One of the most important essence of being a pianist is to feel your music and believe in it. Music has connected thousands of people, and it is heartwarming to watch people performing on vast genres of music on the piano. It is with great delight that we announce that we have upgraded your Pianover Profile to showcase and feature your favourite performances as well as highlight your external accomplishments.
It is fascinating to see how a piano teacher can positively influence the repertoire of her students. Mentari and Desiree learned under a Russian piano teacher and therefore, are exposed to Russian culture-themed musical pieces. And we are fortunate to listen and be introduced to these pieces through Pianovers Meetup!
Yu Teik Lee played a musical game with the audience. He performed Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and invited the audience to shout an emotion during the performance. Immediately, the audience took part, and someone shouted "Happy", and he played it in the style that matched "Happy". Next, someone else shouted "Angry" and his notes became forceful. Someone even shouted, "Sad"! What a fun and interactive performance!
We all were excited to have Benyamin Nuss to be here -- connecting and chatting with many Pianovers!. Not only did he perform "Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S.434" by Franz Liszt, he also showed us a few pieces from Final Fantasy! We hope to have more concert celebrities mingling and engaging with our local piano community!
From Pianovers Meetup #101, we will explore the versatility of the piano with additional instruments with Ensemble Performances. And we had two ensemble performances tonight! The first was a vocal performance by Kendrick Ong (piano), and Siew Tin (vocals). The second was by Rei Tan (piano), and his piano teacher Fion Teo (flute). We even heard from Peter Prem, that his son, Joshua Peter, might bringing along his bass guitar for an ensemble performance with piano soon!
You're surrounded by family, and friends here today at Pianovers Meetup. Not only has the piano brought all of you here at the same place, it has given all of us the chance to get to know each other, to celebrate music together, to be proponents of piano music, to appreciate each other, to discover the local talents among you, to support each other, to stand together, to create wonderful memories together, and to create miracles together!
Let's take a moment to thank Kendrick for helping out with the Halloween decorations at Piano Park today! Together with Xin Hui, he started to decorate the place for the occasion at 5pm. Everyone applauded passionately for Kendrick in recognition of his enthusiasm, hard work, and professionalism. With this in mind, it is incredible to see many passionate Pianovers in our community, doing their part to make every Meetup as cheerful and merry for all of us and we all are very proud to be part of Pianovers.
The new Pianovers T-shirts is now available for purchase at ThePiano.SG, and it features the Pianovers’ metronome logo on the front, and the hashtag “#pianovers” at the back. Pianovers can now be ambassadors for piano music! And, did you already know about the new format to the weekly Meetups, starting from Meetup #101? Read all about the new format and related FAQs.
Pianovers who had watched John perform before would have remembered his unique way of playing: Leaving his handphone on the piano’s book stand as it played the music video of the piece he was playing, listening to the video with earphones, and playing by simply watching the video and not relying on any music score!
Pianovers are invited to bask in the atmosphere with their Halloween costumes and props, and to present pieces related to the occasion on 28 October (Meetup #99). In the spirit of the event, Pianovers can feel free to have a round of ‘Trick Or Treat’! However, Pianovers are advised to consider and plan their costumes with children in mind, as our Meetups are kid-friendly – we wouldn’t want to scare little tots away! That said, we can’t wait to see and hear what our Pianovers have in store for the themed Meetup.