The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is having a big celebration this year – they’re marking the 25th anniversary of the annual Singapore International Piano Festival!
Helmed by Lionel Choi in his final year as artistic director, the festival returns once again to celebrate the biggest and brightest talents in piano today, and marks its silver jubilee with its grandest edition yet. This year, they’re bringing in six virtuoso pianists from all over the world, ranging from rising stars to the very best veterans who’ve been in the industry for years on end, each making their Festival debuts.
The festival’s opening concert by the prodigious young and vibrant Seong-Jin Cho is already sold out, but there are still tickets available for the other stars making their way down to the festival: Dénes Várjon, Jeremy Denk, Dang Thai Son and Darío Alejandro Ntaca, as they present a myriad of the greatest piano works from Mozart to Beethoven, Chopin to Schumann, Debussy to Ravel, Prokofiev to Bartók.
In addition, expect the highly anticipated Singapore debut of legendary Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich, as she performs twice with Darío Alejandro Ntaca at the prestigious Esplanade Concert Hall on 11th and 13th June, performing a duo recital and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Having started back in 1994, when piano recitals were still very much rare and much-treasured events in Singapore, come its 25th anniversary, the Festival has grown from strength to strength each year, bringing in over 80 pianists over its entire history and one of the must attend events of the year for any piano lover. This year, be a part of it, come down to the 25th International Piano Festival this June, and witness the beauty of the piano in all its glory while celebrating the rare opportunity to catch these modern maestros of music in action.
The 25th International Piano Festival runs from 7th – 15th June. Tickets available from SSO