Classical Music Asia


“Sexual Abuse Cost Me My Love Of Music”

May 23, 2013
“Sexual Abuse Cost Me My Love Of Music”

The psychological trauma from sexual abuse is usually so profound that it takes victims years before they are able to talk about it and start healing. It took the writer of this story more than 30 years before she was able to confront what her music teacher—who she had thought was wonderful—did to her....
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Open Recital Provides Performance Platform For Classical Music Students

April 18, 2013
Open Recital Provides Performance Platform For Classical Music Students

Founded in May 2013, Classical Music Asia’s Open Recital provides a regular open performance platform for all classical music students. CMA Open Recital is open to all students and professional musicians regardless of age, grade, teacher and instrument. Open Recital aims to provide classical music students with the opportunity to perform in front of...
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34 Young Pianists Chosen For OMWPA 2012

November 22, 2012
34 Young Pianists Chosen For OMWPA 2012

Thirty-four young pianists are preparing to go to the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, UK for the second Overseas Malaysian Winter Piano Academy (OMWPA) scheduled to take place from 15-23 December. At an orientation session late last month, the participants, together with their teachers and parents, got the opportunity to meet each other as...
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Composer Draws Inspiration From Nature

November 7, 2012
Composer Draws Inspiration From Nature

As a composer Ng Chong Lim draws his inspiration from everything around him, but nothing inspires him more than nature. Recently while looking through photographs that a former schoolmate of his had taken, Ng was reminded of his childhood when he would spend a lot of time on his uncle’s farm in Seremban. Those...
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Remembering Brian Tan: Teacher, Mentor, Friend

October 31, 2012
Remembering Brian Tan: Teacher, Mentor, Friend

The violinist, conductor and music teacher Brian Tan passed away one year ago today after an intense two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 41. When news of his death broke, there was a huge outpouring of grief and love from his students and the people who knew him. Hundreds of them attended his...
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Music Students Play Together For Charity

October 22, 2012
Music Students Play Together For Charity

When piano teacher Lee Jia Jie started a small ensemble group in his house, he did not imagine that it would one day grow into a mini orchestra that would perform to raise funds for charity. Originally set up so that Lee’s students and two sons could gain chamber music experience, the group has...
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Music Takes Time To Grow

September 21, 2012
Music Takes Time To Grow

As the newly-appointed head of Bentley Music Academy (BMA), Kevin Field hopes to eventually establish BMA as the leading pre-tertiary music school in Malaysia. Field, well-known for his work with the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, wants the school to be able to provide the type of education he himself had been lucky enough to...
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Italian Evening At Sole e Amore Concert

September 12, 2012
Italian Evening At Sole e Amore Concert

Malaysian soprano Cecilia Yap makes two concessions to keep her voice in top shape—the first is to “keep quiet” and the second to forgo eating chillies before a concert. Both are presumably difficult for her to do, being firstly, a naturally chatty person and, secondly, a chilli lover. “To me, chilli is a natural...
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Alexander Technique Benefits Musicians

September 9, 2012
Alexander Technique Benefits Musicians

Years ago, Gabriel Evens suffered from chronic tendonitis as a result of his work as a professional pianist. He tried several solutions, all to no avail. Finally, at the suggestion of a friend, Evens took a year of Alexander Technique (AT) lessons. They helped him heal and he enrolled in a New England AT...
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“It’s All About Passion”

September 1, 2012
“It’s All About Passion”

Raymond Tan was elated when four of his piano students made it through to the first Overseas Malaysian Winter Piano Academy (OMWPA), held in December 2010 at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, UK. “I encouraged them to go for it. I hoped that they would do well but I did not expect all...
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Getting The Best Tone From Your Instrument

May 13, 2012
Getting The Best Tone From Your Instrument

String instruments eventually adjust their sound to the player’s individual style, evolving according to the way they are played. Violins, violas and cellos are made up of a million parts and, as a result, produce a million sounds. “They are living souls. What goes on behind an instrument is organic,” said Singapore-based luthier Tong...
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2012 Summer Music Camps And Festivals

April 8, 2012
2012 Summer Music Camps And Festivals

This is the time of the year when applications for summer music camps open up in Europe, the USA and elsewhere. Classical music camps are good places for serious music students to improve their musical abilities as well as meet music professors who may very well end up being their teachers later on. Here...
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A Magical Experience At OMWPA 2010

March 25, 2012
A Magical Experience At OMWPA 2010

Written by Andrea Sim, participant at OMWPA 2010 It’s amazing how quickly strangers can become family. The first Overseas Piano Winter Academy (OMWPA) was held just a little over a year ago for only 10 days, but the rapport that we participants developed with each other remains strong. A key factor to this closeness...
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CMA OPEN RECITAL

Malaysia’s only classical music open performance platform hosted by CMA.

Open Recital #37 is on:

Date: 19 Nov 2017
Time: 3 pm
Venue: British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL)

The November 2017 program will be out soon. Please check our Facebook page. To book a performing slot, please whatsapp Dennis at 010 231 2845.

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