About the Show
Date: Saturday, 28 October, 11am and 2pm
Location: LBS Music World, Gurney Plaza, Penang
*LBS Music World is located next to the 4th floor food court at Gurney Plaza in George Town.
Program Duration: 50 minutes (includes a concert, an educational talk, and a hands-on Q&A Time)
Suggested Age: Children ages 4-14 years old and their parents
Dr. Esther Shin Chuang, pianist and educator
Louise Goss-Custard, flutist
Rachel An, cellist
Organized by Penang Art District
Venue Sponsor: LBS Music World
🎵 Experience the Beauty of Classical Music with Our Family-Friendly Concert! 🎶
Get ready for a musical journey like no other, designed especially for children and families. Join us for a wonderful chamber music performance featuring a talented Piano, Flute, and Cello Trio, playing timeless classics by legendary composers like Elgar and Saint-Saëns. This concert isn't just about music; it's an educational adventure that will captivate young minds and inspire a lifelong love for classical music.
🌟 What to Expect:
🎼 Captivating Chamber Music: Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing melodies of classical chamber music, expertly performed by our talented trio, Dr. Esther Shin Chuang, piano, Louise Goss-Custard, flute, and Rachel An, cello. Experience the beauty and magic of live music in an intimate setting.
📚 Educational Insights: Before each piece, Dr. Esther will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of the music they'll be performing. Learn about the composers, the stories behind the music, and how each instrument contributes to the enchanting music.
📚Learn Concert Etiquette: Classical concerts have their own set of traditions and etiquettes. We'll help children and parents navigate the unspoken rules, ensuring a respectful and enjoyable experience for all.
🎻 Up-Close Instrument Exploration: Children are invited to step closer to the stage, where they can see and touch the instruments up close. Witness the elegance of the flute, the depth of the cello, and the grandeur of the piano. It's a rare opportunity to connect with the magic of these instruments firsthand.
🎶 Family-Friendly Repertoire: Our program features beloved classics that will delight both young and old. Share the joy of music with your children as they discover the timeless melodies of classical music and more.
🎟 Tickets are limited (only 30 pax per concert), so book now and embark on a musical adventure with your family! 🎵
Dr. Esther Shin Chuang
Dr. Esther Shin Chuang, an award-winning pianist, has given concerts on four continents: North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. She has performed in numerous prestigious venues around the world including St. Gile’s Cathedral (Scotland), Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center (U.S.), and Carnegie Hall (U.S.). She played in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center, hosted by the International Music Foundation and broadcasted live by 98.7 WFMT. She is the winner of many competitions including the Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition, Zimmerli Foundation's 11th BMC Piano Competition, 19th International Young Artist Competition, Associated Teachers of Music League Young Artist Competition, Baltimore Music Club Competition, and Manchester Young Artist Competition.
Dr. Chuang studied as a scholarship student in the Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School in New York City. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, U.S.) and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music (New York, U.S.). She earned her Doctor of Worship Studies at Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (Jacksonville, U.S.).
She has also been the artistic director of concerts and performances in the U.S., Malaysia, and other countries, creating innovative, multi-sensory concerts. Most recently, she was the artistic director and pianist of the critically acclaimed, family-friendly piano concert "Come Play With Me" at the 13th George Town Festival 2022. She was also the creative director and pianist of the concert-dance-theatre "The Enchanted Forest" at the 14th George Town Festival 2023.
Louise Goss-Custard plays Principal Flute with the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, and with other local orchestras including the Penang Symphony Orchestra and Musica Sinfonietta. She regularly performs in chamber group concerts at Cheong Fatt Tze - the Blue Mansion, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel and Suffolk House. In addition, she plays flute with Penang’s only Irish band, the Dram Band, and participates in occasional Irish music jam sessions.
Louise has lived in Penang since 2010, after years spent living and working in Shanghai, New York, Singapore and Paris. She is originally from the UK.
Rachel An is an award-winning professional cellist based in Penang. She studied cello performance at Chungbuk Arts High School. She received a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at Chung-Ang University, and a Master in Arts Management at Kyung Hee University University, all in South Korea.