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Music at an Exhibition - The Regal Violin

When:

Fri Sep 20 2013, 8:00pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $45.00
  • Additional fees may apply

In conjunction with Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein Special Exhibition.

Following last year’s sell-out success, the Music at an Exhibition concert series will return to National Museum of Singapore for its second edition.

Come August and September, the exhibition galleries provide an inspired setting for an array of chamber concerts dedicated to the presentation of the Baroque repertoire. This series of concerts traverses the whole Baroque from its very earliest roots in the music of the Flemish Sweelinck and the Italian Gabrielli, to its final flowering in the great keyboard works of J.S. Bach. It also explores the influence of the Baroque on the great Viennese Classical masters, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

Immerse yourself in the exquisite masterpieces from the collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein, before sitting down to experience the compelling virtuosity of accomplished musicians who will perform the familiar favourites as well as some of the rarely heard gems of Baroque music.

Qian Zhou violin
Albert Tiu piano

J.S. Bach
Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006

J.S. Bach
Sonata in E major for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1016

Mozart
Sonata No.26 in B-flat major for Violin and Piano, K. 378

Schubert
Fantasie in C major, D. 934

The final concert of the series celebrates, if not the King of Instruments, then certainly the Queen. With Bach’s unaccompanied Partitas, we hear unquestionably the greatest music ever written for solo violin, while in music by Mozart we hear how it came almost to imitate the human voice. And we look into the future as the violin moves into realms of virtuoso display nobody in the Baroque ear could ever have imagined possible.

Qian Zhou’s recital highlights have included performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall and the Vienna Concert Hall. She is Head of Strings at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

Albert Tiu has been labelled "an artist of uncommon abilities" by the American Record Guide. His inventive and imaginative programmes have been heard around the world. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.