A Piano Recital by Ernest So
   A Piano Recital by Ernest So

On Wednesday, March 5th , 2014 - 8 p.m. @ Goethe Institut Auditorium Bangkok on South Sathorn Road Soi 1 (Tel: 02-287-2822)
D & M Music Studio in cooperation with Goethe Institut Bangkok presents a piano recital by an accomplished pianist from NEW YORK/HONG KONG - Mr. Ernest So
Ernest So, pianist
Critics have hailed Ernest So as a performer who exerts a phenomenon presence on stage and who evokes the romanticism and technical brilliance of a 19th century pianist. Mr. Sos early manifestation as concert pianist brought prizes such as the Best Performer Award in Singapore and later the Beethoven Trophy. His years at the Juilliard School were spent under the artistic influence and instruction of renowned Beethoven scholar Jacob Lateiner (1928 2010); other teachers include Solomon Mikowsky, the late Constance Keene, and Jonathan Feldman.

Besides active concertizing in the United States, Europe and Asia, Mr. So is equally devoted to musical education, founding Atelier des Artistes in New York (2000) and then PerformNow in Hong Kong (2005), thus contributing vastly to the artistic scenes in both cities. Mr. So is well-known for his wide repertoire, including not only standard concert works by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, but also masterworks by lesser known Russian, French, Spanish, and Latin American composers, such as Scriabin, Medtner, Kapustin, Stanchinsky, Bortkiewicz, Catoire; Poulenc, Ibert, Aubert, Wiener; Mompou, Viñes, Blancafort, Malats; Guastavino, Ponce; Godowsky, Antheil, Chasins, and many others. In 2008, Mr. So was invited to perform for over 20,000 spectators at the celebration of Guangxi Universitys 80th Anniversary.

This season saw Mr. Sos appearances in France, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Austria, Kazakhstan in Central Asia, as well as Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Thailand. Upcoming recitals are scheduled for Australia, Israel and Jordan later this year. A CD on Latin American music was released in December 2012; a further release of a French music album is scheduled for 2013, which will include worlds premiere recording of piano works by Lucien Wurmser.

Mr. So has also given masterclasses and lectures on Beethoven, and is the author of numerous essays on music. He additionally uses his expertise to advise as a professional consultant on piano manufacture and restoration techniques, working for various leading piano builders and restorers; he is currently the Chief Technical Consultant for Asia Piano Japan. A personal friend of Paolo Fazioli and Luigi Borgato, two of the greatest piano builders of our time, Mr. So performs regularly on Fazioli pianos and had been invited to perform on a 2007 Borgato piano in Italy.

Besides his accomplishments in music, Mr. So is also an aficionado of the sartorial arts, an antique collector and is actively involved in philanthropical activities. As the Executive Member of the Au Kim Hung Love & Care Association, over 30 school buildings have been built in the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, and Guangdong, and thousands of impoverish students have benefited from scholarship and aids.

PROGRAM

Rafael Joseffy: Bach Gavotte from Violin Partita No.3 in E major.
Joaquin Turina : Sevilla Op. 2
Astor Piazzolla : Adios Nonino
INTERVAL
Billy Joel : Waltz No.1
Lorenzo Fernandez : Suite No.2
David Saperton : Bess You Is My Women Now
Sergei Bortkiewicz : Three Pieces Op.24

Tickets are priced at 500 and 250 Baht for students and are available at Robinson Piano showroom on the 5th floor of Siam Discovery Center Tel: 02-658-1080-1 for more information please call K. Mongkol @ 081-682-8000

: Mongkol Chayasirisobhon [26 .. 57 8:26] ( IP A:27.55.214.183 X: )
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