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Strings Workshop Series :


musicians’ secret to success

July 26th, 2014

Discover musicians’ secret to success and effective music playing from this workshop.

The workshop will be presented by Mr. Jeremy Chiew, Master of Music in Viola Performance and a recipient of the prestigious Patricia Sherman Award.

In this workshop, you will be guided to acquire new and some exciting key techniques in string performance, and play with confidence.

Learn to appreciate what a “good sound” is, the desirable “tone colour” and be able to re-produce them. We help you sharpen your musical senses

Learn to “listen” and “play together” in an ensemble setting.

Learn to play with ease, minimizing discomfort and injury. Staying well even after a long rehearsal at the end of the day. In this section, you will get a chance to try out different types of shoulder-rest and chin-rest to find one that works best for you.          

Plus receive a one-on-one private coaching session to organise your techniques.

Date: 26 July 2014, Saturday 
6.00pm - 9.00pm
$40 per adult, $24 per student

Light refreshment will be served

Venue: Johann Strings Studio, 3 Niven Road #01-02 Niven Suites Singapore 228360



Violist and Dalcroze practitioner Jeremy Chiew recently graduated with a Masters in Viola Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, under the tutelage of Dimitri Murrath. A recipient of the Patricia Sherman Award, Jeremy has participated in the master-classes of eminent musicians such as Caroline Coade, Emmanuella Reiter, Yizhak Schotten, Carold Rodland and Michelle LaCourse, and his past teachers include Jiri Heger, Han Oh, Judy Tay and Wee Hsin Tan.

Recent concert appearances include the Boston Chamber Symphony, New England Repertory Orchestra and Boston Civic Symphony. During his time in Singapore Jeremy led / joined local performing ensembles such as The Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO), Singapore Festival Orchestra (SFO), re:mix and the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO).

Sources of materials:

Teachings of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (Musical senses) and Karen Tuttle (String Mechanics).

“evening Classical Chillout”

Concert by two professional violinists

Sept 27th, 2014

Having a week of hard work, endless meetings or agendas? Leave all these behind and look forward to a relaxing, musical evening. 
Immerse yourself in the most romantic music. Unwind yourself as we bring you through the streets of Vienna and cobbled streets of Europe! 
This music fantasy is brought to you by two virtuoso violinists, Yury Alexov and Skaidrite Rakovska.
Yury is from Russia, both the Director and conductor of Robeson Symphony Orchestra and he was the concertmaster of Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, SC.
Skaidrite Rakovska is from, Latvia, member of the Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
Piano accompaniment by Charles Wu and Cheryl Lim. 

The program:
Dmitri Shostakovich - Praeludium for two violins.
Johannes Brahms - Scherzo in C minor from the "F.A.E" Sonata 
Christoph Willibald von Gluck - 'Melody' from the opera 'Orfeo ed Euridice' 
Henri Wieniawski - Polonaise Brillante in D major Op.4 No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise Op.34 No.14 

& other short pieces by:
Brahms, Chopin, Kreisler, Tchaikovsky

Approximately 1 hour. No intermission

Admiration fee:
$8 per person 

Maximum capacity: 25 seats 
Video & photography by Dave Lim

If you have any inquiries, please call 6884 5674. 
Hope to see you at this concert!

About casual chamber music concert:
This is an initiative by Johann Strings for our friends to enjoy beautiful music in a casual environment as well as to foster a symbiotic relationship between the audience and musicians. This program also creates an alternative platform for professional and semi-professional musicians to share their music with strings enthusiasts. 
We welcome all friends of Johann Strings to join us!