Japanese Concert Pianist Delights At The 4th Open Recital

September 1, 2016


The 4th Open Recital, held in Pipers Cafe in Mont Kiara featured a very packed program with three ensemble performances and the impromptu participation of international concert pianist Hiroko Sato, who delighted all present with two Chopin favourites.


1. Natasha Lim (piano)
Jingpo Shan Ge – arranged by Zhang Zhao
Frédéric Chopin : Waltz in F Minor

2. Nathalie Kwan (cello)
Camille Saint Saens : Allegro Apassionato

3. Bernadine Kwan (violin)
Felix Mendelssohn : Concerto In E Minor Op 64

4. Melissa Ooi (piano)
W A Mozart : Piano Sonata in F Major K. 332 (3rd Movement)

5. Melanie Ooi (violin) accompanied by Lee Ming Yee
Charles Auguste de Bériot : “Scene de Ballet” Op. 100

6. Lee Sue Yieng (piano)
Franz Peter Schubert : Impromptu op.90 No.2

7. Mai Udagawa (violin) accompanied by Miki Udagawa
Fritz Kreisler – Praeludium and Allegro


8. Samantha Khoo, Andrea Sim & Josh Sim (piano trio)
Franz Schubert : Piano trio in E-flat major Op. 100 D. 929 (2nd movt)

9. Catherine Khaw (piano)
Joseph Haydn : Sonata in B flat major – Allegro (1st mvt)
Claude Debussy : Prelude from Suite bergamasque (1st mvt)

10. Julian Thean (clarinet) accompanied by Wong Chee Yean
Heinrich Joseph Baermann : Adagio

11. Yap Choo Chin (piano)
Frédéric Chopin : Etude in E major, Op.10, No.3

12. Nigel Thean (cello) accompanied by Wong Chee Yean
Schumann : Fantasiestucke Op. 73 (1st mvt)

13. 15 Minutes’ Quartet : Sheng Wei Yi, Ling Li Yen, Joanne Aw &
Cheryl Choi (viola quartet)
Johann Sebastian Bach : Alla Duodecima
Gustav Mahler : Trauermarsch
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky : Suite for viola quartet

14. Andrea Sim, Aldrich Pinso, Andrea Liu & Josh Sim (string quartet)
Franz Schubert : String Quartet, No. 13 in A minor “Rosamunde”,
Op. 29 (1st mvt)

Classical Music Asia’s Open Recital was set up in May 2013 to provide a platform for all classical music students, regardless of grade level or teacher, to perform in front of a live audience. Have you read our main Open Recital page? We also have an Open Recital FAQ.


Hiroko Sato delighted the audience with some Chopin at CMA Open Recital #4



The Viola Quartet of (L-R) Cheryl Choi, Joanne Aw, Ling Li-Yen and Sheng Wei Yi


The Schubert String Quartet featuring Andrea Sim , Aldrich Pinso, Andrea Liu and Josh Sim


A section of the crowd at CMA Open Recital #4


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