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. 

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