Concerts & Events

Esplanade Recital Studio, 15 November 2009, Sunday, 7:30pm

After the previous concert programme “French Music through the Ages” by Elena Metodieva – piano and Darin Varbanov – violin, this new recital brings them together with the brilliant harpist Katryna Tan for an exploration of the Italian Musical Art.

The musicians present works by the Italian composers, whose music encompasses the differing styles from Baroque to Contemporary and fills one with the sense of charming melodiousness and humanism of the Italian Music.

The concert programme includes well-known composers, such as Antonio Vivaldi (Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Piano) or Nicolo Paganini (Caprice for Solo Violin No24 and Sonatina in E for Violin and Guitar*), as well as other works by Mauro Giuliani (Grand Sonata for Violin and Guitar*) or Ottorino Respighi (Siciliana for Harp and Sonata in B Minor for Violin and Piano), rather performed sporadically, although they are genuine masterpieces of the Italian instrumental Music.

Katryna Tan was awarded the prestigious national Young Artist Award 2005 by the National Arts Council of Singapore holds a Masters of Music degree in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan, USA. She is based in Singapore and is a very active solo performer.

Elena Metodieva graduated from The Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria, with a Master Degree in Piano. She held the position of Assistant Professor in chamber music and piano at The State Academy of Music and The National Academy of Theatre and Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria. Presently, she teaches piano at Musical Art Studio and the School of the Arts, Singapore.

Darin Varbanov graduated from The Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria, where he obtained his Master Degree. He was awarded First Prize at the Cleveland Inter-Tie Competition in Middlesbrough, England, with the violin quartet “Violino”. He teaches the Violin at Musical Art Studio and the School of the Arts, Singapore.

More info: Sistic
Admission: $25