Autumn Concert

We invite you to join us for our Autumn concert featuring violinist Jonathan Mayer who will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

Our Wonderful conductor, Carel Henn, will once again hold the baton, and the members of the Rand Symphony Orchestra whilst playing for ‘The Love of Music’, will also be playing in the hopes of peace throughout the world.


  • Rimsky-Korsakov Easter Overture
  • Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (soloist Jonathan Mayer)
  • Mozart Symphony No 35 (‘The Haffner’)


  • Date: Sunday, 27 March 2022
  • Time: 15h30
  • Tickets:
    • Adults: R180
    • Pensioners:R150
    • Students/Scholars: R120
    • Children under 12: free

Online bookings are encouraged and can be made via Quicket. Click here to book .

Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the day. We are now able to accept credit card payments.

  • Venue:

Trinity House Randpark Ridge, 23 Knoppiesdoring Street, Randpark Ridge

About the soloist

Jonathan (27) has a Licentiate in Music Performance for Violin from ABRSM (2017). He started playing the violin in 2003, and plays on a Galea violin.

He began violin lessons in Durban with Atina Petrova, and in 2009, after moving to Johannesburg, started lessons with Irene Tsoniff. In 2015 Jonathan studied under Prof. Farida Bacharova at the University of Cape Town, and in 2016 returned to Johannesburg to continue his studies with Irene Tsoniff.

Jonathan attended the New Virtuosi International Violin Masterclass course in Italy 2014, studying under Russian violinist Professor Felix Andrievsky of the Royal College of Music; and England 2017, studying under violinists Professor Ani Schnarch of the Royal College of Music, and Yin Ke of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

The recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the runner-up to the finals of the UNISA national strings competition (2021), and finalist in the ATKV-Musiq (2017) and Artscape (2013).

He has performed throughout South Africa as a soloist including theKZNPO’s Young Performers 2009, the JPO’s Youth Concerto Festival 2010 and 2011, the South African Tattoo 2012 and 2013; the KZNPO National Youth Concerto Festival 2014; the South African National Youth Orchestra Britten Double Concerto for Violin and Viola 2016, and Kutlwano Masote’s Mediterranean Classics at Nirox 2017.

He has been concert master of several orchestras including the KZN Youth Orchestra guest appearance at the Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival 2009, and for the same Festival’s ‘Concert Orchestra 2009’; the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra 2010 to 2014, and concert master for the South African National Youth Orchestra at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown 2013.

Jonathan currently plays for the JPO as well as The JPO String Quartet. He regularly performs with numerous ensembles, orchestras and groups, across various musical genres, and contracts as a session musician.

Note on the programme.

This programme was decided on and put together last year, pre-dating the current conflict in Eastern Europe by more than six months. The Rand Symphony Orchestra is a Non-Profit Company, now registered as a PBO, who play together “For the Love of Music”. We have no political agenda. We cannot, at this proximity to the performance, move away from the exquisite works that were chosen then. These works in no way reflect any political ideals, but are exquisite music, which we know will bring peace of mind to those who listen to it.