Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Time: 5 - 6pm
Venue: The Music Circle, 4 Queen’s Road, #02-115, Singapore 260004
Artists: Guitar Traveller by Kevin Loh
Classical guitarist Kevin Loh shares his passion and craft in Artistry, as he introduces audiences to the beauty and rich history of the six-stringed instrument.
From the early lute tunes of Renaissance composers, to jazz and modern compositions, Kevin will take audiences on a journey through the evolution of guitar repertoire over the years.
Come discover the sweet tones and intriguing rhythms of the guitar in this intimate solo recital.
(Subject to change)
John Dowland: A Fancy, P5
Georg Philipp Telemann (arr. Marchione): Fantasia VI, from 12 Fantasias for Violin without Bass, TWV 40
J.S. Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
Anton Diabelli: Sonata in F major, Op. 29 No. 3, 1st movt.
Franz Schubert arr. Mertz: Lob der Tranen, Standchen
Manuel Ponce: Sonatina
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 3
Toots Thielemans (arr. Dyens): Bluesette
About Kevin Loh
Kevin Loh is a recipient of the 2010 HSBC Youth Excellence Award for Musical Excellence and was talent-scouted by The Yehudi Menuhin School via his YouTube channel when he was only 12 years old and was awarded a grant by The Rolling Stones to study at the prestigious music school.
Kevin spent 7 years at the Menuhin School under the guidance of Richard Wright, and through the school he received coaching from many of the world’s leading guitarists and musicians, including John Williams, Paolo Pegoraro, Tilmann Hoppstock, Pavel Steidl, Simone Fontanelli, Stephen Goss & Jonathan Leathwood.
The well-rounded environment of the Menuhin School with the world’s top young musicians, along with the constant exposure to solo, chamber and orchestral music allowed him to achieve standards of musicianship and performance at the highest level. As an active performer, he has performed throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and Asia including the Wigmore Hall in London, the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has also worked with various orchestras including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with whom Kevin gave the world premiere of the Guitar Concerto by Singaporean composer Professor Bernard Tan.
Kevin’s extraordinary musicality has won him international accolades, winning prestigious classical guitar competitions worldwide, including both the Junior and Senior categories of the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition. In 2017, he won the 1st prize in the open category at the 34th Volos International Guitar Festival and Competition in Greece. Most recently, he was awarded the 2018 Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award in Singapore.
He has performed at many guitar festivals around the world including London, Hong Kong and Calcutta, giving masterclasses as well as lecturing, sharing his knowledge and experience. Besides actively performing, Kevin has been passionate about outreach and the community. He regularly visits schools to share more about the guitar and music education. He also raises funds for various charities through his music in Singapore and in the region, for initiatives such as ChildAid. In 2010, Kevin made his solo debut concert at Esplanade Concert Hall, raising USD$150,000 for The Business Times Budding Artist Fund and The Straits Time Pocket Money Fund.
Kevin currently plays a 2017 Christopher Dean guitar. Having just completed his National Service, he is going to pursue his degree in Music at the University of Cambridge as a scholar of the Loke Cheng-Kim Foundation.
As part of The Music Circle’s quest to build a community of music lovers, Artistry is a series of musical explorations featuring guest artists who are passionate about helping people to see or hear music, and the instruments that create music, in different ways. The activities take place in a casual setting as TMC invites artist and audience to be inspired and refreshed by the shared musical experience.
Artistry would not be possible without the generous support of all artists involved, and the National Arts Council.