Thursday, January 31, 2013

Need A Space?? Welcome to TOCCATA!

We rent out spaces

Installation / exhibition / talk / workshop / rehearsal can be carried out here.

 Recital room without chairs. recital / workshop / talk / screening / rehearsal /
music lesson made possible in this space.

 Recital room with chairs, maximum seats 60pax.

Reception area, we had transform this space into film screening room and travel talk room before. Lots a flexibility and possibilities. 

Toccata Studio rent out spaces at reasonable and affordable price for 
music lessons, rehearsals, music recital, art exhibition, 
film screening, talks, workshop, master classes, 
installation art and more. please do not hesitate to contact us 
if you need a space for arts, music, cultural related events of any kind. 
You can reach us at 016-3618504 or 
if you would like to visit us, 

we are at 19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
 (by appointment only)

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Music Series

Lunar New Year 2013 
East Meets West 

New Music Series - Poster

Vocal : Aguan Lim
Piano / Electronic: Ng Chor Guan
Percussion / Dulcimer : Wumi 
Bassoon : Terence Chong
Alto Lute (Zhongruan)Tung Zi Yan

Date : 22/2/2013
Time : 8pm
19 B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.               
Admission : By minimum donation RM20

Are you looking for new music?
Do you fancy some special sound?
Are you in search of uniqueness in music?

This is the chance for you.
Join this event for a brand new experience in music.

“Lunar New Year East Meets West” a new music concert will be held on
 22 February 2013, 8pm at Toccata Studio, 19 B, SS2/55, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. This project is supported by Krishen Jit Astro Fund.
Musicians including theremin player Ng Chor Guan, vocalist Aguan Lim, 
Percussion and dulcimer player Wumi, Bassoon player Terence Chong and 
Alto Lute player Tung Zi Yan will bring to audiences new sound, new inspiration, 
new music and mew ideas! 
At a minimum donation of RM20 admission, you get to enjoy a night of miracle. 
Those who donate above RM25 will get a specially 
design limited edition badge in conjunction to 
Chinese New Year celebration.

Please browse our youtube website to watch the teaser if you've missed it.

Here is the youtube link:


Vocal  : Aguan Lim 林逸源
Piano  / Electronic 电子乐器 : Ng Chor Guan 黄楚原
Percussion / Dulcimer 扬琴 : Wumi 無米
Basson  : Terence Chong 俊开
Zhongruan 中阮 Tung Zi Yan 丁子殷

日期 2013  2 22 
时间  晚上 8 
19 B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
入场 最低乐捐 20 零吉



“农历新年之东西合并版”音乐演奏会定于 2  22 日晚上 8 时正在
八打灵 19B, SS2/55  Toccata Studio 拉开序幕。
這項演出獲得 Krishen Jit Astro Fund 的支持。
入场以乐捐方式,最低乐捐 20 零吉。
凡乐捐 25 零吉以上的热心人士即将获得特别设计限量版蛇年徽章作为纪念。

请浏览 观看预告片

Happy Lunar New Year 2013!!


Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Collaborative Performance


A collaborative performance between 
Theremin and Violin
Theremin - Ng Chor Guan
Violin - Fung Chern Hwei

Fugu - Poster

Date: 5/2/2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: Toccata Studio, 
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 
Admission: minimum donation RM20, 
if you donate more than RM25 you will get a 
specially design limited edition badge for free! 
(in conjunction to Chinese New Year celebration)

复古 -特雷鸣与小提琴的对话

日期 : 2013 年 2 月5 日
时间 :晚上 8 时
地点 :Toccata Studio, 
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 
入场 :最低乐捐 20 零吉,
凡乐捐 25 零吉以上者将免费

 Fung Chern Hwei on violin 小提琴: 冯承晖 

Ng Chor Guan on Theremin 特雷鸣:黄楚原


Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Feedback from audience

We LOVE feedback
from audiences!

This is what   Yong Shuang Chow said about 'RESONANCE' of dance=music series : 

I attended yesterday night's show. 
Throughout the show the music surprisingly caught my attention 
as much as the dance movements, just as what the series itself says: dance=music. 
AS a dancer I always think that it is music that ignites movements. 
Never thought that the relationship could happen the other way round, 
or rather mutually. A simple and comfortable corroboration where sound 
and movements interact 'organically', if there is such a word. 
I was also very touched to see Qian Qian's improvisation session.
 Overall very interesting and I love it. :)

For those who missed RESONANCE show, 
we have dance=music series coming up next in march, stay tuned. 

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Reading Brahms


by Yann Shie OH


A music appreciation n sharing session with live performances from students

Date: 27/1/2013
Time: 3-5 pm
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Admission: RM40 for observer, 
RM25 for participant (places are limited, 
participant who wish to play, 
please kindly contact 016-3618504 for confirmation.) 
(pieces from op.72, 76, 116, 117, 118, 119 & 10)

OH Yann Shie
“I would definitely want to hear more of you,” – remarked Gary Graffman after her performance at the Oxford Piano Festival in July 2009. 
3rd prizewinner at the 2008 Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in France, 
Miss Oh is also the first Malaysian to enter and graduate from
 the prestigious Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, 
Russia (alma mater of Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Svyatoslav Richter,
 Emil Gilels, Mikhail Pletnev and Ivo Pogorelich to name a few) 
in November 2008 with a Doctorate in Piano Performance 
and two minors in chamber ensemble and voice accompaniment.

Since her debut of the Grieg Piano Concerto at the age of 13 with
 the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Orchestra at the DBKL Auditorium and 
a subsequent appearance abroad at the Liszt Memorial Concert Hall in 
Budapest, Hungary the following year, Yann Shie has been a frequent 
performer in Malaysia, playing in various concert halls including the
 Dewan Merdeka in PWTC, the Komtar Auditorium, the Dewan Budaya 
at the University of Science in Penang and appearing as soloist with 
the KL Symphony Orchestra and KL Youth Orchestra.

Throughout her studies in Moscow, Yann Shie's playing has taken her 
from the halls in Moscow including the Rachmaninov Hall and the 
Small Hall of the Conservatoire, the Concert Hall of the 
Central Music School affiliated to the Conservatoire, the Prokofiev Museum and 
the Glinka Museum to the Sheremet’yev Palace in St. Petersburg and 
the Great Hall of the Tambov Rachmaninov Music Institute in Tambov. 
She is a regular performer at the annual Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival in 
Oxford, UK. Other appearances include performing at the 
Piano Festival in Nice, France in August 2007 and in Leipzig at the 
Bluthner PianoforteFabrik Pavillion.

In June 2009 Yann Shie conducted an all-Schumann piano 
lecture-recital at the Kaohsiong Wen Tzao Language College.
 Later in July she was guest soloist for the 
2009 HSBC Classic’s “Festival of Rising Stars”, 
where she performed the Yellow River Piano Concerto with the KLPac orchestra. 
2010 brought her to Hangzhou and Shanghai on a piano duo tour 
and a master class at the Shanghai Music Conservatoire. 
Yann Shie returned for the 2011 HSBC Classics, staging a
 Piano Quintet Chamber Music Evening and
 a chamber ensemble workshop.

Events in 2012 included 2 recitals in Japan in March and adjudicating for
 the Kota Kinabalu Music Festival in early June and the 
MYOF Music Festival in early September.

Yann Shie has worked with internationally renowned pianists and pedagogues 
Sulamita Aronovsky, Vladimir Krainev, John Lill, Xu Zhong and 
Patsy Toh in master classes. She herself has given a series of 
master classes for the piano faculties of UPM,UiTM, USM and UCSI. 
She is currently on the faculty of the Vibrante School of Music in 
Subang Jaya and an appointed external examiner for Master of 
Music Programme of TwinTech University College.

On a side note, Yann Shie was engaged by the 
Esplanade Theatre of Singapore as assistant stage manager for the 
South-East Asia Tour of the renowned Mariinsky Ballet Troup and 
Orchestra from St. Petersburg in Sept 2011.

Oh Yann Shie is demonstrating how the suspension unresolved from Brahms' intermezzo 

Introduction of Johanne Brahms by Oh Yann Shie

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013




Dear all,

We have a new phone number for Toccata Studio !

Now you can contact us via 016-3618504 to replace the old number 016-3046404.

So, please be reminded, our new number is 016-3618504.

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dance = Music Series


Resonance's Poster

A collaborative performance between contemporary dance and music
共鸣, 一场融合即兴现代舞及现场即兴音乐演出

Date日期: January 18 and 19, 2013

Time时间: 8pm
Venue地点: Toccata Studio 
19B, ss2/55, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Admission乐捐: minimum donation RM20
Contact联络: 016-3618504

Contemporary dancer Leng Poh Gee (Head of Department <Dance> Cultural Center, University Malaya) together with music composer Ng Chor Guan will bring to the audiences this unprecedented performance. Aside from traditional and fixed choreography, “RESONANCE” an experimental improvisation performances in “Dance = Music series” to find resonance between dance and music.


Resonance - Figuring out how body and sound talk to each other in a very organic way.

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013



Some very true facts, S
Some very interesting information, 
Some very fun things !

(unfortunately, for the time being only available in chinese.)

Please visit this blog,

也许有些人觉得艺术高不可攀。那不妨从最基本的开始,一旦开始亲近艺术这门轻资产,就算看不懂,也会让人有幸福感。 在这里,我们将尽量每一期都会把内容浓缩到一小时可以看完,对忙碌的现代人来说,给艺术一小时,提升一下自己,不算多。欢迎你来。

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


灿烂“爆炸”秀 - Explosion 

by Kien Tan






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Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Creativity needs your support!

Cake Project #5 



is a combination of CAKE + 
creative ideas kick-off point funding project.
Address19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone no.0163618504
Facebooktoccata studio

Cake Project offers an opportunity to the creative community to make possible ambitious projects for future development. This bi-monthly events aim to build a strong, generous and diverse network of local art practitioners and audiences. Public participation and discussion encourage the success.
How it works?
  • Artists, musicians, writers, performers, filmmakers, dancers, designers and the like, all are welcome to submit proposals to be considered for funding. 
  • At the event, every person will be asked to donate a minimum of RM15, which goes to the prize pot. In return, you’ll share a piece of homemade cake and coffee/tea, at the same time eligible to vote for ONE proposal you think has the best creative idea.
  • Each participant who has submitted proposal is required to make a brief presentation on his/her submitted idea. Occasionally, there may also be performances or talks by special guests.
  • At the end of the event, votes are counted. The winner receives the prize pot (the evening’s donations) and will be invited to present the outcomes of their project at the next event.
So, you can participate by sending in your proposal, present your idea, hear the other ideas and vote on your favourite;
You can join as a voter, listen to new ideas, enjoy a piece of cake and coffee/tea and vote on the idea that you like most to see it happen.
Either way everyone gets to vote.
If you would like to submit an idea, deadline for submission is at 12 noon last Sunday of every even numbers month in order to participate at the following month. (i.e. April, June, August…) If you would like to attend this event, it will be held at 3pm on first Sunday of every odd numbers month. (i.e. May, July, September, November…)

Submission of proposal for CAKE PROJECT

We welcome creative ideas of any art forms.

How to submit a proposal?

  • All proposal submission to be hand in to TOCCATA in person or send by email

  • Winner of CAKE PROJECT must premier their project in the said proposal at TOCCATA within one year from winning date. TOCCATA studio will invite past winner to attend coming Cake Project from time to time to follow up the progress of their project.

  • Same proposal cannot be resubmit continuously on the following session. (i.e, if your proposal does not win on May 2012 session, you can only resubmit from September 2012 onwards)

  • All proposal submission must reach TOCCATA before 12 noon on last Sunday of the even numbers month to participate for CAKE PROJECT on the first Sunday of next odd numbers month.

Thanks to our cake sponsor Aunty Nancy.

点子计划 :一项让创意点子揭开序幕的微资金计划

地址19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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  • 我们欢迎画家、音乐家、作家、演艺家、电影制作人、舞蹈家、设计师摄影师等任何艺术领域从业者呈交简短的创新点子计划,以便从中考虑出席点子计划微资金实行日的候选人。

  • 在点子计划微资金实行日,我们邀请广大群众出席参与。所有出席者必须以至少十五零吉的最低捐款为入门通行价,所有款项将被收入捐款箱。每一位出席者都将获得一片自制蛋糕与咖啡或茶。与此同时,每一位出席者都将自动获得投一票的权利。

  • 候选人将受邀请分别介绍各自的创新点子计划。在介绍的休息时间,将会有简短的特别嘉宾演奏。聆听所有候选人的创新点子计划之后,所有出席者须决定投出手上的一票给于最欣赏的创新点子。

  • 点子计划微资金实行日的最后一个阶段,所有投出的票将被计算。得票最高的创新点子计划将获得捐款箱内的现款,作为该计划揭开序幕的第一笔微资金。获奖人也将受邀参与未来的微资金计划实行日,以便所有出席者能跟进该计划的进行,体验从零开始至完成一项创意艺术计划的整个过程。







  • 我们欢迎任何艺术领域任何形式的创新点子计划。所有参与的简短创新点子计划必须亲自呈交 TOCCATA 或电邮

  • 创新点子计划微资金的得主必须在获得微资金当日计算起一年之内首演该计划。

  • 已呈交的同一创新点子计划如果不成功成为候选人,必须等到相隔两个月之后才能再度呈交。
  • 所有参与的简短创新点子计划必须在每个双数月份的最后一个星期日中午十二时之前呈交 TOCCATA STUDIO,以便参与下一个单数月份第一个星期日的点子计划微资金实行日。

Toccata Studio
19B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.