playing concertos by Vivaldi and Bach.

He graduated from the Sofia school of music in 1984, and then entered the National Conservatoire in Sofia, from which he graduated in 1990 with B. Mus. in performance and teaching. During his studies he was the winner of several prizes. Since 1982, he has been performing regularly as a soloist, and has worked with the best Bulgarian orchestras and chamber groups, touring Europe, America and the Far East.

He came to South Africa in 1991 on a 2 year contract as leader of the Bophuthatswana Chamber Orchestra. At the same time he was a violin teacher at the International School of Bophuthatswana. At the end of this contract, he moved to Johannesburg where he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently he was appointed assistant concertmaster in 1995. During this time he was involved in chamber music, solo performances, and recordings for the SABC, for which he received high recognition.

After the demise of the National Symphony Orchestra, he became one of the founding members of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), and has been concertmaster of the JPO since 2001. Here again he has been a soloist on numerous occasions.