Bomsori suffers from a malaise and cannot be on the island on Friday to perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto, op. 61


The Chinese violinist Ziyu He will be the guest soloist at this Friday's (3rd) concert of the Sinfónica de Tenerife, performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto, op.61. Ziyu He, who arrives on the island tomorrow (Wednesday 1), is making his debut in the orchestra's season due to the malaise of the South Korean Bomsori, who was scheduled to perform.

Ziyu He was one of the youngest soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic when he debuted with this world-class orchestra under the direction of Adam Fischer at the Musikverein in 2017 at the age of 17. A year earlier, he won the Salzburg International Mozart Competition and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition, and in 2014, he was named Eurovision Young Musician of the Year.

The Chinese violinist has performed, among others, with the Vienna, Beijing and Singapore Symphonies; the Philharmonics of China, Shanghai, Georgia, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Zagreb and Sofia; the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the RAI National Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts and the Orchestra della Toscana.

He has recently recorded works by Hans Werner Henze with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto, which he will perform on Friday at the Auditorio de Tenerife, Stravinsky's Concerto and Mozart's Concertante Symphony with conductor Hans Graf. Ziyu He has also given solo recitals at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. As violinist of the renowned Altenberg Trio, he regularly plays in their popular concert series at the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

Ziyu He began learning the violin at the age of five in his native China. At the age of 10, he was invited by Paul Roczek to study at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he completed his master's degree in violin in 2021 and a master's degree with distinction in viola in February 2023. He plays Antonio Stradivari's violin «ex Rouse-Boughton» from 1698, loaned by the National Bank of Austria, and a viola by Giuseppe Guadagnini from 1797, thanks to generous private sponsors.

In addition to Beethoven's Violin Concerto, this week's programme includes Bruckner's Ninth Symphony, a work that the honorary conductor of the Sinfónica de Tenerife, Víctor Pablo Pérez, described as " a reflection of life and death, showcasing passions, fears, doubts, and ultimately, life itself".

The tickets for this concert can be purchased until the day of the event on the website, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.