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[NEW] Visiting Artist Series: Nobuko Imai in Concert

  • Conservatory Concert Hall YST Conservatory 117376 Singapore (map)

NOBUKO IMAI, viola
ASSOC PROF ALBERT TIU, piano
with YST faculty and students

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PROGRAMME

AKIRA NISHIMURA
Sakura for Eight Violas

YORK BOWEN
Fantasia for four violas

GARTH KNOX
Marin Marais Variations on "Folies d'Espagne"

- Intermission (10min) -

SCHUMANN
Dichterliebe, Op. 48

BRAHMS
Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 120/2


YST faculty performers:

ASSOC PROF ZHANG MANCHIN, viola
GU BING JIE (Teaching Assistant, Viola)

YST student performers:

CAO LAN         
CHEN YU-HSUAN
DANISH LIM
HO QIAN HUI
HUANG WANXINYI
HYUNA KIM
JASON LAN
MIA CHEN
WEI JUN-TING


ABOUT NOBUKO IMAI

With her exceptional talent, musical integrity, and charisma, Nobuko Imai is considered to be one of the most outstanding violists of our time. She began her training at Tokyo's Toho Gakuen School of Music and soon after went to the United States, where she studied at the Juilliard School and Yale University. She won the highest prize at both the Geneva International Music Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

As a chamber musician, Nobuko Imai has worked with artists such as Martha Argerich, Kyung-Wha Chung, Heinz Holliger, Mischa Maisky, Midori, Murray Perahia, Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, András Schiff, Isaac Stern, and Pinchas Zukerman. She has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She is a former member of the Vermeer Quartet and is the founder and a member of the Michelangelo String Quartet, where she performs together with Mihaela Martin, Daniel Austrich, and Frans Helmerson.

Between 1983 and 2003 Nobuko Imai taught at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. She is currently teaching at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid, Ueno Gakuen University in Tokyo, and as a principal professor at Kronberg Academy.

Nobuko Imai is Ong Teng Cheong Professor in Music at YST Conservatory for 18/19.


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• Out of respect for other concertgoers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.

Earlier Event: April 30
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Later Event: June 1
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