Saturday, May 30, 2009

'Sound Advice - Symptoms of Sound' A Vocal Workshop by Amanda Colliver (Vocal Coach for Nicole Kidman/Ewan Mcgregor/ Hugh Jackman) - 7 June 09

Poster and information provided by Verve Music School:

Join Amanda Colliver, veteran vocal instructor behind the stellar performances of Superstars Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast andSunset Boulevard, and Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Academy Award-winning Moulin Rouge in Sound Advice- Symptoms of Sound VocalWorkshop!Sound Advice- Symptoms of Sound Voice Workshop presents to you bulk ofepiphanies that offer insightful discoveries about the inter-relationship between speaking and singing, including the effective use of vocal techniques to communicate intentions that trigger desired emotional response from audiences.
'Sound Advice- Symptoms of Sound' Vocal Workshop is happening on June 7 (Sunday),
A: 3-5pm & B: 5:30-7:30pm at Verve Music School located in
Ang Mo Kio Ave 6,
Blk 713 #01-4040 (Walking distance from AMK Mrt Station/AMK Hub).
Please refer to the following for a rough program synopsis:
Areas covered in the Workshop by Amanda Colliver:
1) Placement (tonal quality, support, projection, range)
2) Register Changes (chest/head)
3) Styles and their differences (genres)
4) Speech and singing (their relevance to each other, safe singing)
5) Psychology (performance anxiety)
6) The X factor (interpretation, communication)Other areas that may be explored in the workshop includes...+ Identifying and correcting the common mistakes (`Airy' voice, Dull/Monotonous Voice, Lack of Stamina, Pitch problems while switching registers) to produce a more effective verbal speech and compelling singing voice.

+ Condition one's mind to effectively utilise the voice to correct the bad singing and speaking habit.Tickets should be purchased from Verve Music School, at either $15 (observer), or $40 (participants) . Participants will get direct advice from Amanda Colliver herself, attaining some valuable enlightenment with regards to your voice.

About Amanda Colliver
Amanda Colliver has 25 years of experience in vocal instruction, garnering superlatives from her co-workers such as world-famous Musical Directors, Pop artists, actors, dancers, Speech Pathologists and Yoga teachers.The humble veteran from Down Under had performed with the Symphony Orchestras of St Petersburg and Novosibirsk, and worked as a vocal coachfor Miss Saigon in Korea. Her extensive knowledge in this area of performing arts enabled her to be actively involved in Singaporean theatre productions such as Cabaret, Forbidden City, Little Shop of Horrors, The History of Singapore, Beauty World and Jaques Brel by Sing Theatre. For more enquiries about the workshop, please e-mail to , or call Joyce @ 6554 4097

Monday, May 25, 2009

Prelude - Jeremy's Swing - 29 / 30 May 09

Its been quite a while that I featured another profile on a local musician. Here's the latest personal write up on international renowned jazz Singaporean pianist Jeremy Monteiro and his upcoming concert after interviewing him with my co-interviewer Wen Hui in his cosy office "SHOWTIME PRODUCTIONS". We want to thank him and Gaylin for allowing us to interview him. We sure had a lot of fun and laughter interacting with this great musician. Enjoy!!!

Written by Tan Wen Hui Joyce and edited by AJ Chen Weijie

I, Jeremy Monteiro & My Stages of Success

As a boy, Jeremy Monteiro has a tough decision to make - either to become a pilot or a pianist. Spoilt between these two fantastic choices of a dream career, the former SJI boy could not decide for himself which path to take till the very day he learnt that he has to wear glasses. This dashed his dreams of becoming a pilot.

Then on, he sought to focus hard on becoming a professional pianist, which eventually became his true vocation. Meanwhile luck too, helps boost his success as an international pianist.

Back in 1988, Jeremy and his band, Monteiro, Young & Holt, were invited to perform at the Monterux Jazz Festival by its director Claude Nobs, who was instantly spell-bounded by the quality and type of music produced by the trio which was aired at the Saxophone club.

Speaking of her personal account of the 1988 Festival, Nobs called the concert "an unforgettable concert of the 1st in 22 years of Montreux."

That year, Jeremy was labeled as "one of the best exponents of Jazz Piano" by Switzerland's Swing Magazine. A humble man by nature, Jeremy does not mind sharing his many years of expertise with other aspiring young musicians for he believes that opportunities for learning/sharing are hard to come, especially from what he fervently calls "the right person" who would inspire them to progress on further in this field.

He spoke in great amazement: "When I look back at my earlier career, I realized that some of the opportunities I had were very unique, they won't appear for somebody else."

"I wish that same luck I had upon all young musicians...that's why I'm very open to sharing my knowledge and don't feel at all threatened and sometimes showing my trade secrets to people, physically."

His Tips on Composition

Ever since his 1st international performance on the Monterux spotlight, Jeremy has been busy making international headlines with his unique compositions of jazz music.

An all-rounder, he is also well-versed with other instruments like the drums, crafts fine tunes of enjoyable music and at times, sings while he plays onstage.

His words on composing original music: "I have no specific plan to follow through when it comes to composing a song. How long I take to compose a song also depends because it can also be in real time. Songs are..."there", already flying around in the air. The composer acts as a fine-tune antenna able to be quiet and still long enough to be receptive of music."

His Latest Album Release

Jeremy also actively seeks to promote the importance of nationalism through his musical pieces.

In his latest album release titled "Singapore Swing" in conjunction with the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts (MICA), Jeremy hopes to unify Singaporeans as one people by giving a savvy, tasteful twist to our country's national songs which would transcend cultural and language boundaries.

As MICA's director of the National Resilience Division, Dr Menon observed: "Singapore songs are an important component of nationhood - our heritage & our identity - and evoke a sense of nostalgia with many Singaporeans."

Through this project, Jeremy hopes to create more bonds and build little bridges for Singaporeans to come together, united as a whole.

His Upcoming Concert Highlights Together With T'ang Quartet

Currently, Jeremy is preparing for an upcoming collaboration with T'ang Quartet on the 29 & 30th May @ The Esplanade.

He spoke with great enthusiasm: "It's a coming together of jazz musicians, jazz bands and classical musicians. The whole concert is a novel idea,...and definitely has not been done in Singapore before."

The End

That's all... .For more details on the concert, u can click

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MTL TalkShow with Dr Chris BOESCH "Songs of Desmond MOEY and Kenneth LYEN" - 22 May 09

Host: Songs of KenLYEN DezMOEY
Type: Music/Arts - Listening Party
Network: Global
Date: Friday, May 22, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: EPPL Lib@Esplanade OpenStage
Street: Esplanade Area
City/Town: Singapore, Singapore
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May*22 fri 7pm OpenStage EPPL - Yes, MTL doing an interesting session there. "Songs of KenLYEN and DesMOEY" - a 1xhr sharing of the many published works of Ken and Des. Their musical theatre journey and quest. Playing CD songs and LIVE piano and guitar to illustrate. Will have singing as well. Projector showing photos and graphics. Producer: Desmond MOEY. Artistes: KenLYEN, DezMOEY. This special event is an MTL TalkShow, hosted by the debonair Dr Chris BOESCH. invites all friends and their friends to come have another Social event filled with Musicals!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Information from Esplanade:

Ling Kai is a singer-songwriter with a unique voice that reaches out and touches those who take time to listen. First making her name as Singapore's first bona fide YouTube star, with her self-penned acoustic guitar song ‘Larkin Step’ hitting one million views, she was soon after featured by a guest editor on the front page of YouTube. Ling Kai has since been signed to Australian indie label Lempicka Records. She has released a 6 track EP titled ‘Honestly’, and most recently appeared on Channel 5's Live n Loaded as a featured artist on the first episode. Sit back and enjoy her heartfelt songs that are bound to make a lasting impression.

For more information:

Lingkai website:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Local Original Music at The Concourse @ Esplanade - 20 May 09

Host: D'fusion
Type: Music/Arts - Performance
Network: Global
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Concourse @ Esplanade

Singapore Music Meetup - 20th May'09

The following information below is taken from the group The Singapore Singers & Songwriters Meetup Group from the website Meetup.

Pls register at if u are interested to go for musicians and music lovers networking event:

Hi to all Singapore Musicians!

Hope you are still doing great and inspiring through your music! It has been my honour after our very first meetup to personally come into contact with some groups and went on further to know you better. My sincere apologies for the absence of last month's meetup due to heavy workload schedules.

As promise, we will bring on a greater meaning to our very next meetup session (20th May'09, Wednesday, 7pm)!

We are holding the meetup networking session for musicians this time round with the following agenda:

1.) A 5-minute brief and introduction of ourselves. There will be a "Fast Pass" to all that are present on that day for some of the selected major projects. They include a search for a Theme Song (a National Youth Council project) that will have your original song featured on 100 MediaCorp TV ads, etc.

2.)An all round networking session to get to know one another better and personal. You will be able to tap onto each other talents and work on collaborations with the projects that we will be presenting to you on that day.

3.) While the networking session is on interacting with one another, you will be given the opportunity to showcase your talent! There should be available keyboard and guitars at this music school for use (they will give me the approval [or not] soon this week). If you have personal guitar/keyboard sets which you would like to bring to perform, you are most welcome to! (p.s. Pls advice us kindly in advance too..thanks!)

4.) Concurrently, we will be having our face-to-face meetup session with all who has Home Recording facilities. At the moment, there are already close to 20 who have contacted us. Should you have Home Recording facilities, please approach us on that day too.

Due to space constraints, this meetup session is based on a first-come-first serve basis. There are limited availability. And yes, this is free.

Check out on how to get to the exact venue:

Hope to hear from you soon!
Cheers Jerry Chen (p.s. you can reach me at my mobile: XXXXXX)

Location: Lee Wei Song School of Music
110 Killiney Road, Singapore 239549(Tai Wah building)Singapore
This is a private home or office
How to find us"Alight at Somerset MRT. It takes 10 mins or less to walk."
Who's coming?
27 Yes / 2 Maybe 11 spots left — RSVP deadline: May 20, 2009 7:00 PM Who is organizing? JerrY

Sunday, May 17, 2009

An Overture to "Take 5" Piano Quintet Series - Concert IV Together With Lim Yan - 17 May 09

Recently we did a live interview with our local classical pianist Lim Yan. Due to time constraint, we managed to generate a short write up on him and his concert. In future, we will see if we can generate a more detailed life story of him as a musician in Singapore. Below is the writeup...Enjoy!!!

Written By Tan Wen Hui and edited by AJ Chen Weijie

16 May 2009

Classical pianist Lim Yan - winner of 2006 National Arts Council (NAC) Young Artist Award - needs no introduction to our readers familiar with Singapore's classical music scene. After all, much publicity has been done on this refined gentleman who was also touted as a child prodigy in the eyes of his music teachers during his early days.

Naturally adept with the piano right from the very day he learnt how to finger through its black and white keyboards, the intriguing creations of musical harmony produced by the piano was one of the main reasons why Lim Yan chose the piano as his instrument of practice.

He mentioned "I've always heard of music as harmony, and harmony is an important part of music. So I had to choose an instrument that I was capable of playing, which is the piano."

Moreover, Lim Yan has always been fond of the sonorous sounds produced by the piano and his parents were also supportive of his decision to pursue a full-time career in music, which he emphasized periodically that he felt very fortunate to have gained his parents' blessings to study music.

To date, Lim Yan has "graced the stage on numerous occasions as an accompanist, soloist and chamber music collaborator in numerous performances here, in addition to being rehearsal and accompanist pianist for many SLO productions as well as their Children's Chorus", as mentioned by Singapore Opera Magazine's Blog writer, Steven.

His recent collaboration with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra (TMSO) and renowned conductor Maestro Kazuhiro Koizumi

In his first and most recent collaboration together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra (TMSO) on the 19th April 2009, Lim Yan recounted of his experience, "It was a really enjoyable and really good experience for me. TMSO is excellent and Mr Koizumi is very experienced and has great ideas about music. It was really good for me."

Speaking of his views on his rehearsal sessions together with TMSO and Mr Koizumi, Lim Yan said, "Even within the 3 rehearsals, we had some give and take (views on the interpretations in performance of the music), some really nice discussions about some musical details in Grieg*so yeah, it was really good for me as it was for them, too.”

*The piece in which he mentioned here is Grieg's piano concerto in A minor, composed by Grieg during the Romantic period.

If you are interested to read the feedback by music lovers who had attended TMSO's 2009 -10 Harmony World Tour concert together with Lim Yan, click HERE!!!

An Evening With "Take 5 Piano" Quintet Series-Concert IV

Speaking of his upcoming chamber repertoire "Take 5" Piano Quintet Series-Concert IV together with its composer Dr Joyce Koh and 4 other prominent musicians this Sunday at the Esplanade, Lim Yan was eager to provide us with highlights of this upcoming repertoire.

“It's a short concert, so the whole concert should be a highlight. Again, Shostakovich piano quintet is one of them and Dr Joyce Koh's pieces are going to be a world premium as it was commissioned for this concert, so yeah, should be quiet exciting. Do come along!"

"Dr Koh will do a short introduction about her piece before we actually perform it, partly because sometimes, new music can be a bit less acceptable unlike classical pieces. Also, it is not easy to write simple music which expresses such deep emotions compared to difficult pieces."

When asked on what he hopes to achieve out from this concert, Lim Yan thought hard to himself for a split second before replying us. "What we hope to achieve, well, that's a good philosophical question. We hope to achieve...well, to share with the audience the gift of music and hopefully to inspire, which is a lofty ambition."

"If not, then just spend an enjoyable evening together."

The End... .

Hereby we wish him all the best for his concert. Music lovers should buy the tickets asap...the concert falls on today 17 May 09... .Click HERE to find out more about the concert!!!

Feedback on Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra Concert - 17 May 09

Below are the feedback provided by concert audiences from Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonic Orchestra Concert (TMSO) concert on 17 May 09.

Important Note: Email and contact number are masked with “X” to protect the identities of the feedback respondents from privacy.

1. Feedback on TMSO concert by Miss Ya Hui Wang - “Music Director of the Conservatory Orchestra in Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music”

Q1. What is your opinion on the performance of TMSO orchestra and Maestro Kazuhiro Koizumi?

Very good. TMSO is very fine for an Asian ensemble, they play with discipline, an almost European sound.

Q2. What is your opinion on the performance of Lim Yan?

He has very good skills, and is a true musician.

Q3. What do u like and enjoy most about the concert?

All of it. As a conductor, one knows that every bar of a concerto or symphony is studied, scrutinized, memorized, delivered… so I enjoy when it is well played and well conducted.

Warm regards,


Ya-Hui WANG (Ms) :: Music Director, The Conservatory Orchestra, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music :: National University of Singapore :: 3 Estate Office Drive, Singapore 117485 :: XXX (DID) :: XX-XXXX XXXX (HP) :: XX-XXXX XXXX (Fax) :: XXX (E) :: (W) :: Company Registration No: 200604346E

2. Feedback on TMSO concert by a TMSO concert audience Mr Thang

Q1. What is your opinion on the performance of TMSO orchestra and Maestro Kazuhiro Koizumi?

The TMSO Orchestra as a whole was a synchronised, experienced and polished orchestra. Their performances of the 4 pieces that evening were fantastic, bringing to live the music of Tchaikovsky , Grieg and Mozart despite some minor interuptions from the strong air conditioning, flipping the pages of the musicians score and in one instance blowing off the score sheet! Their performances were very good, throughly enjoyable and breathaking particularly the last piece - Tchaikovsky's Symp No 5.

Maestro Koizumi was commanding and certainly succeeded in interpreting the musical scores of the composers for much of my delight. I was entrahlled by his mastery of the scores and his ability in giving birth to such wonderful music. His experiences had certainly been brought to the fore, culminating in such a powerful performance of Tchaikovsky's Symp 5. And yet, his encore piece, Mozart's Minuet was such a wonderful contrast to it, cementing his reputation of a true maestro!

Q2. What is your opinion on the performance of Lim Yan?

It was my first Lim Yan's concert. His interpretations of Grieg's Piano Con was slightly different form the ones that I usually listen to. It was nevertheless a good interpretation. He played very well along with the orchestra, bridging his style well with it. His strokes were 'gentle' and yet deft , precise and well paced.

Overall, it was an effortlessly good performance.

Q3. What do u like and enjoy most about the concert?

I liked the whole concert, amazed somewhat by the sheer virtousity of the whole orchestra, the masterful conductor and the guest pianist. The opening piece was very good, it was one of the very rare times that I had witnessed an orchestra that played with such unity, each note was played in unison, like a single heartbeat amongst them.The muscians all displayed such mastery of skills and depth of musciality and were very comitted to their music.

Grieg's Concerto was very good as Lim Yan played really well with the orchestra. Their music was clear, crisp and sweet.

Tchaikovsky's 5th Symp was enthralling and breathtaking though it was a long piece.

The wonderful encore piece was such a delightful surprise, Short sweet and wonderfully played.

I enjoyed it very much!



Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Fever Will Run Through Orchard Road by Wicked Aura - 17 May 09

Time: May 17, 2009 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Orchard Road, Singapore
Organized By: The Wicked Crew

Event Description:
A Fever Will Run Through Orchard Road
Yesterday at 2:40am

Come this sunday, 17th may, The Aura will hit the streets. For old times sake, for shits and giggles, for a bit of spare change(?) and for some thunderous noise-mongering - WICKED STYLEY.

Look for us around the stretch of Borders, Takashimaya or Heeren from 3pm onwards. Or just follow the noise. We will have the Louder Than Light album on sale for those of you who have yet to embrace The Wicked faith.

Peace, Love & Bombs,

The Wicked Crew

Credits goes to Drum Ning website - a site for hand drumming events and information in singapore. For details, click HERE !!!

Sonafa Black Trip Gig - 16 May 09

SONOFA Black Box Trip 16th May 2009 Saturday
8-10pm. The sound is set and they can't wait to see you all there! Tickets on the door $18. Pre-sale tickets at $15. Email

ONOFA BLACK BOX TRIP 2009 first gear is here...

Day/Date: Saturday, 16 May 2009

Time: 8pm to 10pm

Venue: SCAPE Youth Centre: Lab

With guests: Kill The Tempo

Click here or send an email to

to get tickets.

Pre Sale Tickets are going at $15.

Tickets at the door are going at $18.

Tickets availability is limites.

The credits of the information above goes to the band SONOFA

Sonofa Website: Click HERE!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Stardust Competition 2009 - 15 May 09

Stardust music competition...featuring local bands and solo musicians!!! Check out our local finalists who have made it to the finals 2molo!!!

Stardust Finalists have been selected!
Come down to Zouk and let them dazzle you with their amazing vocals and kick-ass showmanship.

Pre-Sale: $16
At the Door: $18
Each ticket is exchangeable for one drink coupon.

Here are our Finalists:
S01 Marcus Lee Jun Wei
S02 Jonathan Yuen Ze Ming
S03 Hu Tianpei
S04 Ainul Suhaidah
S05 Wu Zixuan Vera
S06 Tan Yun Yie Elaine
S07 Dewi Ernie Sulastri
S08 Syltra Lee
S09 Goh Shu Qing Yina
S10 Tang Dat Hanh
S11 Yap Shi Li
S12 Muhammad Fairus Bin Adam

B01 Con Men
B02 Imprompt-3
B03 Knightwings
B04 Still Youngz
B05 Pulse!
B06 Resonant Assault
B07 Class Act

Guest performances by Jack & Rai and Stellar Memory!

1-for-1 drinks throughout and ticket holders will be able to remain in Zouk after the event is over.

Club rules apply.


Get your tickets now from Stardust Committee members or Finalists.

For ticketing enquiries, please email: or call Hui Yi@81576030.

Facebook Link: Click HERE!!!
Official website of Stardust: Click HERE!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Latest Updates in my music blog

Hi guys!!! The viewership on my music blog in Singapore
have been growing. I am grateful to whoever comes in the way to support
the local music scene through providing music news and checking this
music blog regularly on the latest news on Singapore
music and musicians. It’s been a great journey for me. If u guys have
noticed, a new crew mate “Wen Hui” has just joined my team. If u guys
have been following my blog faithfully, u would have noticed a few
works of my fellow co-writer/interviewer Wen Hui featured in my music

So why the heck are we doing all this? For the love and passion for local music in Singapore… . Yaya… I know it sounds crappy but who else would support Singapore music if we don’t start doing something? Anyone can say that I want to support Singapore music but most importantly I think its not just by saying only…but u also need to do something about it.

Wen Hui and I had a lot of fun interacting with musicians and music lovers in Singapore. It sounds crazy but man…we had so much laughter and insights during our interactions with Singapore musicians through their real life stories. What’s more…sometimes we get free treatments…from doing what we love to do. Hehe...the free treatments shall remain as secrets for now.

At the current moment, we are looking forward to see how we can push it
further…from e-mail all the way to live/video interviews…with these
marvelous musicians. Currently we have a few line-up of musicians in
our list. Of course we are still thinking of new ways to entertain and
inspire people through music news and form a network of music lovers
and musicians where friendship and love can be built. Do send in yr
suggestions on how we can make the music blog better or stuff u wish us
to inform. Music is important but in life, I feel it's the friendship
bond which keeps us together in this musical journey.

Seriously speaking, I personally feel that Singapore is such a boring place apart from occasional clubbing in Zouk to watching concerts/gigs around the small town of Singapore.

Nothing much to do...So if u are rotting yr boring life at yr home and
feel that u are up to volunteering your “services” in our media and
design team to us, do write in to us via email or tag me. We love to see how u can fit into
our family.


Back to looking at the interviews...stuff. Thats all from me. Till then, see u guys around!!!

Music Blog Manager/Team Leader
AJ .

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Take 5" Piano Quintet Series-Concert IV - 17 May 09

The following concert information below is provided by musicians from the "Take 5" Piano Quintet Series-Concert IV:

"Take 5" Piano Quintet Series-Concert IV

Date: Sunday, 17 May 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio

$12 (concession), $20 (adults)
For tickets please email us at:

Tickets also available from:
Gramercy Music (S) Pte. Ltd. (Tel: 63453815)
Synwin Violins (Tel: 67437865)
Ambercraft Violins (Tel: 62388750)


“Take 5” is a chamber music series initiated in 2007 by five prominent professional Singaporean musicians to showcase masterpieces in the quintet chamber repertoire. “Take 5” is a bold project that is unprecedented in its commitment to showcase the quintet chamber repertoire as well as to commission and present works by local composers for this genre. “Take 5” has featured three concerts so far, performing piano quintets by Brahms, Dohnányi, Dvorák and Kelly Tang. These performances have received critical acclaim.

Its debut concert on 19 September 2007, featuring a premiere of Elgar’s Piano Quintet as well as Franck’s Piano Quintet, was hailed as “outstanding” and “intense” by The Straits Times. Its third concert presented on 17 August 2008 was also described by the Straits Times as “Unstoppable…brought the house down”.

In its Fourth concert, “Take 5” will perform quintets by Dimitri Shostakovich. and will also present its newly commissioned quintet by world acclaimed Singaporean composer, Joyce Koh. Performers will include:

-Dr. Joyce Koh, composer
(1998 NAC Young Artist Award winner; Composer and Dean of Music, Singapore Arts School)

-Lim Yan, piano
(2006 NAC Young Artist Award winner)

-Foo Say Ming, violin
(First Violinist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Music Director, Re:Mix)

-Lim Shue Churn, violin
(First Violinist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra)

-Chan Yoong Han, viola
(2004 NAC Young Artist Award winner; Fixed Chair First Violinist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Concertmaster, Singapore Festival Orchestra)

-Chan Wei Shing, cello
(cellist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra)

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 Dimitri SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude: Lento (1906-1975)
Fugue: Adagio
Scherzo: Allegretto
Intermezzo: Lento
Finale: Allegretto


Piano Quintet Joyce Bee Tuan KOH
(b. 1968)

Lim Yan, piano
Foo Say Ming, violin
Lim Shue Churn, violin
Chan Yoong Han, viola
Chan Wei Shing, cello

“Take 5” Piano Quintet Series: Past and Future Concerts

Concert I

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, op. 84
Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

19 September 2007
Esplanade Recital Studio

Concert II

Ernő Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, op. 1
Antonin Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, op. 81

30 March 2008
Esplanade Recital Studio

Concert III

Kelly Tang: Quintet for Piano and Strings
Antonin Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 1 in A major, op. 5
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34

17 August 2008
Esplanade Recital Studio

Concert IV

Alexander Borodin: Piano Quintet in C (1862)
Dimitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57
Joyce Koh: Piano Quintet (world premiere)

17 May 2009
Esplanade Recital Studio

Concert V

Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44

Esplanade Recital Studio

Tickets now available for booking at:

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Monochrome Gig on 11 & 12 May 09

Esplanade flyer

Here comes a band Monochrome - a bilingual alternative rock band which composes and performs both original English and Mandarin tunes. Check them out on myspace and upcoming performances at Esplanade on 11 and 12 may 09. Pretty cool band with unique sounds!!!

Monochrome Myspace: Click

Thursday, May 7, 2009

TimeLine EP Promo Party by Guitarist Brandon Gan - 10 May 09

Event: TimeLine EP Promo Party
"Join Brandon and his band at Wala Wala for their debut performance "
What: Listening Party
Host: Brandon Gan
Start Time: Sunday, May 10 at 8:00pm
End Time: Sunday, May 10 at 10:00pm
Where: Wala Wala Cafe and Bar

Performance by Brandon and his band to promote his to be released guitar instrumental EP. As alcohol is served, no patrons under 18 years of age allowed.

The information above is given by guitarist/songwriter Brandon Gan.

Map of the gig venue: Click HERE!!!
Facebook Link: Click HERE!!!
Official Website of Brandon Gan: Click HERE!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Razzleplay" Mandarin Indie Band Debut CD Album Launch LIVE Music Performance - 9 May09, 16 May 09

Here comes a new local band "Razzleplay" who just released their own debut CD album! Do support them!!! This band really have some decent music on their album. Can't say much about them since I haven't seen them perform live. Rest assured if I can get some media and news information about this band, I will post it up. Look at their looks really cool!!! In the meanwhile, check out my blog posts in the month of April and May 09. A lot of juicy news coming up soon with guitarist Brandon Gan debut CD album gig...this sunday nite. More details will be released... . If u guys have any upcoming news from musicians in Singapore, send it to me via email or drop a tag on my msg box:

Official website of Razzleplay band: Click here

Skybluzone Songwriters Workshop - 16 May 09

The credit of the following information below goes to Skyblue Songwriters Guild:

Skybluzone Songwriters Workshop
Date: 16 May 2009 (Sat)
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Venue: Music Garage @ The Central

Dear Songwriters,
Skybluzone are glad to conduct our first workshop for 2009. The location will be at Music Garage @ The Central.
In this workshop, you will get to interact with fellow songwriters and listen to people’s demos. I will also take this avenue to spot potential demos that I can send to Taiwan market, and share with you tips on making a good demo.
(click this link below for our song requests)
To participate, simply do up at least one mp3 demo with at least one vocal and one instrument, and email them to, stating your:

1. Full Name as in your Identity Card
2. Gender
3. Age
4. Nationality
5. Contact Number
6. Music Background, if any(All fields must be filled)

If you wish to participate but do not have any demos to contribute, we will need you to pay a registration fee of $3 on the actual day. This registration fee is waived for participants who contribute at least one demo. You will still need to email us your particulars.

There are limited vacancies for this workshop, so hurry, register now!
Deadline for registration: 9 May 2009 (Sat) 10pm
P/S: We do not entertain any walk-ins on the actual day.

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