Catch Amanda Forsyth at the Baxter Concert Hall

AMANDA FORSYTH AND ANNALINE BALLAMANDA Forsyth will be performing at the Baxter Concert Hall in Cape Town at 8 pm on Saturday, March 19.

The daughter of composer Malcolm Forsyth, Amanda left South Africa at two years of age and began playing the cello at the age of three. She became a protégé of William Pleeth in London and later studied with Harvey Shapiro at the Juilliard School in New York and with Lynn Harrell in Los Angeles.

Amanda is a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician appearing with orchestras and chamber music festivals worldwide. She and her husband, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, appear frequently together, but she has also collaborated with artists such as Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, Garrick Ohlsson, Jon Kimura Parker, Yefim Bronfman, Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, and Louis Lortie.

In 2013 Amanda visited South Africa to reconnect with her family and birthplace, and she returns for a series of concerts in the Cape including this exclusive recital especially for the Cape Town Concert Series.

She will be joined by pianist Annaline Ball who last performed for the Concert Series with violinist Phillipe Graffin in 2012.

The programme will include: Louie’s Bringing the Tiger down the Mountain;  Forsyth’s Pops Cycle; Schumann’s Adagio & Allegro;  De Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole; and Prokofiev’s Sonata.

Tickets are R150 and can be booked at Computicket – phone 0861 915 8000. For more information contact


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