ROHM to present ‘And Now Mozart’ on Feb 18

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The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) will present family programme And Now Mozart on Saturday at 4pm.

The hilarious concert brings classical music crashing into the 21st century, with German-Russian violinist, Aleksey Igudesman and British-Korean pianist, Hyung-ki Joo engaging in all sorts of crazy antics while doing full justice to the music they play, stated a press release.

Igudesman and Joo met when they both were students at Yehudi Menuhin’s elite school for gifted young musicians. They were just 12 years old. In that moment they could not have imagined that they would one day take the world by storm as theatrical performers.

Igudesman and Joo have become masterful, virtuosic musicians so accomplished that they can play backwards and upside down or while talking, singing or dancing – without missing a beat. They use theatrical humour to create excitement about classical music and introduce it to contemporary audiences as neither boring nor outdated, but a wonderful, rich and inspirational form of entertainment.

Igudesman and Joo have performed with chamber and symphony orchestras on many of the world’s best stages, as well as appearing on television in numerous countries. Their clips on YouTube have gone viral with over 35mn hits to date. Their aim is to make classical music accessible to all and especially to younger generations.

In 2004, Igudesman and Joo presented their first big show with the intriguing title, A Little Nightmare Music.

This was the beginning of a spectacular career. Many of the biggest names in classical music, including luminaries such as Joshua Bell, have participated in their shows. The New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed with Igudesman and Joo in separate editions of their follow-up production, BIG Nightmare Music .

For further information and booking, visit ROHM website www.rohmuscat.org.om

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