PIANO ISLAND FESTIVAL 2018
Opening Concert, Steinway Gallery
Monday (8 January 2017)
There is a new international piano festival in town. Named the International Piano Island Festival, it is the brainchild of young Singaporean and Paris-trained pianist Wang Congyu. The festival alternates between Singapore and the Reunion Islands where Wang and his wife Julie reside and run a music school. This festival includes a piano competition for young musicians, a series of masterclasses, private lessons, lectures and concerts by an international panel of pianists.
Please find more information at its dedicated website:
and its detailed calendar of events:
Below are photographs of the festival's opening event, a short recital by members of its faculty, held at Steinway Gallery Singapore at ION Orchard.
|Wang Congyu opens the Festival.|
|Well-known Singaporean piano pedagogue|
Benjamin Loh played with great sensitivity
Leonard Bernstein's Touches.
|The duo of Nicholas Ong (Malaysia)|
and Kim Bo Kyung (South Korea) charmed with
En Bateau from Debussy's Petite Suite.
|Michael Bulychev-Okser (Russia/USA)|
offered the Humoresque from
Rachmaninov's Morceaux de Salon Op.10
|Elena Nestorenko (Russia/Germany)|
gave a sneak peak to her all-Chopin recital
on 12 January with the Fantaisie-Impromptu.
|Aimo Pagin (France) was most expressive|
in Liszt's Petrarch Sonetto No.104.
|The festival team is introduced.|
|Here are the faculty members, |
now joined by Eliane Reyes (Belgium)
who had just arrived from Changi Airport.
|The kid needs piano instruction now!|