National Celebrations Concert 4th September 2015

The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society, organisers of the National Celebrations Classical Concert on behalf of the Gibraltar Government, is pleased to announce the details for this year’s concert, which will be held on Friday 4th September 2015 at 8pm at St Michael’s Cave.

Guy Braunstein, violin / conductor
Gili Schwarzman, flute
The European Symphony Orchestra

The programme includes
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in A major KV219
M. Bruch: Romance for flute and orchestra Op 85
F. Mendelssohn – Bartholdy: Symphony No 3 Op 56 “Scottish”

Violinist Guy Braunstein was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and studied the violin under the guidance of Chaim Taub and later in New York with Glenn Dicterow and Pinchas Zuckerman.
He started performing as an international soloist and a chamber musician at a young age and has since played with the Israel Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Bamberg Symphony, Copenhagen Radio and Frankfurt Radio Orchestras, as well as the Philharmonica de la Scala, Berliner Philharmoniker and many others. Guy was the youngest person to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2000, a position which heralded his debut as an orchestral member. He retired from this position at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Internationally acclaimed flutist Gili Schwarzman has performed around the globe as a soloist with orchestras such as the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Berliner Camerata, the Valencia Symphony, the Potsdam Chamber Orchestra, The Hulencourt Soloists in Brussles, North Netherlands Orchestra, Trier Philharmonic and Sofia Philharmonic among many others. Apart from touring as a soloist Gili Schwarzman is also an avid chamber musician. She regularly enjoys collaborating with some of the leading musicians of our times, and appear on some of the most renowned stages in Europe- Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, Mozerteum Salzburg, Berlin Philharmonie, and Hamburg Laeiszhalle, to name a few.

A Society’s spokesman commented, “We are very proud that Guy Braunstein and Gili Schwarzman with the European Symphony Orchestra have accepted our invitation and will open the 2015/2016 Philharmonic Society’s season with a wonderful selection of music. Both world renowned musicians, partners in the life and on stage, guarantee an evening full of profound music making.”

Tickets priced at £20 are available from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and at The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or directly from the Society by telephone on + 350 200 72134. A limited number of tickets at £10 available to senior citizens and students via the John Macintosh Hall at 308 Main Street. Further information available from tel.: + 350 200 72134 or

Ticket price includes a return shuttle service from the Public Market and opposite the Cable Car as from 6:30pm.