07/10/23 @ 7.30 PM, Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio, SCCC
About this Event
Join us for "23 & 32" as we commemorate the genius of Rachmaninoff on his 150th birth and 80th death anniversaries. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable evening with a performance of all Rachmaninoff's 23 piano preludes from Op. 23 & Op. 32.This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!
Works to be performed will include beloved classics like Op. 23 No. 4 & 5 and Op. 32 No. 10 and 12, alongside other hidden gems that promise to captivate. Discover the less-explored but equally enchanting preludes that are sure to leave you excited and emotional!
23 & 32: Piano Recital on 07.10.23 (Saturday) at 7.30 PM, Zhong Sheng Jian Recital Studio, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore.
10 Preludes, Op. 23
13 Preludes, Op. 32
Samuel King, Piano
About the artist:
Samuel is a highly accomplished musician with an impressive academic background and extensive professional experience across various music genres. He is a versatile artist, excelling as a pianist, choral conductor, and music educator, with expertise in classical, opera, and choral music.
His musical journey began at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, where he earned a Diploma in Music. Samuel continued his studies with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Piano Performance from the Royal College of Music in the United Kingdom. He then pursued a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the Norwegian Academy of Music, receiving mentorship from renowned pianist Håvard Gimse, professor Kathryn Stott, and Oslo String Quartet founder Are Sandbakken, among others.
Throughout his educational journey, Samuel actively applied his knowledge in practice, serving as the resident pianist for the Vocal and Strings Departments at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. His exceptional skills were recognized when he won the "Best Pianist Award" at the Tan Ngiang Kaw and Tan Ngiang Ann Memorial Vocal Competition in 2011, leading to his involvement in two opera performances with NAFA's Vocal Department in 2011 and 2012.
During his time in Norway, Samuel participated in diverse music projects, including performances in Benjamin Britten's opera 'The Turn of the Screw,' Brahms' Complete Piano Works Marathon, and Rachmaninov's Complete Piano Works Marathon. In Singapore, he has collaborated with various musicians and cultural arts organizations such as the Richard Wagner Association, Huaxia Cultural Hub, Singapore Repertory Opera, Hallelujah Chamber Orchestra, and many more.
Samuel's passion for music extended to initiating and leading his own projects, including 'Our Journey Through Music' (Singapore, 2016), 'Music and Words' (Oslo, 2017), 'Psalms and Preludes' (Singapore, 2021), 'In His Delight' (India, 2022), as well as organising a piano music competition in 2020-2021 with the Quatre Music Organisation.
Currently, Samuel is an adjunct piano lecturer at the Singapore Bible College and a dedicated private tutor for aspiring young pianists.
In the realm of choral music, Samuel has made a significant impact. He served as the choral instructor at Canberra Secondary School and Pioneer Primary School. Presently, he is the choral conductor at Gan Eng Seng Secondary School, the Hallelujah Oratorio Society, and the International Christian Choral Conductor Society. Samuel's expertise has led to invitations for music training, concerts, workshops, and choral camps both regionally and internationally.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore, Singapore