Monday, 17 March 2014

Sneak Preview of RUSSIAN COLOURS / Tang Tee Khoon & Sam Haywood @ Steinway Gallery Singapore


One of  Singapore's finest young violinists, Tang Tee Khoon, gave a short sneak preview of her concert Russian Colours, on the afternoon of Sunday 16 March 2014 at Steinway Gallery Singapore. She was partnered by British pianist Sam Haywood. The duo will perform a full programme at Esplanade Recital Studio on Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 7.30 pm . 

The full programme includes:

TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir dun lieu cher
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No.2
STRAVINSKY Divertimento
RACHMANINOV Préludes (Selections)
J.ISSERLIS Préludes (Selections)

Tickets are still available at SISTIC outlets and the, and do enjoy a 10% discount when you use this code: Tang Steinway 

Tang and Haywood first performed the 1st movement from Tchaikovsky's Souvenir dun lieu cher, a slow piece which was originally the middle movement of the Russian composer's Violin Concerto in D major. This was, of course, discarded in favour of the Canzonetta we know and love today. Tang brought out a beautiful but striking tone on the 1750 J.B.Guadagnini violin on loan by the National Arts Council.

Sam Haywood added a couple of solo pieces of his own,
Chopin's Nocturne in D flat major Op.27 No.2
and Rachmaninov's Prélude in B flat major, Op.23 No.2.

The duo also spoke briefly how their partnership came about,
and what Russian music meant to them.

The short programme concluded with the last section
of Stravinsky's Divertimento, which is an adaptation
from his ballet The Fairy's Kiss

Tee Khoon meets with young pianist Liew Ai Xin
from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

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