UK-based violinist Andrew Sherwood and Zimbabwe’s leading concert pianist, Jeanette Micklem, will present a classical music concert in Harare on Sunday, the latest recital hosted by Celebrity Subscription Concerts.
Sherwood previously performed in Harare when he adjudicated at the annual Eisteddfod in April last year.
He returned to conduct the National Musicamp, which ran from August 18 to 25, and is also performing for Celebs.
The programme selected for the performance includes Mozart’s Sonata no 37 K379 in G, Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s Sonata, Copland’s Hoe Down from Rodeo, D’Erlanger’s Tarantella, Kreisler’s The Doll’s Waltz and Poliakin’s The Canary.
Sherwood has performed in many parts of the world as conductor and violinist. Born in Kenya and educated in Zimbabwe, he started playing the violin as a teenager with the legendary Leo Birsen.
Sherwood then studied violin and composition at the Royal College of Music in London. For a brief period he taught at the Academy of Music in Bulawayo before returning to Britain where he joined the orchestra at Covent Garden and subsequently free-lanced in many British orchestras and led the Mercury Ensemble for Ballet Rambert. –– Own Correspondent.