Sunday

December 20

Day 3 Schedule

Sunday 20 December

Malaysia Time

10:00 – 11:00 AM

[MUSIC UNBOXING]

Acquiring the Perfect Piano - New/Used?


Dr.Yeoh Li Zhi (Piano Technician & Horn Player)

Topic Description:

Piano is one of the most valuable investments for individual/family to have. What are amongst the best valued pianos? At Florida State University, we have 100-year old pianos that withhold the test of time, let us share with you the top-quality musical instruments and the stories behind them.

Break

11:15 – 12:15 AM

[MUSIC UNBOXING]

Ethnomusicology and it's Challenges: A Perspective from Borneo

Dr.Chong Pek Lin (Ethnomusicologist)

Topic Description:

She begins with an examination of the meaning of ethnomusicology, illustrating this with the achievements of prominent ethnomusicologists such as Béla Bartók. Drawing on 20 years of research in upriver Sarawak, she describes the unique challenges facing an ethnomusicologist in Borneo. With the help of video-clips she then describes how she has brought Kenyah songs from the longhouse to the urban stage and the modern classroom.

Break

12:30 – 1:00 PM

[MAESTRO CLINIC]

Establishing Good Violin Intonation


Jeffrey Solares (Violinist & Conductor)

Topic Description:

Developing good intonation from the start of a violinist’s training needs a regular dose of scales and arpeggios. Through a new book he recently developed, Mr Solares will present a simplified yet fresh and unconventional approach to the use of scales and arpeggios that can be used to teach beginners and give them a solid foundation for good intonation.

Break

1:15 – 2:15 PM

[FORUM]

An Die Musik: The First Voice Vocalists Fell In Love With (In Mandarin)

《致音樂 ——歌唱家們的聲樂初體驗》


Moderator 主持人 : Stefano Chen, Tenor 男高音陳穎豪

Panelist 嘉宾 : Cecilia Yap, Soprano 女高音葉潔芝

Tan Chee Shen, Tenor 男高音陳志軒

William Lee, Baritone 男中音林偉林

Topic Description:

座談會主持人男高音陳穎豪,將通過三位資深的演唱演員,女高音葉潔芝、男中音林偉林和青年男高音陳志軒,聊聊他們在步入專業學習前,是因為聽到哪一位歌唱家的現場演唱或錄音,燃起了內心對音樂的渴望,從而立志要投身美聲歌唱的學習,並造就了現在歌劇舞台上熠熠發光的他們。屆時也讓他們追溯以前的自己,回歸到音樂觸動人心的原點,各抒己見地闡述美聲歌唱的魅力所在,並何以用這一生持續的努力學習,以期達到美聲藝術中『真善美』的圓滿願景。

Break

2:30 – 3:00 PM

[MAESTRO CLINIC]

French Quartet: Debussy


Stephen Johnson-Tseu (Cellist)

Topic Description:

French quartet literature is often intimidating to the inexperienced due to its complexity in structure; the French, however, have proven that there is more to quartet playing than following a "melody". In this session we will dissect Debussy's String Quartet's to allow a deeper understanding of how musical materials may provide creative ideas in presenting communication and interaction in the piece, or in any chamber music in general.

Note: Due to time constraints, only selected passages will be discussed.

Break

3:15 – 3:45 PM

[MAESTRO CLINIC]

Sevcik Variations, Expressive Bowing for Mozart


Fintan Murphy (Violinist)

Topic Description:

An examination of violin bow strokes in the Mozart sonatas and concertos.

Fintan Murphy will demonstrate how the study of works such as the Sevcik Variations, op.3 can help greatly in developing the technical ease needed in classical playing.

Break

4:00 – 4:30 PM


[MAESTRO CLINIC]

Schubert and Viennese Fortepianos


Dr.Tham Horng Kent (Pianist)

Topic Description:

There are several methods or approaches that performers can take into consideration in order to achieve a stylistic performance of Schubert’s piano sonatas: to have a deeper knowledge of the composer’s instruments is one of the issues that can be drawn on when trying to understand the tone colours that are available for the composer. In order to further widen one’s insights into the instruments which might have been available during Schubert’s time, a visit to Finchcocks Musical Museum in Kent, UK, provides some indication of their technical capabilities when played as well as their distinguished sounds. Finchcocks Musical Museum has a good collection of Viennese fortepianos and the investigation into the mechanism of the Viennese fortepianos such as the damper system, strike proportion of the hammers, touch resistance, key depth, pedals as well as the keyboard range is discussed and analyzed in this presentation.

Break

4:45 – 5:15 PM


[MAESTRO CLINIC]

Practise Technique and Material for the Aspiring Musician


Foo Say Ming (Violinist & Conductor)

Topic Description:

A Brief Introduction to Practicing the Violin for the Young Aspiring Musicians, and for Aspiring Music Students.

Break

5:30 – 6:30 PM


Topic Description:

Panelists from different countries share their outreach experiences as musicians AND their professions as teacher, humanitarian, professor of allied health sciences, CEO, luthier, and medical doctor. Panelists will share the sustainability of their respective outreach program, the setbacks as well as creative resolves in overcoming adversities, especially in this prolonged Covid-19 pandemic. The importance of a supportive music outreach community such as this Music Festival, to ensure continuity of the programs.

Break

6:45 – 7:15 PM


[MAESTRO CLINIC]

Conducting Music Lessons to the Community at Large


Dr. Garry Kuan (Violinist, Sports & Music Therapist)

Topic Description:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Garry is Head of Sound Movement Art Rehabilitation (SMART) therapy at the Cerebral Palsy Research Cluster (CPRC), Universiti Sains Malaysia and he has often volunteered with the Yayasan Orang Kurang Upaya Kelantan (YOKUK) in the Music, Art and Drama (MAD) therapy programme. In addition, he conducts a bimonthly free music therapy programme at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia with the medical and health science students.

Previously, Dr Garry used music as a therapy to help autistic children, stroke-patients, and depressive adults, and had completed over-600 hours of applied work with Autistic children with the Integration Education and Communication (IEC) integrating musical education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). He had conducted over 20 community music programmes in Kelantan state. In this presentation, Dr Garry will be sharing the joy of teaching music to the community at large.

Break

7:30 – 8:00 PM


[MAESTRO CLINIC]

Interpreting J.S.Bach: A Cultural Matter


Marcello Defant (Violinist, Violist & Composer)

Topic Description:

Interpreting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach is not much about instrumental praxis. It should be mostly centered on his own personality, his aims and aspirations, his constant openness to whatever new and progressive, his deep sense of tonal dynamics and counterpoint.

In other words, the more we know about him as a person, the better we can try to bring back to life his unique musical language.

Break

8:30 – 10:00 PM


[MUSIC PERFORMANCE]

JPO Virtual Music Fest Final 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.