CSO Concertmaster Martin Riseley leads the orchestra on an exotic musical journey along the Silk Road.
He will also feature as soloist, performing Mozart’s Concerto for Violin in A major K. 219 and Tchaikovsky’s bittersweet Sérénade Mélancolique.
New Zealand violinist Martin Riseley won the TVNZ 1988 Young Musicians’ Competition and went on to study at Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay, where he completed Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees. He was subsequently Concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for fifteen years. He has played chamber music with some of the leading musicians of our time, including Pinchas Zukerman, Yo Yo Ma and John Kimura Parker.