Beethoven's 2nd Symphony
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Beethoven's 2nd Symphony
MOZART Overture from “The Marriage of Figaro” K. 492
MOZART Flute and Harp Concerto in C Major, K. 299/297c
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
RM60.00 (Adult) RM40.00 (Student)
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About Jin Ta
Jin Ta began studies on the flute at the Central Music Conservatory, Beijing. Thereafter he represented the conservatory at many performances and concerts. In 1991 he received full scholarship from University of Michigan U.S.A. and became a student of Prof. Keith Bryan and later Prof. Leone Buyse. In 1997 Jin Ta won First Prize in both the Boston Pappoutsakies Memorial Foundation Competition and Memphis Young Artist Competition. In 1997 he was selected as an artist diploma candidate to study with renowned flautist Paula Robison. In Dec 2000 he won First Prize in the Haifa International Flute Competition 2000 (Israel). Jin Ta joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flautist in 1998. Besides music, his other interests include cooking and travelling.
About Bryan Lee Kit Meng
Harpist Bryan Lee Kit Meng is an active and ardent orchestral player; in addition to being one of the founding members of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, he has played with the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Music Makers on their tour to Penang, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, with which he played with renowned tenor Jose Carreras, and with the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Orchestra and Choir. He was also selected to be a member of the 2010 Youth Olympics Games Orchestra.
Bryan is a frequent freelancer with professional ensembles such as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia, the recent Petronas Performing Arts Group, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra; he performed with the latter in their recent appearance at the 2011 Beijing Music Festival.
His recent performance of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy at Esplanade Concert Hall won him a review by Dr. Marc Rochester as "one of the brightest stars of the performance". The Straits Times (Singapore) also described his playing in the same concert as "warm and beautifully projected, bringing a much needed aura of gracefulness to the performance". The Edge (Malaysia) wrote that “Bryan Lee is so talented it is almost intimidating”.
Bryan was a prize winner in the First Singapore-Malaysia Harp Competition. Besides orchestras, Bryan is also an enthusiastic chamber music player; he performs in several chamber ensembles, the most notable ones being Noel Trio, which won the 2nd Prize in the Open Division of the First Singapore Ensemble Competition 2011, and Sen森Trio, which held a successful recital at the Esplanade Recital Studio in 2014. Dr. Chan Tou Liang wrote in the Straits Times (Singapore) that “Lee’s gentle demeanour belied the virtuosity… create(d) the dreamy, other-worldly soundscape”.
Bryan is a holder of a Bachelors Degree (Honours) from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore with full scholarship under the tutelage of Gulnara Mashurova, Principal Harpist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. His previous mentors have included Sebastien Horrer, the former Principal Harpist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, his wife Marianne Horrer, and Chu Yee Chern. He has also taken lessons with Xavier de Maistre, Prof. Florence Sitruk, who wrote that Bryan has “beautiful sound (and) flawless technique”, Dan Yu, and Alice Giles.
Bryan’s ambition is to make the harp more familiar and recognisable throughout Malaysia. He is a harp teacher privately, in various music schools in the Klang Valley, Penang, and Singapore, in GEMS International School (Tropicana Metropark), Nexus International School (Putrajaya), and Tenby International School (Setia Eco Park). He also performs at various events such as weddings, product launches, openings, and ceremonies.
Bryan performs on a Lyon & Healy Style 23 Natural.