2 hours 7 min ago

Happy birthday to our founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus Choo Hoey!

Maestro Choo turns an auspicious 88 today. An alumnus of Chinese High, Choo learnt the violin with music pioneer Goh Soon Tioe, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and learnt conducting from Igor Markevitch.

He was Principal Conductor of the Greek National Opera before being invited back to lead Singapore’s first professional western classical orchestra. In his 17-year tenure, he... See More

Happy birthday to our founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus Choo Hoey!

Maestro Choo turns an auspicious 88 today. An alumnus of Chinese High, Choo learnt the violin with music pioneer Goh Soon Tioe, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and learnt conducting from Igor Markevitch.

He was Principal Conductor of the Greek National Opera before being invited back to lead Singapore’s first professional western classical orchestra. In his 17-year tenure, he brought the orchestra on nine international tours – across Asia and Europe.

Choo was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1979, the highest award recognising artistic talent in Singapore. Concertgoers in Singapore last saw the maestro in a 40th anniversary concert this year (Apr 18).

Best wishes from all of us here at the SSO, Maestro!

#sso #ChooHoey #birthday #CulturalMedallion #conductor

2 hours 11 min ago

An Iconic Return

It was an honor for us at Steinway Gallery to be part of the Raffles Reopening Festival.

🎹 Steinway Artists, Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, performing on two Steinways Model B.

🇸🇬 The Singapore Boy, Hossan Leong, playing some local favourites on the Steinway Model O.

🎼 Singapore’s “King of Swing”, Jeremy Monteiro, jazzing it up on the Steinway's Boston 178.

#steinway... See More

An Iconic Return

It was an honor for us at Steinway Gallery to be part of the Raffles Reopening Festival.

🎹 Steinway Artists, Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, performing on two Steinways Model B.

🇸🇬 The Singapore Boy, Hossan Leong, playing some local favourites on the Steinway Model O.

🎼 Singapore’s “King of Swing”, Jeremy Monteiro, jazzing it up on the Steinway's Boston 178.

#steinway #SteinwayGallerySingapore #AndersonRoe #HossanLeong #JeremyMonteiro

2 hours 16 min ago

Calling all prospective students who are applying to YST - you are invited to our Open Day this Saturday, 26 October!

There will be two talks led by the YST Student Life Office - a welcome by our Dean as well as information on auditions from 10.15-11.00am, and a panel discussion on preparing for auditions with YST students, staff and faculty from 1.00-2.00pm. Seats are limited - RSVP at... See More

Calling all prospective students who are applying to YST - you are invited to our Open Day this Saturday, 26 October!

There will be two talks led by the YST Student Life Office - a welcome by our Dean as well as information on auditions from 10.15-11.00am, and a panel discussion on preparing for auditions with YST students, staff and faculty from 1.00-2.00pm. Seats are limited - RSVP at bit.ly/YSTopenday2019 by 23 October 2019 to attend.

Join us also for a wide range of performance-presentations taking place throughout the day as part of the 2019 Performers(’) Present International Artistic Research Symposium - all free for admission.

We look forward to seeing you at our Open Day!

#ystmusic #ystconservatory #nationaluniversityofsingapore #registration #event

October 21, 2019 at 8:53pm

SOLD OUT!! - All 18 performance slots are already fully sold, within a day!! 🎹

Thank you all registered performers for your support! We look forward to having you on the stage really soon!

Now, start inviting your family, loved ones, and friends to attend and celebrate your achievements together with you!

Pianovers Recital is a platform for aspiring pianists to perform. Come and support the performances by these enthusiastic pianists today!

Get tickets here:... See More

SOLD OUT!! - All 18 performance slots are already fully sold, within a day!! 🎹

Thank you all registered performers for your support! We look forward to having you on the stage really soon!

Now, start inviting your family, loved ones, and friends to attend and celebrate your achievements together with you!

Pianovers Recital is a platform for aspiring pianists to perform. Come and support the performances by these enthusiastic pianists today!

Get tickets here:
https://www.thepiano.sg/pianovers/recital/2019

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversRecital #PianoversRecital2019

October 20, 2019 at 9:00pm

Tickets for both performers and guests are on sales now.

Celebrate with Pianovers the 3rd Anniversary of Pianovers Meetup!

Schimmel Grand Piano / Stage Recital / Wider Audience / Movie Themed / Piano Lovers

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversRecital... See More

Tickets for both performers and guests are on sales now.

Celebrate with Pianovers the 3rd Anniversary of Pianovers Meetup!

Schimmel Grand Piano / Stage Recital / Wider Audience / Movie Themed / Piano Lovers

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversRecital #PianoversRecital2019 #celebration #event #performing #teacher #parent

October 20, 2019 at 1:51pm

We are happy to see someone's definition of "Pianovers" on the Internet! 😊

Pianovers(n) = who love piano and enjoy anything related to it.

"Pianovers" is a term originally created by ThePiano.SG on 31 Jul 2016 for the launch of Pianovers Meetup - a weekly gathering... See More

We are happy to see someone's definition of "Pianovers" on the Internet! 😊

Pianovers(n) = who love piano and enjoy anything related to it.

"Pianovers" is a term originally created by ThePiano.SG on 31 Jul 2016 for the launch of Pianovers Meetup - a weekly gathering for piano lovers. We are proud to call ourselves Pianovers! 🎹

Pianovers = Piano + Lovers

#pianovers #quote

October 20, 2019 at 12:01pm

There is nothing as hard to open as a piano. This is because all the keys are inside. 🤣

#pun #joke

October 20, 2019 at 9:10am

From 24 to 30 June 2019, 12 YST students attended the Chofu International Music Festival held in Japan.

Led by Festival Director Masato Suzuki, the festival orchestra brought together professional musicians from top Japanese orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, student musicians from Japanese high schools and conservatories, as well as YST students to play under the batons of conductors Masaaki Suzuki and Simone Menezes.

... See More

From 24 to 30 June 2019, 12 YST students attended the Chofu International Music Festival held in Japan.

Led by Festival Director Masato Suzuki, the festival orchestra brought together professional musicians from top Japanese orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, student musicians from Japanese high schools and conservatories, as well as YST students to play under the batons of conductors Masaaki Suzuki and Simone Menezes.

#yst #MasatoSuzuki

October 20, 2019 at 9:08am

Have you ever wondered how a composer might have been inspired to write in a particular style? In this carefully curated recital programme, Associate Professor of Piano Albert Tiu explores how Bach and John Field might have influenced Chopin's use of chromaticism and his florid cantilena writing, and in turn, how Chopin might have influenced generations of composers after him - Liszt, Grieg, Faure, Tchaikovsky, Skryabin and Godowsky.

... See More

Have you ever wondered how a composer might have been inspired to write in a particular style? In this carefully curated recital programme, Associate Professor of Piano Albert Tiu explores how Bach and John Field might have influenced Chopin's use of chromaticism and his florid cantilena writing, and in turn, how Chopin might have influenced generations of composers after him - Liszt, Grieg, Faure, Tchaikovsky, Skryabin and Godowsky.

#AlbertTiu #event #recital #concert #chopin

October 20, 2019 at 8:55am

Piano A Deux is an Oxford-based classical piano duo featuring pianists, Linda and Robert for the duo piano performance “From Schubert to Shakespeare” on the 2nd November 2019, 4pm - 6pm at Steinway Gallery Singapore.

Join us on a journey that will take you from Austria to America. En route you will encounter musical delights like Schubert's best loved piano duet, and a composer who married Shakespeare to music and produced a blockbuster. Midway, we sail East via an enchanting folk... See More

Piano A Deux is an Oxford-based classical piano duo featuring pianists, Linda and Robert for the duo piano performance “From Schubert to Shakespeare” on the 2nd November 2019, 4pm - 6pm at Steinway Gallery Singapore.

Join us on a journey that will take you from Austria to America. En route you will encounter musical delights like Schubert's best loved piano duet, and a composer who married Shakespeare to music and produced a blockbuster. Midway, we sail East via an enchanting folk song and the Chinese poet Li Bai's most celebrated poem.

#SteinwayGallerySG #steinway #PianoADeux #LindaRobert

October 20, 2019 at 8:39am

Composer Eric James Watson has become the 126th artist to be honoured with the Cultural Medallion for his artistic contributions to the country.

Mr Watson, 73, was conferred the award by President Halimah Yacob in a ceremony at the Istana on Tuesday night, 15 Oct 2019.

#EricJamesWatson #CulturalMedallion

October 20, 2019 at 8:34am

You have heard that learning piano or listening to piano music during your pregnancy makes your baby in the womb smarter. Or you may have come across readings that suggest the fetus can develop to be more appreciative of music, or even acquire a talent for picking up musical instruments. Truth or urban myths? Let's find out.

#parent #baby... See More

You have heard that learning piano or listening to piano music during your pregnancy makes your baby in the womb smarter. Or you may have come across readings that suggest the fetus can develop to be more appreciative of music, or even acquire a talent for picking up musical instruments. Truth or urban myths? Let's find out.

#parent #baby #prenatal #FetalEducation

October 20, 2019 at 8:28am

ThePiano.SG is proud to present the following interview with acclaimed performer Kevin Kern after his concert here in sunny Singapore on the 10th of September, 2016, at 8pm, at the Star Theatre. Kevin is an American pianist and composer, and is generally recognised as a representative of the new-age style of music.

#KevinKern #interview

October 19, 2019 at 10:25pm

The Piano Auction Limited’s event at Conway Hall London saw the sale of the celebrated 1821 Thomas Tomkison grand piano. The instrument was made for George IV and was kept at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. It can clearly be seen in the John Nash illustration of the entrance hall (1826).

#RoyalPavilion #ThomasTomkison... See More

The Piano Auction Limited’s event at Conway Hall London saw the sale of the celebrated 1821 Thomas Tomkison grand piano. The instrument was made for George IV and was kept at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. It can clearly be seen in the John Nash illustration of the entrance hall (1826).

#RoyalPavilion #ThomasTomkison #heritage

October 19, 2019 at 10:22pm

Unable to conceive, I retreated into what could have been a very destructive place but making music was the key change my life needed.

In the window was an electric piano. It piqued my curiosity. The shop’s owner insisted on giving a demonstration, despite my protestations that I was on holiday, hadn’t played in years and had no space.

I taught myself the pieces I thought I had forgotten. The tiny muscles in my fingers were weak at first. Thirty minutes’ practice felt torturous... See More

Unable to conceive, I retreated into what could have been a very destructive place but making music was the key change my life needed.

In the window was an electric piano. It piqued my curiosity. The shop’s owner insisted on giving a demonstration, despite my protestations that I was on holiday, hadn’t played in years and had no space.

I taught myself the pieces I thought I had forgotten. The tiny muscles in my fingers were weak at first. Thirty minutes’ practice felt torturous, but I felt the strength return. The desire to improve the sound coming out of my headphones was addictive. Playing the piano consumed the acres of spare time you can have as a reclusive infertile couple, which I felt we had now become. When every month’s unwanted period felt like starting back at square one, the piano allowed me to feel a sense of progress.

I have no natural ability and only play for my own pleasure, but I discovered that finding pleasure was the key to feeling relief.

Finally, at the age of 36, on our second round of IVF, I became pregnant with twins. Forceps and an emergency caesarean later, I found a new all-consuming passion, with two mouths to feed and entertain. My early 30s could have been bleak, but a chance rediscovery of my childhood hobby was the key change I needed.

#miracle #hope #passion

October 19, 2019 at 8:49am

Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Performed by Arjenica Valerie

[Event]
Pianovers Meetup #133
29 Sep 2019

#ThePianoSG #pianovers... See More

Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Performed by Arjenica Valerie

[Event]
Pianovers Meetup #133
29 Sep 2019

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversMeetup #PianoversMeetup133 #performing #event

October 19, 2019 at 8:41am

"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art." - Claude Debussy

#quote

October 19, 2019 at 8:39am

Piano recitals are actually good opportunities for piano students to bring their skills to the next level, and they are an important platform for boosting their confidence.

In fact, the benefits of piano recitals and public performances for pianists are priceless, period. Here are the top 20 reasons why performing at recitals is important.

#recital #... See More

Piano recitals are actually good opportunities for piano students to bring their skills to the next level, and they are an important platform for boosting their confidence.

In fact, the benefits of piano recitals and public performances for pianists are priceless, period. Here are the top 20 reasons why performing at recitals is important.

#recital #teacher #parent #learning #DoYouKnow

October 18, 2019 at 3:48pm

HEY FOLKS! GREAT NEWS!!

We are having an overstock sale this coming weekend and just this weekend only, you'll enjoy discounts of up to 60%! Mark your calendars now!

We are also the authorized dealer for 𝘾𝘼𝙎𝙄𝙊, 𝙔𝘼𝙈𝘼𝙃𝘼, 𝙆𝙊𝙍𝙂 & 𝙍𝙊𝙇𝘼𝙉𝘿 musical instruments.

✅ Exclusive PWP (Purchase with Purchase) offers
✅ Free delivery & assembly *
* 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘶𝘮 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 $500.00 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘱𝘵
✅ Digital Piano & Keyboards
✅ Electronic Drums
✅... See More

HEY FOLKS! GREAT NEWS!!

We are having an overstock sale this coming weekend and just this weekend only, you'll enjoy discounts of up to 60%! Mark your calendars now!

We are also the authorized dealer for 𝘾𝘼𝙎𝙄𝙊, 𝙔𝘼𝙈𝘼𝙃𝘼, 𝙆𝙊𝙍𝙂 & 𝙍𝙊𝙇𝘼𝙉𝘿 musical instruments.

✅ Exclusive PWP (Purchase with Purchase) offers
✅ Free delivery & assembly *
* 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘶𝘮 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 $500.00 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘱𝘵
✅ Digital Piano & Keyboards
✅ Electronic Drums
✅ Acoustic & Electric Guitars
✅ Amplifiers
✅ Music Accessories and many more!

#AbsolutePiano #clearance #sales #promo #TheMusicWorks

October 18, 2019 at 3:02pm

Prince's final tour saw him playing solo at the piano, for the first time in his career.

He was also better known for jumping off pianos than playing them. 🤣

#Prince #interview

October 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

He said he’d play through rain, snow, and police arrest – staying for weeks if necessary.

But Bristol piano man Luke Howard’s campaign to win back his ex has come to an abrupt halt, after the musician became the target of online hatred over the weekend, culminating in him being punched in the head.

#LukeHoward #romance

October 18, 2019 at 11:14am

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has invited renowned Hollywood orchestrator and conductor Tim Davies to conduct a two half-day orchestration workshop next January.

The workshop aims to provide insights into orchestration and arranging, and is suited for composition students and individuals with arranging experience in any genre for a symphony orchestra. Up to six candidates will be selected to work alongside Davies and the SSO to further hone their art of orchestration. This... See More

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has invited renowned Hollywood orchestrator and conductor Tim Davies to conduct a two half-day orchestration workshop next January.

The workshop aims to provide insights into orchestration and arranging, and is suited for composition students and individuals with arranging experience in any genre for a symphony orchestra. Up to six candidates will be selected to work alongside Davies and the SSO to further hone their art of orchestration. This will be Davies’ first such workshop held in Singapore.

#sso #TimDavies #workshop #composing #conductor

October 18, 2019 at 11:12am

In a discovery certain to renew interest in the beloved composer’s legacy, music historians said Monday they have found evidence that before leaving to pursue his solo career, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fronted an ultra-popular Viennese boy band.

One contemporary account states that whenever the band played its biggest hit, “Sie sind meine schöne Dame vom Hügel” (“You Are My Beautiful Lady From The Hill”), Mozart would perform a “most jaunty” harpsichord cadenza during which women in the... See More

In a discovery certain to renew interest in the beloved composer’s legacy, music historians said Monday they have found evidence that before leaving to pursue his solo career, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fronted an ultra-popular Viennese boy band.

One contemporary account states that whenever the band played its biggest hit, “Sie sind meine schöne Dame vom Hügel” (“You Are My Beautiful Lady From The Hill”), Mozart would perform a “most jaunty” harpsichord cadenza during which women in the audience, “including many of noble birth,” would faint or peel off their knee-length silken chemises to throw at him.

#mozart #band

October 18, 2019 at 11:11am

Shedding light on the emotional state of Coldplay’s frontman and his internal process while composing the iconic ballad, researchers at the Berklee College of Music published a study confirming that Chris Martin probably cried when he wrote “Fix You.”

After months of inquiry, analysis, music theory breakdowns, interviews with those closest to the writer and composer, and listening to the song ourselves and paying attention to how it made us feel inside, we can say with complete... See More

Shedding light on the emotional state of Coldplay’s frontman and his internal process while composing the iconic ballad, researchers at the Berklee College of Music published a study confirming that Chris Martin probably cried when he wrote “Fix You.”

After months of inquiry, analysis, music theory breakdowns, interviews with those closest to the writer and composer, and listening to the song ourselves and paying attention to how it made us feel inside, we can say with complete confidence that Chris Martin was probably feeling pretty down when he created the melody to ‘Fix You,’ and may have even gotten all choked up.

#ChrisMartin #coldplay

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