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A recital like no other

June 19, 2013 | Campus News

KUALA LUMPUR: Masterfully performed by two experts, the opening intro of UCSI University’s Violin-Piano Recital was nothing short of mesmerising.

Playing to an eager audience that almost filled the entire ballroom, renowned violinist Dr Albert Wang and UCSI School of Music head Prof Dr P’ng Tean Hwa wowed the crowd with impressive renditions of Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák and Saint-Saëns.

There were instances when the piano mimicked the violin and where both were wrapped in synchronised harmony, each matching the other in rhythm, note for note.

The maestros played with exceptional finesse, drawing expressions of admiration and delight from the crowd.

No one believed the performers only had four hours of practice together.

Prof P’ng – who has appeared in many public concerts – was quick to add that it was ‘fun’ to perform alongside each other, a sentiment Dr Wang shared.

“We bounce ideas (and approaches) off each other so it’s a collaborative effort. What you see in a performance like that is true teamwork,” said the charismatic music director of the Baroque Masterplayers.

Among those present at the recital include deputy vice-chancellor (International Relations) Prof Dr Lee Chai Buan; Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts dean Assoc Prof Dr Irene Tan; Centre for Pre-U Studies director Mabel Tan; and UCSI University Trust head Shannen Choi.

There will be other performances organised by the School of Music in the coming months like the ‘Oboe-Piano Recital by Howard Ng and Yong Sue Yi’, as well as the ‘Modern Band Concert’, among others.

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