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Pianist Philipp Richardsen presents a solo recital at the Esplanade where he connects Viennese Classics to French Romantics and Turkish Jazz. Schubert's A major Sonata, one of the composer's late masterworks, will lead to charming musical gems by Cécile Chaminade, the first female composer of major reputation in Ninetheenth-Century France. The evening will conclude with Chopin and a jazzed-up version of Paganini's famous last violin caprice.

Start Sales Date

Internet : 14 Feb 2017, 9am
Other Channels : 14 Feb 2017, 10am




Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
(15 minutes interval)

Promoter Name
Unyx Classical

Rating/Age Limit
Admission Rules of Esplanade:

  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
  • Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
  • Children above 6 years must purchase ticket for admission.

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography/Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
  • Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

Through all SISTIC Channels
S$20 per ticket
 for Student, Senior Citizen aged 55 & above and NSF
[Full Time students with valid student pass]
[NSF personnel with valid SAF 11B (Military IC)]
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]

50% Discount for Group Booking with a minimum of 3 tickets

Pianist Philipp Richardsen, born in Vienna, Austria, received pianistic training at both Vienna University of Music and the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (summa cum laude). Additionally, he holds an undergraduate law degree from Vienna University and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University.


He won top prizes and awards at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the United States Open Music Competition, the Palma d’Oro Prize (Italy), the Concours Grieg (Norway), and many others. Notable performances include solo recitals at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Seoul Arts Center, Vienna Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus, Munich Gasteig, Zagreb Mimara Hall (Croatia), or the Harpa (Iceland); additionally, he has frequently appeared in collaborative and chamber music recitals, most recently with the Zemlinsky Quartet (Prague). A resident of Korea since 2007, he has been a guest lecturer and coach at the Samsung Group’s Global Forum and Future CEO programs.


Philipp Richardsen is currently serving as an associate professor of piano at Mokwon University, Daejeon, South Korea; since 2015, he has also been hosting “The Classical Collection,” a Korean radio broadcast where he presents classical music to a national audience.

A scintillating blend of poetry and passion. (The New York Post)

Philipp Richardsen has raised musical virtuosity to unprecedented heights. (Glas Istre, Croatia)
A great lesson in how far a piano can go into the wilds of passion. (Santa Barbara Independent)
Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major, D 959



Cécile Chaminade: Thème varié, op. 89


Cécile Chaminade: Étude de concert, op. 35 no. 2 "Automne"


Frédéric Chopin: Ballade no. 1 in g minor, op. 23


Fazıl Say: Paganini Jazz

Event Date
Thu, 16 Mar 2017


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$30