By The Bombay Chamber Orchestra
The Bombay Chamber Orchestra Society will feature Mozart’s popular Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish) at its opening concert of 2024. Also included in the programme are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and The Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn. The performance will be conducted by Joe Yamaji.
Joe Yamaji has conducted many professional orchestras and participated in international festivals in 25 countries throughout Europe and Asia. He also works extensively with youth orchestras and community orchestras. He is currently the music director of Taoyuan City Jungli Youth Orchestra Association in Taiwan. This is Yamaji’s fifth appearance with the BCO, following earlier appearances in 2008, 2009, 2018 and 2022.
Deborah Gonsalves, originally from Mumbai, began her musical journey in India before refining her skills at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Gonsalves co-founded the ensemble Orphelion, with whom she has recorded a wide range of music. She has performed, both as a soloist and as part of various chamber music groups, across Europe, India, Japan and South America. Gonsalves is an esteemed member of the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia/Spain and a dedicated pedagogue.
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