May 13, 2012

The Philharmonic Orchestra – Lim Yan Plays the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos

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The Philharmonic Orchestra – Lim Yan Plays the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos

“I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven.” – Jascha Heifetz 

 Many can boast of having played a Beethoven piano concerto, and but few can perform all five, and the triple concerto, within the span of a week (and from memory too?!!). In June, talented Singaporean pianist Lim Yan will attempt to perform the six concerti in three concerts, accompanied by The Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lim Yau. He is joined by Lin Juan on the cello and Grace Lee on the violin for the triple concerto.

Here’s a video interview with the soloist as he speaks on preparing the concerti and his thoughts:

Join The Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) in this special concert series on 8, 13 and 16 June at SOTA Concert Hall, featuring Lim Yan in a first-ever “concerto marathon”! Student tickets are available at $8  before 25 May, and $10 after. Get your tickets from Gatecrash now! Early bird discount ends 25th May.

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