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26th Singapore International Piano Festival - In Conversation with Ronan O'Hora
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Recommended for students and teachers

Preparing for recitals, auditions, teaching experiences, career advice - these are some of the topics you can learn about in this 1-hour dialogue and Q&A with veteran British pianist Ronan O'Hora, who has been Head of Keyboard Studies at Guildhall since 1999. Hosted by his own former student and now SIPF Artistic Director, Lim Yan.

26th Singapore International Piano Festival 
The Singapore International Piano Festival 2019 brings together four virtuoso pianists: renowned veteran British pianist Ronan O’Hora, Russian-born American Gilmore Artist Award recipient Kirill Gerstein, the always-fascinating Chinese pianist Sa Chen, and the spirited young genius of Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel.

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12 Mar 2019, 10am

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12 Mar 2019, 10am

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
(with an interval of 20 minutes)

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SSO Gala: Kavakos Plays Korngold
“Jaw-dropping virtuosity"San Diego Union-Tribune on Leonidas KavakosTwo highly respected masters - of the baton and of the bow - return to Singapore in this unmissable concert. The virtuoso Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos with Korngold’s tuneful, Hollywood-inspired Violin Concerto; while veteran Austrian maestro Hans Graf conducts Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, the epic Pathétique Symphony.Hans Graf, conductorLeonidas Kavakos, violinDVOŘÁK Scherzo CapricciosoKORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"You may also like:A Farewell for Tasmin LittlePhilippe Quint • The Red Violin
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SSO Christmas Concert at the Esplanade
Get into the mood for Christmas with Associate Conductor Joshua Tan and the SSO as they bring you glittering musical treasures for the yuletide season, complete with the ever-popular carol sing-a-long!Joshua Tan, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusesYou may also like:SSO National Day Concert
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SSO Subscription Concert: Elgar Violin Concerto & Enigma Variations
“An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.”The Washington Post“Herein is enshrined the soul of …..” is the mysterious dedication inscribed in the score of Elgar’s formidable Violin Concerto. The remarkable Rachel Barton Pine tackles the great 20th century British composer’s virtuoso showpiece. American maestro Andrew Litton follows up with one of the crown jewels of classical music, the Enigma Variations, whose noble heart within lies the sublime “Nimrod”.Andrew Litton, conductorRachel Barton Pine, violinELGARViolin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61Enigma Variations, Op. 36You may also like:Scottish Fantasy • Rachel Barton PineA Farewell for Tasmin Little
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SSO Subscription Concert: Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz
The Vienna Philharmonic’s Principal Flute, Karl-Heinz Schütz, is our remarkable soloist in the beautiful Flute Concerto by 19th century German composer Carl Reinecke. Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong continues to make great strides internationally, as Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany, and debuting with such illustrious names as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony Orchestras. Kahchun returns to Singapore to conduct the glowing beauty of Rachmaninoff’s grand Second Symphony.Kahchun Wong, conductorKarl-Heinz Schütz, fluteCARL REINECKE Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27You may also like:Martin Grubinger • The Tears of Nature
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VCH PRESENTS: ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER & BROOKLYN RIDER
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-sopranoBrooklyn RiderCOLIN JACOBSEN – A Mirror for a PrinceCAROLINE SHAW – Cant voi l’aubeCOLIN JACOBSEN – For Sixty CentsJOHN ADAMS (arr. Evan Ziporyn) – Am I In Your Light? From Doctor AtomicPHILIP GLASS – Quartet SatzRUFUS WAINWRIGHT – Les feux d’artifice t’appellentDU YUN – i am my own achilles’ heel*BJÖRK (arr. Erik Avinder) – Cover MeBJÖRK (arr. Vince Mendoza) – HunterKYLE SANNA – Frost from Sequence for Minor WhitePHILIP GLASS – FreezingELVIS COSTELLO (arr. Rob Mathes) – Speak Darkly, My AngelKATE BUSH (arr. Kyle Sanna) – PiThe prodigiously talented, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is a legend among vocalists. Her So Many Things tour is a unique collaboration with trailblazing quartet Brooklyn Rider, which draws upon a mesmerising array of evocative songs by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, Brooklyn Rider's own Colin Jacobsen, as well as luminescent arrangements of songs by John Adams, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, Björk and more. 
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SSO Subscription Concert: The Maltese Tenor: Joseph Calleja
"…his clarion clear, Mediterranean tenor with its distinctive fast vibrato has star quality to burn."Financial Times on Joseph CallejaBlessed with a golden-age voice to match the great lyric tenors of legend and heaped with praise from all over the world, Maltese-born superstar Joseph Calleja arrives in Singapore for a grand evening of classic arias. Get ready to soar on song with this multi-award-winning singer, whose “blazing stage presence could light a thousand lamps.” (The Independent).David Giménez Carreras, conductorJoseph Calleja, tenorYou may also like:SSO Pops: To Broadway, With Love
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SSO Pops: The Music of Star Wars
Younglings, younglings - gather ‘round. Powerful murmurs in the Force, I sense. Music, great music is coming! Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not crude matter. Join us in this concert, you must. Yes, hrrrm!Christopher Dragon, conductorJohn WilliamsMusic from the Star Wars films, including the Main Title, Leia's Theme, Imperial March, Across the Stars, Duel of the Fates, March of the Resistance, The Rebellion is Reborn, Yoda's Theme and many more.You may also like:SSO Pops: To Broadway, With Love
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SSO Subscription Concert: Zhang Haochen Plays Mozart
"[Zhang's] aim for lightness, transparency and directness yields poetic results."GramophoneMozart’s 24th Piano Concerto is one of the most revered gems in the repertory, admired even by Beethoven and Brahms. Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads us in this concert starring acclaimed Chinese pianist Zhang Haochen, one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition. Bruckner’s popular Fourth Symphony paints a picture of Wagnerian Romanticism, of castles touched by the dawn, knights on the hunt and the magic of the forest.Thomas Dausgaard, conductorZhang Haochen, pianoMOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat majorYou may also like:Steven Osborne Plays MozartMasato Suzuki - Inspired by Leipzig
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SSO Subscription Concert: Martin Grubinger • The Tears of Nature
Written for the phenomenal Martin Grubinger, The Tears of Nature is a percussion concerto by prominent contemporary Chinese composer Tan Dun, celebrating the human spirit in its endeavour to live, fight and dance with nature.The SSO and American conductor Robert Spano also pay tribute to the esteemed late British composer-conductor Oliver Knussen (1952-2018), and conclude the concert with Rachmaninoff’s soulful Third Symphony, music of nostalgic melancholy with a tantalising whiff of modernity.Robert Spano, conductorMartin Grubinger, percussionKNUSSEN The Way to Castle YonderTAN DUN The Tears of NatureRACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44You may also like:Kahchun Wong & Karl-Heinz Schütz
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Martha Argerich in Singapore: The Legend Returns
Programme subject to change at the artistes’ discretionMartha Argerich, pianoTseng Yu-Chien, violinDarío Alejandro Ntaca, conductorSingapore Symphony OrchestraRACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead, Op. 29BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15Towering talent, inexplicable finesse, breathtaking poetry. In the centre of this electrifying programme shines the star of Martha Argerich, lighting the effervescent sparkle of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.---Martha Argerich in SingaporeThere are great pianists. There are renowned pianists. And then there is Martha Argerich. Her unforgettable Singapore debut last year still sets the imagination on fire. Relive the astonishing pianism of this legend among piano legends as she returns in three unmissable concerts this June 2019.Martha Argerich is joined by her Argentine compatriot and conductor Dario Alejandro Ntaca, and 2015 International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition 2nd Prize Winner Tseng Yu-Chien.
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Chamber Music Masterclass with Tseng Yu-Chien and Dario Ntaca
Observe and learn from Taiwanese violinist Tseng Yu-Chien and Argentine pianist and conductor Darío Alejandro Ntaca in an intimate chamber music masterclass.Bristling with talent at just 24 years of age, Yu-Chien Tseng has already obtained top wins from the Tchaikovsky Competition (2015), Singapore International Violin Competition 2015), Isang Yun Competition (2011) and Sarasate International Competition (2009). Benny Tseng, as he is also known, will perform the Bruch and Brahms Violin Concertos at the 2019 Martha Argerich in Singapore Festival.Dario Alejandro Ntaca is the founder and Music Director of the Sinfonietta Argerich, which tours Argentina with his famed compatriot, Martha Argerich. In addition, they have performed on many occasions as a piano duo, including their phenomenal Singapore debut in 2018. As a soloist Ntaca has performed from Paris to Tokyo to New York. He will conduct and perform with Martha Argerich during the 2019 Martha Argerich in Singapore Festival.
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26th Singapore International Piano Festival - Kirill Gerstein
ProgrammeLISZT Transcendental Étude No. 7 in E-flat major “Eroica”BEETHOVEN 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme, Op. 35 “Eroica Variations”JANÁČEK Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the Street”LISZT Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S.173, No. 7THOMAS ADÈS Berceuse from The Exterminating AngelDEBUSSY Élégie, L.138DEBUSSY Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbonKOMITAS VARDAPET Selections from Six Dances- No. 4 Shushiki Vagarshapat- No. 2 Unabi of Shushi: Grave et gracieuxRAVELLe tombeau de CouperinBiographyThe multifaceted pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks.  With a masterful technique, discerning intelligence, and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and styles, he has proven to be one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians. His early training and experience in jazz has contributed an important element to his interpretive style, inspiring an energetic and expressive musical personality that distinguishes his playing. Besides winning First Prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition, Gerstein is the sixth recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award and recipient of an Avery Fisher Grant (2010).26th Singapore International Piano Festival The Singapore International Piano Festival 2019 brings together four virtuoso pianists: renowned veteran British pianist Ronan O’Hora, Russian-born American Gilmore Artist Award recipient Kirill Gerstein, the always-fascinating Chinese pianist Sa Chen, and the spirited young genius of Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel.www.pianofestival.com.sg
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SSO Subscription Concert: Masato Suzuki - Inspired by Leipzig
Eminent Japanese conductor-composer-harpsichordist-organist Masato Suzuki leads a multi-composer programme, all linked to Leipzig, great city of western classical music. Singapore-based pianist Albert Tiu stars in not one but two soloist showcases expounding Schumann’s irrepressible Romantic spirit and Chopin’s youthful poetry.Masato Suzuki, conductorAlbert Tiu, pianoBACH (orch. STOKOWSKI)Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565SCHUMANN Introduction & Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 92CHOPIN Variations on "Là ci darem la mano"BACH (orch. Masato Suzuki)Wenn wir in hochsten Noten seinMENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 "Reformation"You may also like:SSO Gala: Seong-Jin Cho
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