But since he was born in Japan in the mid th century, we have to string together words like composer, musician, producer, actor, and environmental activist. Though born in Tokyo, Sakamoto has been a true citizen of the world. He has written music for the Olympic Games in Barcelona and for the th anniversary of the city of Mannheim, Germany.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang returns with new album 'Piano Book' and a passion for music education. Chinese pianist Lang Lang returns with new album and a passion for music education. Dressed in an all white suit, Lang raised himself up from his stool a bit to put more strength into his fingertips as he played an emotional tune that washed over the audience.
It was like drilling music. Here are 12 pretty Chinese piano solos— composed by Chinese musicians, or best interpreted by Chinese performers. This is my favourite piano movie, ever.
A platform to identify potential musical talents, the Competitions also enable musicians in Singapore to develop their performing skills, raise their musical standards, and provides opportunities for musicians to perform in a competitive environment. The Competition serves as a platform for music excellence. It aims to develop the performing skills of young musicians in Singapore, raise musical standards and identify new music talent.
On October 20, Chinese instrumentalists from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music will perform traditional Chinese works. Asia Society is proud to present, for the third year, cross-cultural Asian music in collaboration with the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. The partnership features a full weekend of programming focusing on the music of Turkey with workshops, lectures, a library exhibition, and two concerts by international, national and local guest musicians and scholars.
The likes of Beethoven and Mozart may be hailed as the greatest pianists of the modern age. For a long time, the piano has remained one of the most accessible and powerful mediums of music. As such, in all cultures, even Asian ones, musical culture and piano go hand in hand.
What has changed? Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore investigates. The legs had been sawn off for fuel and its cover removed to create a makeshift table. There was just one problem: during the Cultural Revolution many Western scores had been destroyed.
Indian music always has had strong ties with mythology and religion and thus produced an art that is as different from Western music as Hinduism is from Christianity. It achieves unity through similarity rather than through change and is based on a more purely sensual…. Although classical South Asian or Indian music ians usually perform in a concert situation quite analogous to that of Western artists, their audiences respond to them quite differently: they are judged not on how faithfully they reproduce the music the composer imagined but on how well they create their own music….