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Preview: Sabine Meyer – Mozart Clarinet Concerto presented by Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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Celebrated clarinettist Sabine Meyer returns to Singapore to radiate joy with the meditative serenity of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Having played with more than 300 orchestras worldwide, Sabine Meyer is now considered one of the world’s most renowned instrumental soloists. Her efforts alone are part of the reason why the previously underestimated clarinet has recaptured the attention of the concert platform.

Born in Crailsheim, Meyer studied with Otto Hermann in Stuttgart and Hans Deinzer in Hanover, then embarked on a career as an orchestral musician and became a member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. This was followed by an engagement as solo clarinettist at the Berlin Philharmonic which she abandoned, as she was more and more in demand as a soloist. For almost a quarter of a century, numerous concerts and broadcast engagements led her to all musical centres of Europe, to North America, Japan and China and Australia.

This time around the master musician capably brings out the beauty and immortality of Mozart’s work, which itself inspired Tchaikovsky to pay tribute via Mozartiana (also in the setlist). Directed and conducted by Andrew Litton, this concert will also feature the world premiere of Singapore-based composer Robert Casteels’ Ouverture Spirituelle, as commissioned by the SSO. Join the SSO in this rare opportunity to see a clarinet master soloist at her full power, dedicating an entire evening to this oft unnoticed but surprisingly beautiful instrument.

Sabine Meyer – Mozart Clarinet Concerto plays at the Victoria Concert Hall on 22nd and 23rd March 2019. Tickets available from SISTIC

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