December 19

Day 2 Schedule

Saturday 19 December

Malaysia Time

10:00 – 10:30 AM


Building a Global Community within a Lockdown

Kevin Lefohn (Violinist)

Topic Description:

1. Practical skills: adjusting to teaching and playing online, developing new skills

2. You're not alone: knowing we're connected

3. Challenges and solutions: technological, attention span, rethinking the lesson


10:45 – 11:45 AM


Encountering Bach

Dr. David Chin (Conductor)

Topic Description:

Dr. David Chin, along with prominent Bach scholars and musicians will take us to take us to Leipzig in Germany, the city where Bach lived and worked for the last 27 years of his life, and discover the interesting stories and wonderful music of J.S. Bach, with musical excerpts performed by renowned musicians from around the world. (With No Q&A)


12:00 – 12:30 PM


Violin Playing - How to use Hrimaly Scales Studies To Improve Shifting Positions

Datuk Mustafa Fuzer Nawi (Music Director, Conductor & Violinist)

Topic Description:

In regards of ‘How’ to approach this scale studies and make it more interesting. What does it means to have a very light and flexible left hand and the thumb must be extremely flexible? What is precise changing of position? A short and concise approach to the Hrimaly Scales Studies No.6. Exercise from exercise No.1- 4.


1:15 – 1:45 PM


Mindfulness for Musician

Fung Ka Hing (Trumpeter & Conductor)

Topic Description:

An uprising concept to help self awareness that is well-establishing in many industries nowadays, it can help us as a musician in many perspective.


2:00 – 2:30 PM


Expressive Vocabulary in Conducting

Lee Shiak Yao (Conductor & Vocalist)

Topic Description:

Through brief suggestions of gestures and exercises in these 4 categories – Dynamic, Articulation, Tempo and Timbre, I aimed to deliver the idea on how to conduct the expressive elements in music.


2:45 – 3:45 PM


The Difference in between Stradivarius and other String Instruments

Shotaro Nishimura (String Luthier)

Topic Description:

For the first half, we will be exploring “ Sound and Vision”, which features Stradivari's comeback in Cremona and a visit to our workshop to observe contemporary violin making.

In the second half of this session, the talk will highlight the differences between the handmade violins, old violins and contemporary violins in the following three aspects:

  • Material and Quality of work

  • Price and How to Differentiate?

  • Sound

(With No Q&A)


4:00 – 5:00 PM


The Present Situation and Prospect of Composition in Malaysia Composition (In Mandarin)


Moderator 主持人 : Dr Wong Chee Wei 黄志伟博士

Panelist 嘉宾 : Dr Chong Kee Yong 钟启荣博士

Mr Yii Kah Hoe 余家和先生

Mr Simon Kong Su Leong 江赐良先生

Topic Description:

马来西亚作曲界的现状及展望 - 以马来西亚现代作曲家协会的视角出发




5:15 – 5:45 PM


Basic Conducting Technique & Beating Patterns

Denise Ham (Conductor)

Topic Description:

Covers the following points:

  • Stance

  • Connection of arms with the breath;

  • Picking up the sound;

  • Hold of the baton;

  • Placing of beats within the body frame;

  • Basic patterns of 1,2,3,4


6:00 – 6:30 PM


In Pursuit of 'Truth" in Chopin Music

Dr. Raphael Lustchevsky (Pianist)

Topic Description:

Performing Chopin is an important task for many (if not all) aspiring pianists. Unlike many other composers, Chopin's music is full of his childhood reminiscences, national tunes, folk rhythms, traditional melodies. Pursuing and exploring them make your interpretation of Chopin more accurate and 'truthful'. Dr. Raphael Lustchevsky reveals some of them to help you reach the 'hidden truth' lying beyond the notes.


6:45 – 7:15 PM


Reeds, Mouthpieces, and Air: Tips for Improving Sound

Kyle Horch (Saxophonist & Clarinetist)

Topic Description:

Kyle Horch gives a short recorded talk about ways for saxophone and clarinet players to improve their tone quality, including advice about reeds, mouthpieces, and how a player can use their air and embouchure to make the best sound they can make. To be followed by a 15-minute live Question and Answer session.


7:30 – 9:00 PM


JPO Virtual Music Fest Concert

A variety of music performances present by maestro, chamber music groups, orchestras and musicians from around the world. Exciting prizes will be awarded to attendees who answer the questions asked correctly.


9:15 – 9:45 PM


The Art of Self-Expression on Your Instrument

Chern Hwei Fung (Violinist)

Topic Description:

  • From learning basics/techniques and turning them into a language

  • The importance of a proper posture to enable a healthy and free sound

  • Physical relaxation of the body during playing/performance

  • Improvising to feel absolute freedom in technical and musical expression