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Boico & Margullis
18.08.2018 19.30 - 21.30
Odeion - Bloemfontein
Symphony Concert


Margulis The graceful violinist Alissa Margulis will be the soloist and conductor Daniel Boico will be on the podium for the third symphony concert of this year.

The programme comprises of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, the beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1 (Bruch) and Schubert’s Symphony no 6.

Daniel Boico was born in Israel to musician parents and raised in both Paris and the United States as his father, Fima Boico, was concertmaster of Orchestra de Paris and the second violinist of the Fine Arts Quartet. Boico was initially trained as a singer before joining the class of legendary Russian conducting professor Ilya Musin at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. He has extensive experience in music administration, planning and programming, having worked as Manager of Artistic Administration of the New York Philharmonic, and as executive assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra as well as for Chicago Symphony.

Alissa Margulis was born in Freiburg, Germany, into a family of Russian musicians. At the age of four she started to learn the violin and the piano with Prof. Wolfgang Marschner. She made her first public appearance at the age of seven with the Budapest Soloists. At the age of ten she won the first prize at the Spohr Youth Competition and at the German national competition Jugend Musiziert within the same year. She is a regular guest at international classical music festivals, and a privileged chamber music player who performs with a Guadagnini Violin dated 1754, a private loan from Jonathan Moulds.

Alissa is an accomplished musician with numerous awards like the Pro Europa Prize awarded by Daniel Barenboim in Berlin (2002) and the Nouveau Laureat du Festival Juventus in Cambrai (2004).

 Tickets to the concert are available from Computicket outlets as follows:

Adults R150, Pensioners, UFS staff and block bookings of 10 and more people R100, Children 3 to 18 years R50




The Odeion is an intimate theatre on the campus of the University of the Free State with ideal accoustics for chamber music and symphony concerts.