Time & Location
About The Event
Tan Tor Song - Conductor
Yvonne Lee - Violin
DMITRI SHISHTAKOVICH - Chamber Symphony Op. 110a
WOLFGANG MOZART - Violin Concerto in G Major, K.216
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D.759
Ticket Price: RM50.00
Tickets available at:
Performing Arts Centre of Penang (Penangpac)
Tel: +604 899 1722 / www.penangpac.org
Conductor : Tan Tor Song
As a prolific music educator and performer, Penang born Tan Tor Song is one of the most successful youth orchestra conductors in Germany. For the last 20 years his orchestras have been winning 1st prizes and top awards regularly at German state and national competitions. Under his baton the Westphalian Symphony and Chamber Youth orchestras have concertized all over the world. Most recently under the auspices of the Goethe Institute, the Westphalian Chamber Youth Orchestra was invited to Helsinki for Finland's 100th year independence celebrations. Here, Tan conducted the world premiere of Enjott Schneider’s “Dances from the land of trolls”, an orchestral suite commissioned and composed for this occasion. From 2008 to 2012 he was the conductor of the Mozart Orchestra in Münster.
Apart from conducting orchestras, Tan is the head of strings at the Westphalian School of Music, one of the oldest and prestigious music schools in Germany. He also teaches violin didactic and methodology at the University of Muenster. He has been giving conducting masterclasses at the state music academies of Hamburg and North-Rhine-Westphalia.
Many of his violin students are national prizewinners and members of some of the leading orchestras in Germany.
One of his first orchestral experiences was in the early 1970s playing the violin in the then Penang Philharmonic Society's orchestra, conducted by Rev. Bro. Michael Paulin and later on, by Dato Woon Wen Kin. Both were his violin teachers, the former (along with Louis Lim) in the beginning and the latter until 1981, when Tan left for his further studies at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany. Among his violin teachers were Oscar Yatco, Atilla Aydintan, Andre Gertler and Yfrah Neaman and in conducting, Karlheinz Bloemeke, Kurt Sanderling and Jorma Panula.
After living the last 36 years abroad,
Tor Song is glad and keen to share his knowledge and experience with the Penang musicians. He finds it befitting that the aspiring young violinist Yvonne Lee is the soloist in this evening's concert as he had himself been a guest soloist with the Penang Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras and the Malaysian National Orchestra on numerous occasions in the 1980s and 1990s.
Violin : Yvonne Lee
Born in Penang, Yvonne pursued her musical education at the Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (BMus) and continued her Master of Music at Lynn Conservatory of Music, USA where she was
Lynn Conservatory and were featured in the Mainly Mozart Festival in its 2016 Season. Throughout her music studies, she has had the opportunity to perform under the baton of many esteemed conductors including Robert Spano, Eiji Oue, Gábor Takacs-‐Nagy, and Thierry Fischer. She has also performed in several concert s and masterclasses with her conservatory quartet for Takács Quartet, Julliard String Quartet, Miró Quartet and Shmuel Ashkenasi among others. Yvonne is grateful to her teachers, Dato’ Woon Wen Kin, Ng Yu-‐Ying and Carol Cole for their guidance and inspiration. Yvonne plays on a 1895 Giovanni Cavani generously loaned to her by the Rin Collection.
For more information contact:
Ramesh Sharma (Administrator)
Tel: 04-2622462 / 012 4854733