Tribute to Johannes Brahms


29 Jun 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM





friends, each a virtuoso, decide to come together to honour Johannes Brahms for

his 185th Anniversary, through this chamber music concert.

EDMUND HUANG started learning the

piano at the age of 5 and the violin at age 7. He switched to viola prior his

National Service, under the tutelage of Jiri Heger. Soon after, he got into the

class of Professor Matthias Maurer (Solo Viola Royal Concertgebouw, Professor

of KunstUniversität Graz and Conservatory of Dramatic Arts Vienna). He also

received frequent chamber music lessons from Stephan Gorner from the Carmina

Quartet and pianist Dr.Stefan Zikoudis.


has participated in music festivals such as Summa Cum Laude International Youth

Festival and Bled Music Festival. He received masterclass from Thomas Riebl,

Vacalv Hudecek and Volker Hartung. He has served as principal viola during his

university years in KunstUniversität Graz Orchestra and Vienna Young Artist Orchestra.

He once had the chance to play under the baton of great maestro Aldo Ceccato

and also alongside with legendary Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker. He is currently

freelancing with the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra.


his experiences in orchestra playing, he performed in places such as Wiener

Musikverein, Graz Musikverein, Koln Philharmonie, Esplanade Concert Hall and

Victoria Concert Hall. Recently he was invited to give violin/viola Masterclass

in Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.


plays on a 1790 Franconis Pire Pillement violin, and modern Italian viola kindly loan from the Bernini Collection in Italy.


TAN, cellist of the internationally renowned T’ang Quartet has

performed, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, to critical acclaim in

major venues and festivals around the world. Some of these festivals include

the Tanglewood and Aspen Festivals in the USA; the Melbourne and Port Fairy

Festivals in Australia; the New Zealand Festival; the Hong Kong Arts Festival;

and the Prague-Vienna-Budapest Sommerakademie and Aarhuus Festivals in Europe.

He has also been broadcasted by the BBC in London.


1980, after only 4 years of cello studies, Leslie was awarded a scholarship to

further his studies in London where he graduated from both the Trinity College

of Music and the Royal College of Music. Leslie went on to the

Tchaikovsky-Moscow State Conservatory as a graduate-assistant of Natalia

Shahkovskaya. In the USA, he was a pupil of Paul Katz and Norman Fischer.


was a cellist in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for 13 years. In a career

that has spanned over 20 years, from orchestral to chamber and solo performances,

he is very much sought after as a pedagogue as well as a performer. Leslie has

ventured into other disciplines, collaborating with artists in dance, theatre

and popular music. He also teaches at School of the Arts (SOTA) and conducts

music workshops & talks to actively bring chamber music to a wider



is now on the faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the

National University of Singapore and was with the Boston University Tanglewood

Institute from 2001 to 2005.

OLEKSANDR KORNIEV is currently a teaching assistant at

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore where he

studies with Prof. Qian Zhou. He was recently awarded 3rd prize at

the Singapore International Violin Competition 2018. In 2017, he won major

prizes at Zhuhai Mozart International Violin and Piano Competition and Chengdu

Invitational Violin Competition. In 2016, Oleksandr won the Grand Prix of

Astana International Violin Competition in Kazakhstan and 1st prize at Futian

International Violin Competition in China. He was the was the sem-finalist of

Singapore International Violin Competition in 2015. He won 4th prize in Lysenko

International Competition in Ukraine in 2012. He has attended master classes with Leonidas

Kavakos, Zakhar Bron, Valeriy Sokolov, Boris Kushnir, Ivry Gitlis, Shmuel

Ashkenazi, Vadim Repin, Haim Taub and Paul Rochek. As a soloist and chamber

musician, he has performed in Ukraine, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany,

Russia, Japan, Israel, USA, Kazakhstan, China and Singapore.

Born in Ukraine, Oleksandr started learning the violin when he was 5. In

2001, he was admitted to the Kharkiv Specialized Middle Music school where he

studied with Prof. Vladimir Svitchkarenko. In 2011, he was admitted to the Kiev

National Music Academy where he studied with Prof. Olga Ryvnyak.

YULIANA RUMIANTSEVA is a concert pianist, piano teacher,

accompanist and chamber musician. Yuliana was born in Kharkiv (Ukraine), and

started learning piano at age of 4. In 2000, she was admitted to Kharkiv

Secondary Specialised Music School for gifted children in the class of Prof

Svetlana Zakharova. From 2011, she enrolled in National Music Academy of

Ukraine in the class of Professor Yuri Kot and completed her Master Degree in


She has won major prizes in a number of international competitions, such

as "Ústí nad Labem" 2003 (1st prize), "The Chords of

Khortitsa"(2nd prize), "21st Century Art" (2nd prize) and many

others. Yuliana regularly performs in Ukraine and abroad, as a chamber musician

and an accompanist. In 2013, she premiered the works of Ukrainian composer

Pavel Kolpakov and for 3 years, was a member of the Musical Society for Young

Musicians and Composers "Sonor Continuos".

Since 2016, Yuliana has been living in Singapore where she continues

performing and teaching.

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