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Nicholas Ho presents CON FUOCO
31 Jan, 2023 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young Singaporean piano sensation Nicholas Ho takes the stage for the local premiere of his Twelve Études, Op. 11, a stunning and technically masterful composition. Inspired by Nicholas’s love of Star Trek and the fantasies of space exploration, listeners will embark on a celestial journey through outer space from this prodigious talent.
Representing Nicholas’ best writing thus far, this set of 12 concert études for solo piano was written in eclectic styles, possessing different languages that range from neo-romanticism to jarring and modernistic soundscapes filled with clusters and polychords.
Composers who inspired Nicholas in these études include Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Freddie Mercury of Queen! Mercury’s ‘Love of My Life’ has influenced some of his melodic writing.
Nicholas completed the first drafts of all twelve études by July 2021, and were then revised over the next 10 months, as he prepared them for various concert performances and studio recordings. Each étude in this set is dedicated to his many mentors and friends who have made a positive impact in his musical journey thus far. Besides the Asian Premiere of the full Twelve Études, Con Fuoco will also see Nicholas perform piano solos from master composers Joseph Haydn, Vladimir Horowitz and Singapore’s very own Dick Lee.
Tickets from $28 to $100 can be bought online at https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/con0123 or at any SISTIC outlet.