Pianist Daniel Kharitonov, the third-prize winner of the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Competition, will play in the second concert of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphony Season. Kharitonov, who is just 18 — he was 16 when he competed — will play Tchaikovsky’s "Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat Minor" under the direction of principal guest conductor Bernhard Gueller. The orchestra will also play the overture to Wagner opera Tannhäuser and Dvorák’s "Symphony No 8 in G Major". Kharitonov made a successful debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2013, and has since performed regularly with it in Russia, China and Italy. In 2013 he gave an electrifying performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the Musical Olympus International Festival’s gala concert. The Cape Town concert takes place at the city hall on Thursday August 31. Tickets are available from Computicket.

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