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String a Legacy

Min Lee, Singapore's internationally acclaimed violinist and her 12-year-old protégé Samuel Tan tell the story of STRING A LEGACY!  This gala concert will see this extraordinary mentor-mentee pair in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Samuel and the Wieniawski / Gounod Faust Fantaisie with Min. The Japanese mezzo soprano Seia Lee will sing operatic favourites from Bizet's Carmen. They will be presented alongside the Wolfgang Sinfonietta Orchestra, led by Maestro Juan Felipe Molano in their inaugural concert. The evening hits more high notes with 100 gifted young violinists and cellists of the Wolfgang Young Artists Orchestra playing Grieg’s Holberg Suite and their arrangement of Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

Min Lee started playing the violin at 2 and at 14, was a graduate student at Yale University. Performances include the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Royal Philharmonic, the NHK, the Russian National, Vienna Chamber, San Diego Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Adelaide Symphony and the HK Philharmonic with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Jahja Ling and Mikhail Pletnov,.Fast forward 20 years, Samuel Tan started playing the violin at 3. Min Lee took him under her mentorship at 6. He soon scored the Outstanding Performer Award at the National Violin Competition in Singapore at 8, and 1st Prize and the Grand Laureate Prize at the Andrea Postacchini Competition in Italy at 9.  Last year, Classic FM in London included Samuel in their list of “Astonishing Child Prodigies”.


Music and the arts is an enduring legacy and Min believes that every child should have equal access. Therefore, all nett proceeds will go towards The Business Times Budding Artists Fund to nurture the artistic talents of disadvantaged children and youth in Singapore.

Start Sales Date

3 Oct 2017, 9am.
Other Channels:
3 Oct 2017, 10am.




Approximately 2 hour 15 minutes
(With 15 minutes interval)

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Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 5 years old
  • Children 5 years and above must purchase ticket for entry
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance

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 permitted for this event
Event Date
Mon, 27 Nov 2017


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$200, S$120, S$80, S$55, S$25
Esplanade Box: S$200
Premier Box: S$200
Gallery Behind Stage: S$55
Restricted View: S$55

Seating Plan