Jeremy Foo delighted the crowd tonight with a Fugue by JS Bach. Last week, Jeremy played its accompanying Prelude. Recently, we have seen many Pianovers playing Bach's Preludes and Fugues. It would be interesting to see all 48 Preludes and Fugues played by our piano community! As an additional note, 3% of the 1,700 public performances by our Pianovers are Bach's compositions!
A new initiative to promote young Singapore piano talents will be launched this July by leading Japanese multi-national corporation Yamaha. Called "I Play Yamaha", this initiative by Yamaha Music (Asia), aims to showcase and promote young piano talents aged between 13 and 25 years old in Singapore.
Heart-warming stories of our Pianovers who are parents themselves - Jenny Soh, Tan Eng Wee, and Rony Ang - were shared, and it's evident that parents' involvement in their kid's piano education is very important. Parents should spend more time with the kids than the piano teacher; their encouragement and motivation can most likely go a long way towards helping their kids in their piano education!
Albert today, with the inclusion of these two pieces, just clocked his 100th piece at Pianovers Meetup. This was certainly an achievement, as Albert became the first person to reach this milestone. What made this even more amazing is that Albert has never repeated any single piece, electing to play something different every week! Albert’s passion for piano, and the passion to play and perform are commendable. Well done, Albert!
On 9 June 2018, Pianovers Sailaway #2 was attended by many piano lovers, and local artistes. Throughout the evening, many beautiful songs were played, across both the salon and the upper deck. Many people also took pictures and videos of the wonderful setup inside the yacht and of themselves with the pianos. It was certainly a very memorable and magical experience! Playing the piano will never be the same again!
This evening’s Meetup was Hari Raya-themed. All of us busked in the festive mood, together with our fellow Muslims, and a series of Hari Raya themed songs were played - Suasana Di Hari Raya, Selamat Hari Raya, Seloka Hari Raya, Warna Warni Aidilfitri, and even a medley of Rasa Sayang, Burong Kakak Tua and Chan Mali Chan.
Gregory, who usually plays Chinese pop songs during the Meetups, decided to do something different today, and performed an English song - Sunday Morning. It was a really refreshing experience! At ThePiano.SG, we encourage Pianovers to try a wider repertoire and experience different types of music.
D-Flat Studios presented Singapore’s first digital piano exam for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examinations on 9 March 2018. Joshua Hanitio, 12, sat for his Grade 5 piano exam on the Grand Hybrid GP-500 Digital Piano, scoring a distinction, a first for music education in Singapore.
Tian Wei, who has special needs, joined us this evening. We had met his mother Angie at the Popup Stall @ Bedok Point several weeks back and she had expressed her interest to have her son play for us at Pianovers Meetup. We warmly welcomed both Tian Wei and her mum to our Sunday get-together! At Pianovers Meetup, we welcome anyone who wishes to grace our occasion and play a tune for us, and Tian Wei’s playing was nothing short of amazing! Thank you, Angie and Tian Wei, for letting us at Pianovers Meetup know both of you better. We are glad that we connected with you through this platform!
David's recent performances of Schubert's Impromptus inspired Erika to look into Schubert's pieces and convinced her to learn and performed one Impromptu for us today! Pianovers Meetup certainly gives us the opportunity to learn about other pieces that we may not have come across, motivates us to learn pieces which we might never would, and encourages us to learn from one another!