Friday, December 13, 2013

PIANO POTPOURRI - a few of my favorite things!

A piano recital by Geraldine ONG

Date: 4th January 2014
TIme: 8pm
Admission: by minimum donation RM30...
Venue: Toccata Studio 19B, SS2/55, 47300 PJ, Selangor, Malaysia .


Date: 5 january 2014
Time: 2pm
venue: Toccata Studio, 19b, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Participants RM160 /hour (limited slots)
Observers RM 30 entire session

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Geraldine Ong recently received a tenure-track position at Valley City State University as Assistant Professor of Applied and Collaborative Piano. Her duties at VCSU include teaching applied piano and class piano, collaborating on faculty and student recitals, accompanying vocal ensembles, and co-teaching piano pedagogy courses. Geraldine previously served as adjunct faculty at Houston Community College and University of Houston. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Houston Moores School of Music studying with renowned pedagogue Nancy Weems. She was a recipient of the University of Houston Presidential Graduate Fellowship, awarded to students of exceptional caliber who represent extraordinary academic credentials. Prior to doctoral studies, she received her master's and bachelor's degrees from Northwestern University and Missouri State University. Her principle teachers include Alan Chow, Su Wei-Han, and Ng Chong Lim.

Born in Seremban, Geraldine was surrounded by music from an early age. Growing up, she studied piano because she loved playing for fun, but when the opportunity arose to pursue piano performance in the United States for college, she became serious about piano as a career.

An accomplished concert pianist, Geraldine has been featured playing Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the Houston Symphony and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Ravel’s Left Hand Concerto with Houston Civic Symphony, and Mozart’s C-Major Piano Concerto K. 467 with New Orleans Civic Symphony. She has performed internationally, with concerts in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including a debut at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., and Parc de Bel Ebat in France, where Ravel’s Piano Trio was premiered.

In the past two years, she has been performing solo and chamber recitals regularly with the Da Camera of Houston Young Artist and Greenbriar Consortium. She has also collaborated with the Houston Grand Opera Co. and AURA Contemporary Ensemble. In addition, her performances have been featured on Fox Television Network KRIV Channel-26 and KUHA 91.7 FM radio The Front Row. Her recent accolades include special recognition at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, fourth place and audience prize at the Ima Hogg National Concerto Competition, first place at the New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition, and third place at the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Music Series - BOXING BEATS - when percussionists meet...

New music series

when percussionists meet...

Percussionists in action:
Tan Su Yin, Jimmy Zhai, Chia Cheng Kok

Date : 26/12/2013, Thursday
Time : 830pm
19 B, SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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 improvisation.

“Boxing Beats” a new music concert will be held on 26 December 2013, 830pm at Toccata Studio, 19 B, SS2/55, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. This is a project made possible with partial support by the Krishen Jit Astro fund. Percussionists will be performing in this concert include Tan Su Yin, will bring to audiences new sound, new inspiration, new music and new ideas! At a minimum donation of RM20 admission, you get to enjoy a night of uniqueness, filled with unexpected magic.

Toccata Studio, which promotes arts and culture primarily, is not only a platform for musicians and artists but it is also a place for various forms of music, arts and cultural events and performances alike. We organized performances from time to time, including classical recitals, arts exhibition, dance=music series, travel talks, film screening and more. We welcome everyone to join us to support our promotion for music and arts, hoping to establish an arts community.

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