VCH PRESENTS BEETHOVEN HEROIC YEARS - EVENING CONCERT (SSO)
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VCH PRESENTS BEETHOVEN HEROIC YEARS - EVENING CONCERT (SSO)
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BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op. 95 'Serioso'
BEETHOVEN Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 10 in G major, Op. 96
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No. 7, Op. 97 'Archduke'

Join us at our Evening Concert as we discover three works that epitomize Beethoven's new heroic period: the intimate and highly charged String Quartet in F minor Op. 95 'Serioso'; the last of his Sonatas for Piano and Violin Op. 96 dedicated to his only composition student and an important patron, Archduke Rudolph Rainier of Austria; and the breathtaking Piano Trio Op. 97 'Archduke' which repeat premiere saw the last time Beethoven ever appeared in public again on the piano.

In 1802, a 32-year-old Beethoven retreated away from Vienna to the countryside town of Heiligenstadt, in hope of recovering from a steady loss of hearing that had already begun 3 years before.

At the end of this stay, Beethoven came to face the cold hard fact that his hearing may never improve; and from this came an outpouring of his deepest struggles in one of his most carefully studied letters, the 'Heiligenstadt Testament' where he wrote of his suffering and his yearning to end it by suicide.

But, he wrote on, 'Only art held me back. Ah, it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt was within me; and so I spared this wretched life - '

And from then, came a new burst of energy and a new sense of determination. He produced in the next decade, what would be a period marked by great heroism and a new expansiveness, his 3rd Symphony 'Eroica', his 5th Symphony, the 'Razumovsky Quartets', the Violin Concerto, his 4th Piano Concerto, and the 'Waldstein' and 'Appassionata' Piano Sonatas.

'Beethoven Heroic Years' is held in collaboration with Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series.
Please visit TTK Grand Series for more information.
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‘Violinist Tang Tee Khoon and friends transcend the ordinary’

‘performances like these leave listeners craving for more’

‘rarely does one find a performance that radiated such warmth and true feeling’

- Straits Times 2014/15 on Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series

 

'Adrian Brendel is everything but a showman: his tone is clear and precise, leaning towards classical refinement, always exposing an acute understanding the composer's intentions...

One learnt more about Beethoven's artistic development in two hours than one might have from entire seminars devoted to this subject.'

- Berliner Tagesspiegel

 

(Luca Buratto is a pianist of) "fiery imagination and finesse" 

- Musical America

 

'She (Hsin-Yun Huang) presented Bartok's Viola Concerto ... in a seamlessly expressive dramatic arch, characterised by an emphatically rhetorical brilliance and a warm tone,

which flashed forth, virtually violin-like, now and then;'

- Der Tagesspiegel

 

Click here for Full Media Reviews

 

SPECIAL DINNER MENU AT FOO’D BY DAVIDE OLDANI

Pair your experience at "Beethoven Heroic Years" with a special three-course dinner at FOO’D by Davide Oldani - a Cucina Pop restaurant located within the iconic Victoria Concert Hall. This special menu is available only to patrons of "Beethoven Heroic Years" 5pmRecital and 7.30pm Concert at $38++ if advance reservations are made at www.foodbydo.com, and at $48++ if patrons walk in to the restaurant on the day itself. 

 

'Beethoven Heroic Years' Evening Concert and Sharing Recital are made possible by partners and supporters of the Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series who believe in bringing great quality classical music to the communities in Singapore:

 

PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Pan Pacific Orchard

FOO'D by Davide Oldani

Yamaha Music (Asia) Pte Ltd

National Arts Council

 

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Adrian Brendel

 

One of the most versatile and original cellists of his generation, Adrian Brendel has travelled the world as soloist, collaborator and teacher. In 2014 he became a member of the Nash Ensemble of London.

 

In great demand as a recitalist and soloist, Adrian’s chamber music partners include Imogen Cooper, Till Fellner, Tim Horton, Kit Armstrong, Henning Kraggerud, and Lisa Batiashvili. Over the last two years he has visited the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Verbier, Salzburg, Enescu, Schubertiade and Ruhr festivals, and is a frequent visitor to the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He has performed concertos with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, RSNO, SCO and many orchestras across Germany and Eastern Europe.

 

Adrian is artistic director of the Plush festival, held every summer in Plush, Dorset since 1995.

 

Photo credit: Jack Liebeck

 

Luca Buratto

 

Luca Buratto, 2015 Honens Prize Laureate, is a pianist of "fiery imagination and finesse" (Musical America). Upcoming orchestral engagements include the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and his La Scala debut with Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi. In summer 2016, Luca performed for the Progetto Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival in Switzerland, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Busoni Festival Italy and was a resident artist at Marlboro Music Festival USA. In 2017, he gives his Wigmore Hall recital debut and the Hyperion label will release his all-Schumann album. His Live at Honens 2015 recording is currently available on the Honens label. 

 

Luca Buratto’s affinity for the music of Robert Schumann is balanced by his curiosity for works of today’s composers such as Thomas Adès.

 

Photo credit: Colin Way

 

Hsin-Yun Huang

 

Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career as one of the leading violists of her generation since winning the gold medal at the 1988 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. She has been soloist with the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, and the London Sinfonia, among others; and performs regularly at festivals, including Marlboro, Spoleto, Rome, and Santa Fe.

 

Hsin-Yun actively commissions works for solo viola and chamber ensemble. Her 2012 recording, Viola Viola for Bridge Records, include commissions from Shih-Hui Chen and Steven Mackey, and works by E. Carter, P. Ruders, and G. Benjamin. Upcoming recording projects include the complete Solo Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas on the Viola, to be released in 2017.

 

Hsin-Yun serves as viola faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School.

Min-Young Kim

 

Violinist Min-Young Kim is a founding member and first violinist of the internationally acclaimed Daedalus Quartet, winner of the Banff String Quartet Competition. With the quartet, she performs regularly throughout the North America, Europe and Asia.

 

Min-Young has toured extensively with Musicians from Marlboro, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Cleveland and Takács Quartets. An advocate for music of our time, Min-Young enjoys working closely with composers and has performed many new works. In early music, she has performed and recorded with Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra and New York Collegium.

 

A graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School, Min-Young teaches at the University of Pennsylvania; and her major teachers include Donald Weilerstein, Robert Mann and Shirley Givens. 

 

Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

 

Tang Tee Khoon

 

Described as ‘a chamber musician of the highest order’ and a ‘national treasure’, Tang Tee Khoon was named one of the 40 under 40 faces to watch by Prestige Singapore. Performing internationally as a recitalist and chamber musician, she has collaborated with Midori, Ian Swenson, and members of the Emerson, Takács and Borromeo String Quartets. Festival appearances include Seiji Ozawa’s International Music Academy Switzerland and Music@Menlo Festival California.

 

Awards received include being named the winner of the 2004 East and West International Artists Auditions in New York, which led to her Carnegie Weill Hall debut; and 2nd prize at the Klein International Competition U.S.A.  Tee Khoon was the second ever recipient of the loan of a J.B. Guadagnini violin c.1750 by the National Arts Council in Singapore.

 

Photo credit: Jonathan Cheah

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