Russian-born Naum Rousine held posts as conductor at the Kazan Opera House, assistant conductor with the Kazan Philharmonic and lecturer in operatic conducting at the Kazan State Conservatory all before making the move to South Africa, where he has lived since. In South Africa, Naum joined the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and debuted as a conductor in the 1994 premiere of his own Flute Concerto. A year later, Naum was invited to conduct Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with the Cape Town City Ballet.
This accomplished conductor will be at the Royal Symphony this year, and the orchestra will captivate the audience once again, after years of continued success.
Nuam Rousine has a large scope of work, including chamber, symphonic, ballet, musicals, operatic and choral works, as well as education and development programmes with KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. Naum has seen much success in the vocal repertoire, including Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ and ‘Hymn of Praise’ Verdi’s ‘Messa da Requiem’ and sold out performances of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ for the Playhouse Company in Durban.
Highlights of Naum’s career include all-Beethoven and all’Tchaikovsky programmes, and a memorable performance of Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ during the KZN Philharmonics World Symphony Series. He has been on the podium for sell-out performances of numerous, attesting to his talent and dedication.
Local audiences will be treated to a magical compilation of timeless and emotionally stirring classics at the Royal Show 2018. Africa’s leading orchestral ensemble will dazzle audiences with a memorable selection, including Figaro’s comical aria ‘Largo al factotum’ from the ‘Barber of Seville’, ‘On the street where you live’ from ‘My Fair Lady’ and the soaring ‘You Raise Me Up’.
Naum Rousine will exercise his talent at the Royal Show 2018, augmenting the Royal Symphony with his experience and finesse. To make sure you don’t miss out on this orchestral event, head to the Royal Show website to purchase your tickets! Remember to pack a hat and perhaps and umbrella if the weather is warm, so that you can enjoy the Royal Symphony without any discomfort. We look forward to seeing you there!