September 2, 2014

The Philharmonic Chamber Choir presents The Bird of Time – A review

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The Philharmonic Chamber Choir presents The Bird of Time – A review

The Bird of TimeThe Philharmonic Chamber ChoirVictoria Concert HallLast Sunday The Philharmonic Chamber Choir, led by Lim Yau, marked their 20th anniversary with a concert in Victoria Concert Hall on Sunday, in what was probably the first choral concert since the opening of the hall after a 4-year-long refurbishment. The…

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August 27, 2014

Chamber.Sounds presents New Chamber Operas – A Review

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An edited version of this review was published in The Straits Times on 28th August 2014 with the title ‘Sweet Sounds of Chamber Operas’. New Chamber Operas Chamber.Sounds Esplanade Recital Studio Last Tuesday Local contemporary ensemble Chamber.Sounds had their beginnings in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2005, and have…

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June 30, 2014

21st Singapore International Piano Festival Day 4: Piotr Anderszewski – A Review

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21st Singapore International Piano Festival Day 4: Piotr Anderszewski – A Review

An edited version of this review was published in The Straits Times on 1 July 2014 with the heading ‘Quirky Surprises at Every Corner’. 21st Singapore International Piano Festival Piotr Anderszewski SOTA Concert Hall 29 June 2014 When it comes to interpreting Bach’s keyboard music, there are the purists who insist…

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June 28, 2014

21st Singapore International Piano Festival Day 2: Behzod Abduraimov – A review

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21st Singapore International Piano Festival Behzod Abduraimov SOTA Concert Hall 27 June 2014 Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit stands undisputed as one of the most technically demanding pieces in the standard repertoire for pianists, and it has always been a hot favourite for young, competition-winning pianists to include in their…

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June 27, 2014

21st Singapore International Piano Festival Day 1: Kun-Woo Paik – A review

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21st Singapore International Piano Festival Kun-Woo Paik SOTA Concert Hall 26 June 2014 If Schubert wrote a song cycle for the piano, tonight’s programme would have been exactly it. Korean pianist Kun-Woo Paik’s recital comprised entirely of selected pieces from Schubert’s later piano works – the 6 Moments Musicaux D780,…

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