Maestro plays the right strings

Strings of passion: Shozo Matsumoto will return to Ballarat for workshops this weekend and a concert on Monday at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Strings of passion: Shozo Matsumoto will return to Ballarat for workshops this weekend and a concert on Monday at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Distinguished Japanese violinist Shozo Matsumoto will return to Ballarat for the first time in two years.

Mr Matsumoto teaches violin in Kobe and at summer schools and world conventions. He is a past director of the All Japan Teacher's Conference and has chaired a number of national music committees.

He will be joined by British musician Lisa Grosman and Ballarat pianist and composer, Calvin Bowman, to present Voyage from Bach to Britten, a concert celebrating three centuries of music by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Faure and Brahms.

While in Ballarat, Mr Matsumoto will also deliver a violin workshop at Damascus College.

The performance will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Monday. Tickets available at www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au