|Sat May 28 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm|
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As part of his 2016 World Tour, Sungha Jung will return to Singapore for his sixth headlining show on 28 May 2016. Ticket Sales will commence on 5 February 2016.
Sungha Jung has been hailed by many guitar lovers and musicians as the finest teenage fingerstyle guitarist in the world. Combining spell-binding technique with artistic wizardry, his guitar renditions of contemporary, jazz, broadway and classical tunes have gone viral on YouTube, having been viewed over 400 million times around the globe.
Sungha Jung perform a type of guitar music known among enthusiasts as fingerstyle. In this virtuosic style of music, the guitarist uses the guitar like a piano, and proceeds to perform the melody, bass, accompaniment and percussion all on a single instrument.
Sungha has long held an appreciation for Singapore music, and has extensively arranged and performed popular local songs at his concerts. Some of his previous arrangements include hits by JJ Lin, Tanya Chua, Kit Chan and Stefanie Sun. These songs are included in his set lists whenever he performs in Singapore.
2016 is a special year for Sungha. He will be releasing his sixth solo album; and is visiting Singapore for the sixth consecutive year. Fans at last year’s SG50 show fondly recall and appreciate Sungha’s touching gesture to celebrate our nation’s birthday as he carefully arranged and performed Kit Chan’s Home and Stefanie Sun’s We Will Get There. Reveling in the superior audio and visual experience afforded by the Esplanade Concert Hall, Sungha delivered a masterclass in guitar playing - beautifully crafted melodies blended seamlessly with catchy bass riffs; notes were aptly placed and tonally perfect; Sungha’s subtle playing, strong and weak in turn, facilitated the ebbs and flows of each piece, and allowed him to illustrate each musical piece with beauty and heart-felt expression.
For this upcoming concert, Sungha will be ably supported by Singapore’s very own guitar virtuoso, Neil Chan. Come expecting a strong showing of solo and duet guitar music featuring a carefully-chosen set list of originals and crowd favorites!
About Sungha Jung
Sungha first picked up a guitar as a 5 year old, after watching his dad play it. He improved quickly by watching and imitating videos of seasoned veterans such as Ulli Boegerhausen, Andy McKee and Kotaro Oshio. The video that launched Sungha on the road to stardom was his rendition of the Pirates of the Carribean theme song, which was watched over 44 million times on YouTube. Since then, Sungha has embarked on worldwide sold-out tours, and performed with the likes of Jason Mraz, 2NE1, Tommy Emmanuel and YouTube Stars Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider.
Sungha Jung Guitar Competition
The Sungha Jung Guitar Competition, the largest fingerstyle guitar competition in Southeast Asia, will be back on 27 May 2016. The triennial competition previously took place in 2013 in Singapore, with the finals showcasing worldclass guitarists from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia.
The compeition’s panel of judges include Sungha Jung, Neil Chan and Sprout Entertainment Director Hong Mun. The competition winner will get the opportunity to open the show for Sungha Jung the next day. For more information on the competition, please visit http://www.sproutentertainment.com.sg
Tickets to Sungha Jung Live in Singapore 2016 go on sale on 5 February at SISTIC. Grab your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are priced between $46 and $96, and are available at SISTIC from 5 Feb through their website, phone hotline and physical SISTIC outlets. Cat 1 VIP ticket buyers can choose to top up $15 at payment for a meet and greet package that includes a 1 on 1 photograph and a complimentary CD album, entitled Paint It Acoustic.
Get your tickets from http://www.sistic.com.sg, or call 6348 5555 or visit SISTIC Outlets islandwide.
For further information on the event, visit http://www.facebook.com/sproutentertainment.
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