Tragedy And Triumph: A Violin Recital

Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House


TagsOpera, Solo, Concert

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Duration: 60 minutes

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Feb 2024

8:00PM (GMT+8)

About the Show


Paganini Caprice Op. 1, No. 21
Mozart Sonata No. 21, K. 304
Tempo di Menuetto
Ysaye Sonata for Solo Violin Op. 27, No. 3, ‘Ballade’

---------- Intermission: 15mins ----------

Brahms Sonata No. 3, Op. 108
Un Poco Presto E Con Sentimento
Wieniawski Polonaise de Concerto, Op. 4


Ned Kellenberger (Violinist)
US-based violinist Dr. Ned Kellenberger joined the Grammy-nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet in 2021, with whom he founded Leopold Auer Music Festival, a summer music camp for dedicated strings and piano students. In 2021 Ned also founded Leopold Auer Music Academy with members of the quartet, serving as artistic director and instructor of violin and chamber music. He is an owner of Village Music Academy in Kansas City, where he teaches violin and piano classes. He serves as executive director of Mendelssohn Foundation, a music education nonprofit based in Kansas City. He spent 2020 as school principal and senior teacher at Wolfgang Violin Studio in Singapore, and has taught in various capacities at Avila University, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois College, the University of Illinois Springfield, the Conservatory of Central Illinois, and Champaign School of Music.

A recent tour included residencies in Estonia and the Czech Republic. Ned has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, and the Mann Center in Philadelphia, in Europe (Austria, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland) and North America (US, Canada, Mexico). He has served as concertmaster of various orchestras and music festivals, including the Philadelphia International Music Festival and Vienna Music Festival. As a student at Wichita State, he was associate concertmaster of Suprima Chamber Orchestra, a touring orchestra with professional management, with whom he performed in Russia at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Glazunov Hall for its XII International Conservatory Week, and at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, New York.

Ned has published peer-reviewed articles with Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Speculum Musicae, and the Beethoven Journal, and since 2017 regularly contributes to the American Record Guide as an independent music critic.

He is an active AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a medically proven method for improving body movement and usage. Through the Alexander Technique he engages musicians to help them avoid repeated stress injuries and maintain physical health. In 2017 he graduated from the teacher training course of Alex and Joan Murray, who have served as key international exponents of the Alexander Technique for over 50 years.

Ned completed both a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degree with Megan Freivogel and the Jupiter String Quartet at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He studied for his Bachelor of Music at Wichita State University with Nancy Luttrell, Alla Aranovskaya, and the St. Petersburg String Quartet. He plays an early 20th century German violin named Fritz in honor of legendary violinist Fritz Kreisler.

Soh Wei Qi (Accompanist)
Soh Wei Qi is a Singaporean Pianist. His mentors include Mrs Rena Phua, Ning An, Maestro Sergei Babayan and Olga Radosavljevich-Gradojevich. 
Wei Qi participated in competitions both locally and internationally, his achievements are extensive notably advancing into the Final 5 for the 7th Lucien Wang Piano Competition, and also clinching the Gold with Honors award with his trio, violinist Ronan Lim & Joey Lau in the Raffles Music Competition in 2015.  Most recently in 2017, he won the best accompanist award in the NAFA Vocal Competition 2017, and was awarded the Gold Prize in the Nanyang International Music Competition. In that year, he also attained the 1st prize in the Ipoh Piano Competition. In December 2017, he clinched Championship in the Piano Senior Category of the National Piano and Violin Competition. His performance in the Lucien Wang Competition has been reviewed by Dr. Chang Tou Liang as " Big boned playing, full of symphonic bluster, full of robust Sturm & Drang"

Being equally adept as an accompanist and an Orchestral Pianist, he also works with New Opera Singapore, where he serves as an accompanist to various operatic performances and solo operatic acts. Furthermore, he has also played with several orchestras including the NAFA Orchestra where he played the piano part for Igor Stravinsky's Firebird and the Orchestra of the Music Makers, where we was the repetitor and pianist for Leonard Bernstein's Mass. He has also played in several masterclasses by world-reknowned artists such as Vladimir Chernov, Angle Joy Blue, etc.

In 2015, he was selected as one of the few globally to attend a prestigious piano summer program at both Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University, Jacobs school of music, marking his first international debut. In 2018, he was gifted the National Arts Council Scholarship to participate in the Kirishima Music Festival and subsequently, he also went on to participate in the Summer Program at Gnessins Music School in Moscow, Russia. In 2020, he premiered Singaporean Composer's pieces in Krakow, Poland.


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