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Victoria Memorial Hall 1930

The long running Young Virtuoso Recital Series has been a notable showcase of Singapore’s brightest young pianists over the years. The upcoming installment of the series will take a step further by featuring, for the first time, a non-pianist: cellist Loke Hoe Kit. Hoe Kit has been described by the Straits Times as ‘probably the most visible local cellist to emerge’ from his generation. He studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York, and is a protégé of esteemed American cellist Nathaniel Rosen (himself a protégé of the legendary Piatigorsky). As soloist, Hoe Kit has made appearances across Asia and the USA.

Pianist Khor Shang Jin and organist Joanna Paul will accompany Hoe Kit in this recital, which pays tribute to the evening’s venue, Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH). VMH is Singapore’s premiere historic concert venue; much of its fascinating history has however been forgotten today. 1930 was the year VMH started serving as a concert hall. Many of the world’s greatest musical legends, from Arthur Rubinstein to Benjamin Britten, have performed there since. In 1980, following a refurbishment, VMH’s auditorium was named Victoria Concert Hall.

Hoe Kit’s recital will feature works drawn from the programmes played at VMH over the years by such cello legends as Gregor Piatigorsky, Emanuel Feuermann and Gaspar Cassadó. In addition, history will be made with the Singapore premiere of Marcel Dupré’s Sonata for Cello and Organ; this will be a rare occasion where organ accompaniment is utilised in a solo string recital in Singapore.

Start Sales Date

13 May 2017, 9am

Other Channels:
13 May 2017, 10am


Approximately 2 hours
(Inclusive of a 15 minutes interval)

Promoter Name
Ars Nova Productions LLP

Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old.
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording are permitted for this event.

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[Valid from 1 June 2017 onwards]
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The Odyssey
The Prodigious Musical Savant, Heegan started classical music training only at the age of 14 and he was able to recite Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 then all by ear.This debut solo recital by Heegan will feature works from SERGEI RACHMANINOFF:Andante (From Cello Sonata - Unpublished Arrangement for Solo Piano by Arcadi Volodos); FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Fantaisie Impromptu, Ballade No. 4; YIRUMA: River Flows In You. Kiss The Rain as well as improvisations and on the spot song requests, and more…..
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Event Date
Sat, 1 Jul 2017


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$45, S$35, S$25

Seating Plan