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19 June 2022 PAGANINI: THE 24 CAPRICES The Bendoc Philharmonic

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2.30pm Sun 19 JUNE 2022
TWYFORD HALL – Beach St entrance

2 hours 20 minutes including 15 minute interval
Tickets $30/$25 (plus TryBooking ticket + credit card processing fee)
Afternoon tea on sale at interval $5 per head


International violinist Jonathon Glonek presents a rare marathon performance of the fiendishly difficult and spellbinding caprices of Niccolo Paganini, recognised as one of the hardest works for solo violin.

Adelaide-born, he began learning the violin at age 7 and toured Europe at age 12.  On the invitation of Kloss, the last assistant to Jascha Heifetz, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue serious musical studies and was awarded a scholarship to the University of California, where he studied with Russian violinist Alex Treger.  Further studies continued in Europe with Hungarian virtuoso Tibor Varga and Raymond Montoni.  Through the direct musical lineage of these celebrated artists and pedagogues Glonek was provided with a unique perspective encompassing on the philosophies of the great figures in 20th century string playing; Auer, Flesch, Casals and Ysaye.

After returning to Australia he took a job with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.  Jonathon is based in Thailand and is a guest lecturer in violin studies at Chulalongkorn University and known for his efforts in promoting young Thai musicians, and gives regular concerts and recitals.

As a performer Jonathon Glonek enjoys an unusually broad and flexible repertoire. He is recognized for his intense personal style in presenting dramatic and impactful accounts of these works. In the course of his performances he has attracted strong critical acclaim for live performances across the range of this repertoire from J.S. Bach, classical sonatas, the romantic virtuoso medium and 20th century works.

A dedicated scholar and academic he authored his first book Scales for the Violinist at the age of 26. He is also Lecturer in Violin studies at The Historic Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok; one of the oldest universities in SE Asia. He is the only western member of the faculty and maintains a class of gifted students selected by audition throughout Thailand.

Jonathon has performed the complete works for unaccompanied violin by J.S. Bach and the 24 Caprices of Paganini, the full cycle of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas and the top 20 concertos.

Jonathon has a special connection to our region in that he has a second home at Bendoc, in far northeast Gippsland, hence: The Bendoc Philharmonic.