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TYMFO: Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto


Sun Apr 10 2016, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: SOTA - Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Bras Basah, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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The Young Musicians' Foundation Orchestra (TYMFO) is back after a hiatus with an exciting repertoire!

Come join the musicians of TYMFO as they present two popular works by Rachmaninoff and Beethoven in a concert conducted by Alvin Arumugam and featuring Charles Cousins on the Piano.

Grieg Morning Mood (Morgenstemning) from Peer Gynt Suite No.1
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

Make a date with us for an afternoon of classical hits and musical bliss!

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For bulk orders above 10 tickets, please contact 90628903. This event is proudly presented by TYMFO.

About the Pianist
Charles Cousins

Charles Cousins is an IT business leader, who has been living and working in Singapore and Hong Kong for more than 25 years.

A keen amateur pianist, Charles has been under the tutelage of Tedd Joselson, the renowned Singapore-resident concert pianist, for almost five years.

In 2013, in front of a private invitation only audience, Charles performed Rachmanoff's Third Piano Concerto. He joins us to perform Rachmaninoff's more popular Second Concerto, the first movement of which he first performed when he was studying at school in the uk.

Charles is married with two children.

About the Conductor
Alvin Arumugam

Beginning his musical journey at the age of thirteen as a percussionist in the Yu Hua Secondary School Concert Band, Alvin Arumugam joined the Singapore Wind Symphony two years later. His association with this ensemble gave him extensive performance opportunities. In 1999, while studying in Catholic Junior College, he led the formation of the Catholic Junior College Symphonic Band.

Upon graduation, Alvin went on to serve as the Singapore Armed Forces Band as its concertmaster. Under the tutelage of Mr. Jin Ta, the Principal Flute of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, he obtained a Diploma from Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in flute performance.

In addition to attending several conducting conventions, including an International Conducting masterclass in 2008 by Maestro Douglas Bostock, the principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Alvin also has gathered extensive experience in conducting and band pedagogy, complementing his expertise in flute performance.

Currently, Alvin Arumugam is the resident conductor of the Clementi Town Secondary School, Saint Margaret’s Secondary School, Anderson Junior College, and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. His musical direction has steered his ensembles to perform remarkably at international events. In 2016, Alvin assumed the position of Music Director of the Young Musicians’ Foundation Orchestra.

About the Orchestra

The Young Musicians' Foundation Orchestra was founded by Singaporean conductor Darrell Ang (who remains their Artistic Advisor) and several prize-winning prodigies who were formerly members of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and who have made it their mission to represent and support other young Singaporean musicians like themselves.

In the past, TYMFO has performed for President Tony Tan, Keppel Corp's massive 45th Anniversary Gala, Gazprom's annual classical music showcase at SOTA, and at the First Singapore-Russia Jazz Festival with Jeremy Monteiro. All appearances by the Young Musicians' Foundation (Singapore) Orchestra are in line with the Foundation's mission: to raise funds in support of Singapore's less fortunate young musical talents who wish to pursue professional studies in music either in Singapore or abroad.

Their most recent appearances include the COMPASS Awards 2015 held at the Resorts World Sentosa Grand Ballroom and heartlands outreach events at Pasir Ris and Ang Mo Kio.