DR THOMAS HECHT – ‘A DIFFERENT KIND OF B-LINE’ LAUNCH SCREENING
Steinway Gallery Singapore is proud to present the launch screening of ‘A Different Kind of B-Line’ – a concert film featuring Steinway Artist & renowned American pedagogue Dr Thomas Hecht. In celebration of his contributions to music education, we cordially invite all piano lovers to attend this one-time screening as Dr Hecht bids farewell to Singapore.
Date: 27th May 2022
Venue: The Projector, Blue Room
Dr Thomas Hecht is the Founding Head of Piano Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Over the span of three decades, Dr Hecht has concertised internationally as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and as a member of the acclaimed duo-piano team Hecht & Shapiro, winners of the Munich International Two Piano Competition. He has served jury panels of the Gina Bachauer, Geneva, Isangyun, Ibiza, Thailand, Liszt Weimar and Piano Paralympic International Competitions, and two of his Singaporean protégés have been named Young Steinway Artists.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF B-LINE
We have come to associate the letter “B” with many of the great composers, with Bach, Beethoven and Brahms respectfully referred to as “The Three B’s”. Pianist Thomas Hecht follows pathways from the Old World to the New — drawing parallels to an American “B”, the neoclassical composer Samuel Barber, whose piano writing owes as much to the pithy sonatas of Beethoven as it does to the enriched sonorities of Brahms. Featured on Professor Hecht’s dynamic programme will be the Six Bagatelles (Op. 126) of Beethoven, the haunting Four Ballades (Op. 10) of Brahms and Barber’s Ballade (1977) and Sonata (1949), a 20th century tour de force.
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