Dragon Ladies Don't Weep
Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay
Margaret carved a niche on the prepared piano and toy piano. Melvyn on the fortepiano and modern piano.
Sadly, living professional lives overseas distanced them from Singapore for decades. This was a tremendous loss to a country that was transforming itself into a ‘renaissance arts city’.
We decided to intervene.
First we linked up with Melvyn and presented him in his debut concert in Singapore on 19 January 2011, thus ending his 30-year exile from Singapore. The Straits Times described it as an “emotional and historic event”, likening it to Horowitz’s celebrated return to Russia.
Then we re-introduced Margaret to Singapore securing engagements and a new commission with the Singapore International Festival of Arts for 2014-2015, breaking her 12-year hiatus from Singapore.
The rest is history!
Both artists have since been prominent features in the musical life of Singapore and the region. Welcomed back repeatedly to perform concerts in solo, ensemble or orchestral settings and in regional performance tours, they also give back by sharing their knowledge and artistry with a new generation of music talents.
Margaret and Melvyn have come full circle in Singapore, contributing to music excellence in a city that is now very different from the one they left.
We are immensely proud to have guided their professional journeys home. We thank the many partners who supported us along the way:
Adelaide Festival Centre
Arts Centre Melbourne
Australian Hadyn Quartet
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Guizhou Symphony Orchestra
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
LaSalle College of Arts
Melbourne Recital Centre
National Gallery Singapore
Orchestra of Music Makers
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Singapore Chinese Orchestra
Sydney Recital Centre
Tasmania International Arts Festival
Singapore International Festival of Arts
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
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