An emotional Russian revelation at Christ Church

Expect a very emotional performance from Russian violinist Alissa Margulis at Christ Church Constantia on Sunday February 2.

The first concert of the New Year at Christ Church Constantia takes place at 3pm on Sunday February 2 and features Russian violinist Alissa Margulis.

British newspaper The Guardian describes her playing as exceptional, renowned violinist Ivry Gitlis praises it as “a revelation” and Argentinian classical pianist Martha Agerich calls her a “strong musical personality”.

Appreciated for her expressive and very emotional performances, Alissa regularly plays in famous concert halls such as the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Cologne Philharmony, the Vienna Musikverein, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Zurich, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn or the Schönberg Hall in Los Angeles.

She is a title holder of many international competitions (Wieniawski, Vercelli among others) and awards, such as “Pro Europa” from the European Cultural Foundation, which was presented by Daniel Barenboim.

Tickets at R130 are available from Anne Burrough at 082 218 0100, by writing to or via the parish website at They will also be available at the door – cash or Snapscan.