Sunday, 15 August 2010

Home Piano Recital presented by the Mahler Society of Singapore

Wang Congyu and Wayne Teo (standing)
with Nerissa Chen (seated)
The Mahler Society of Singapore presents regular recitals at the homes of its members, presenting some of Singapore's young talents. Three young pianists were on show at a recent event cum potluck dinner. Wayne Teo and Wang Congyu, still in their teens, are presently students at the Ecole Normale in Paris. Nerissa Chen, a non-music graduate from NUS, is set to join them this year.

Nerissa Chen (above) performed:
SCHUBERT Sonata in B flat major, D.960: 1st movement
POULENC Le Soirées de Nazelles (Selection)
She is a sensitive musician with a nice touch.

President of the Mahler Society
Tan Chan Boon introduces Wayne Teo.

Wayne Teo performed:
MARCELLO-BACH Adagio from Concerto in D minor
BACH Prelude & Fugue in F minor (WTC Book II)
CHOPIN Scherzo No.2, Op.31
SCRIABIN Impromptu Op.12 No.2
Wayne is the "old soul", playing like the most mature among the three, despite being the youngest.
Wang Congyu is a figure of concentration.

Wang Congyu performed:
POULENC Improvisations (selection)
BARTOK Romanian Dance No.1
BEETHOVEN Sonata Op.57 "Appassionata": 1st movement
CHOPIN Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.Posth
CHOPIN Mazurkas, Op.59
SCRIABIN Étude in E major, Op.8 No.5
LIGETI Étude No.3
Congyu is a yet-to-be-tamed free spirit, who goes where his heart takes him to.

Musical stars of the future:
Violinist Selina Tang & Harpist Laura Peh

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