CultureLink Artists in London & Singapore Festivals

CultureLink Artists appearing in concerts at the City of London Festival in June 2015:

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Siow Lee-Chin: Bach at St Bart’s

Tuesday 23 June, 8.30pm
St Bartholomew-the-Great
Bach – Violin Sonata No 1 in G minor
Ysaÿe – Violin Sonata No 6 in E minor
New work by Yao Chen Bach – Chaconne

In a programme of Bach to St Bart’s, Lee Chin will perform a solo recital at the atmospheric nave of St Bartholomew-the -Great as the rays of the  setting sun shine through the famed stained glass windows of the church. Lee Chin journeys from the 17th to the 21st century, traversing from Bach to Ysaye,  to the premiere of a new work by Chinese composer Yao Chen, before returning to the monumental Chaconne by Bach.

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T’ang Quartet and Melvyn Tan

Monday 29 June, 7.30pm
Merchant Taylor’s Hall, London
Dvořák Piano Quintet
Janáček String Quartet No 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata
Liszt 3 Concert Studies: Il Lamento, La Leggierezza and Un Sospiro

The impeccable T’ang Quartet and renowned pianist Melvyn Tan join forces again since their first 2014 collaboration in Singapore, to reinterpret classical repertoire for classical and contemporary fans, as Eastern and Western musical prodigies are seamlessly and artfully

Singapore International Festival of Arts

Guts & Steel
19 August, 8pm
Victoria Concert Hall

Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478
Boccherini Quintet C Major No. 6, Op. 57 (posthumous): The Military Night Watch in Madrid
Dvorák Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

In Guts & Steel, the T’ang Quartet collaborates with pianist Melvyn Tan. They eschew the 20th-century technique of playing classical pieces with steel strings, modern instruments and techniques. Instead, they play the harpsichord, fortepiano and other period instruments to bring the music of Mozart and Boccherini to life.

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Margaret Leng Tan in Cabinet of Curiosities

27, 28, 29 August, 8pm
SOTA Studio Theatre

Margaret Leng Tan, hailed as the “queen of the toy piano” by The New York Times, returns to Singapore to celebrate her 70th birthday as both pianist extraordinaire and multi-faceted performer。

Cabinet Of Curiosities, co-produced by CultureLink Singapore, is a programme of music-theatre works performed on pianos large and small, as well as toys and sound objects, some newly invented. It features also the world premiere of Curios, a 30-minute work by Phyllis Chen.

City of London Festival