- Clarisse Teo, pianist
Variations sur un thème de Chopin
Three Pieces, Op. 31 (1914)
Thème Varié, Fugue et Chanson, Op. 85
Piano Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 19 (1922)
- Free seating
About Clarisse Teo
Curiosity over what seemed like a piece of furniture led Clarisse to pick up the piano at the age of 4, enrolling in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Junior Department). She subsequently studied the piano under Mr. Timothy Ku and the violin and viola with Ms. Marietta Ku, and obtained her FRSM in piano, DipABRSM (Distinction) in violin and DipABRSM in viola. A student in the Music Elective Programme (Raffles Girls’ Secondary and Raffles Institution (Junior College)), she has served as viola principal in both her secondary school and college ensembles.
As a pianist, Clarisse has appeared in both solo and chamber capacities. She was a frequent guest soloist in Nanyang Technological University and Victoria Junior College Piano Ensemble concerts and has played in masterclasses conducted by Dr. Azariah Tan, Geoffery Saba and Martin Soderberg. An advocate for lesser-known works, her solo repertoire includes compositions by Medtner and Alexandrov.
An active chamber musician, Clarisse appears most often in piano duet and duo settings and has an established partnership with Joan Quah. Together, they presented a sold-out piano duo concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio in 2016, where they explored a diverse range of 20th Century works, from Gershwin to Poulenc. Clarisse subsequently collaborated with professional Japanese instrumentalists from the Min-On Ensemble for a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Japan bilateral relations, performing a mix of Western Classical and traditional Japanese music. Throughout her undergraduate days, Clarisse was a performer and Student Music Director with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Piano Ensemble. Since graduating from Law, she has been invited to perform as a guest alumnus, and she continues to play with the alumni ensemble. She will be commencing the Master of Music programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the fall of 2018, majoring in piano performance.