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LANXESS SNYO CLASSIC 2012

"Musical Synergy" Concert

Under the baton of conductor Jason Lai, award winning flutist, Andrea Griminelli performed with Singapore’s finest young talents in a delightful evening of musical synergy at the Esplanade Concert Hall on December 5. 2012. The performance consisted of beautiful music pieces such as Franz Schubert’s Symphony No.8 “Unfinished”,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Concerto No.1 in G major, K313, and Johannes Brahms’ Tragic Overture Op.81 in D minor.

 


Mentorship Program with Andrea Griminelli

Renowned maestro Griminelli conducted a series of master classes, gave a public lecture recital on 2 December and rehearsed with members from the LANXESS SNYO CLASSIC program in a week long student mentorship program where he coached, mentored and played  with the LANXESS SNYO CLASSIC orchestra.

 

Acclaimed by critics and audiences for his sensitive interpretations and astonishing technique, The New York Times called Andrea Griminelli "one of the eight top emerging artists of the nineties". He began playing the flute at the age of ten and studied with legendary flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal and Sir James Galway.

 

 

 


SNYO takes Berlin by storm - building a bridge between business and culture

Every summer, the best youth orchestras in the world converge on Berlin for the Young Euro Classic (YEC) Festival. The orchestras currently in the German capital for this year’s festival include two that are sponsored by LANXESS. Following MIAGI (Music Is A Great Investment), a youth orchestra from South Africa that is also known for its social commitment, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) performed in Berlin on August 6 and 7, 2012.


"Green Mobility" Concert at the Gardens (8 July 2012)

Young musicians from the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) performed at Singapore's oldest public garden, the Botanic Gardens for a concert on 8 July 2012 to kick off the year's LANXESS SNYO CLASSIC activities.

Held in celebration of the LANXESS year of "Green Mobility", the free public concert attracted a crowd of over 3,000. The audience comprised of employees, their family and friends along with members of the public, supporters and well wishers.


Study Trip to Germany with the Knights

Three SNYO prodigies were selected and sent to join the acclaimed American chamber orchestra the Knights on tour in Germany in March 2012. Melody Teoh (viola), Miao Kaiwen (clarinet) and Lau Wen Rong (trumpet) attended individual workshops, observe rehearsals and the Knights' concerts in Ludwigsburg and Munich.

Besides receiving valuable advice from established musicians on their respective instruments, the prodigies had indubitably gained from the experience of learning how it was like to tour as professional musicians.

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