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    Welcome to the

    2nd Flute Festival Singapore

    2011 It is our great honor to warmly welcome the internationally

    renowned soloist William Bennett as our star guest artist for this years festival.

    Singapore last heard the maestro perform live in 1992 on his first visit. Despite

    Bennetts demanding schedule comprising performing and teaching around

    the world, we are so fortunate that flute enthusiasts in the Asia region can

    finally grasp this rare opportunity to experience his great artistry.

    Equally exciting is the first performance of the famous flute

    ensemble from Taipei, Taiwan - the Tone Melody Flute Ensemble. Under the

    baton of veteran Chuang Ching-Lin who will be joined with our very own

    local Flute Ensemble Singapore, the opening concert for the festival will

    establish an unrivalled platform for cultural exchange in our region.

    Our program for this year focuses on the cultivation of chamber

    music playing in order to promote a greater appreciation of this musical

    genre. Besides chamber concerts, our chamber competition is another

    effort in advocating more comprehensive music making. It is the first and

    surely not the last for our festivals.

    For next year, we are looking forward to yet another very exciting

    festival. With the first ever visit of the latest flute sensation Denis Bouriakov,

    the much awaited flute orchestra program and the new sponsorship from

    Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, it will surely be a

    program that is not to be missed. For all the latest

    updates and information, please join our

    facebook @ www.facebook.com/flute.sg.

    Thank you for coming to this years festival,

    and we wish all of you an enjoyable weekend!

    Goh Tiong Eng

    Artistic Director

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    Day 1, Friday, 12th Aug 2011

    8pm-9.30pm, Festival Opening Concert, The Chamber

    French chamber music for Flute, Viola & Harp (Singapore)

    1. Sonata no. 2 C. Debussy (Pastorale Interlude Final)

    2. Two Interludes J. Ibert

    Flute: Goh Tiong Eng, Viola: Han Oh, Harp: Huang Yu-Hsin

    Ensemble music by Tone Melody Flute Ensemble (Taiwan)

    3. The Academie of Dance C. McMichael

    - Intermission -

    Ensemble music by Tone Melody Flute Ensemble & Flute Ensemble Singapore

    4. Paraphrase en sou venire de Adelina Patti F. Doppler (Flute soli: Pan Tsung-Hsien, Liu I-Jung)

    5. Overture, The Magic Flute W.A. Mozart

    6. Adagio J. Albinoni

    7. Cordova I. Albeniz

    8. Mother Goose Suite M. Ravel

    Members of the Tone Melody Flute Ensemble (Taiwan)

    Conductor: Chuang Ching-Lin

    Piccolo: Hsiao Ke-Shan

    Flute: Lu Wei-Ching, Liu I-Jung, Chang Hsin-Hsin, Chen Sung-Wei, Lin Chien-Yu

    Alto Flute: Pan Tsung-Hsien, Ou Chi-Wen

    Bass Flute: Huang Hsiu-Sheng, Tu Chang-Ming

    Bass Clarinet: Fan Yang-Hao

    Members of the Flute Ensemble Singapore

    Flute: Terence Teow, Mei Tan, E-von Lai, Dorin Liew

    Alto Flute: Woei Kie, Douglas Scott

    Bass Flute: Tung Hoe

    Contra Bass Flute: Clement Lim

    Harp: Huang Yu-Hsin

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    Flute - Goh Tiong Eng was the 1st prize winner who won the Best Performer Award in the Singapore National Competition. Studied music in Paris for 3 years under a

    French government scholarship, and graduated with 1st prize and the Prix

    d'Excellence. He performed full time with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for 15

    years. In 1994, Tiong Eng obtained his LRAM and Master of Music degree when he

    furthered his studies in London with the renowned virtuoso William Bennett at the Royal

    Academy of Music. Besides performing, his other passions include teaching flute

    incorporating the best methods from both the French and British schools of flute

    playing. His CD recordings are being played regularly on radio.

    Viola - Han Oh was the sole prize winner in the 1993 Singapore National Music Competition-Open Lower Strings Category. He was principal violist for numerous

    orchestras including Colorado Mahler Festival, San Francisco Lyric Opera. He has

    actively performed and recorded with numerous orchestras, ensembles and high-

    profile events including the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.

    As an original member of the multiple Grammy-winning band Gnarls Barkley, Han has

    toured extensively within the United States of America and Canada.

    Harp - Huang Yu-Hsin received her Bachelor, Master degree and Performance Diploma in Harp Performance, all with full scholarships from Boston University. She won

    the 1st Prize over all instrumentalists in the Boston Classical Orchestras Concerto

    Competition, Boston University Concerto-Aria Competition, Elizabeth Herbert Hobin

    Harp Competition, American String Teachers Association with National School

    Orchestra Association Competition, and Arlington Young Artist Competition. She has

    played concertos with the famous Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart, and

    the Boston Classical Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and National

    Orchestral Institute, New York City Ballet. She held Principal Harpist position of the

    Hingham Symphony Orchestra from 2002-2004.

    Conductor - Ching-Lin Chuang, head and conductor of the Tone-Melody Flute Ensemble Group, owner of Tone-Chung Music Recording Company. He specializes in

    flute performance, pedagogy, ensemble music, structure and acoustics of flute. He

    has earned the name of Dr. Flute, a well-rounded flute expert. He has been invited to

    be the judge in various flute competition, and given speech on flute and drama

    music.

    Tone Melody Flute Ensemble was founded in 1984, and has performed well over one hundred times in public. It has been highly praised for its role in promoting

    cultural exchange and enrichment of civil life as well as introducing fine flute music to

    audiences. Some of its international performances include Concert tour in Canada

    and USA (1987), 1st Asia Flute Festival (1990), N.F.A Chicago (1997), 12th Japan Flute

    Convention (2005), Concert tour in China (2009).

    Flute Ensemble Singapore was founded in 2009. Aims to promote the art of chamber and ensemble music for flutes, it also provides a platform for flute enthusiasts

    to fellowship and play the flute together on a regular basis. Future highlights include

    concerts with other regional flute ensembles.

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    Day 2, Saturday, 13th Aug 2011

    9.30am-1pm, Workshop with Michie Bennett (England) From basic to Advance!, Gallery Workshop on Posture, Pitching, Note bending,

    Harmonics, Tone & etc

    2pm-6pm, Chamber music competition (Medal round), Living Room 1. Singapore Charis Lim: Flute, Piano

    2. South Korea Nikolai Song: Flute, Piano

    3. Singapore Kelsey Tan: Flute, Violin, Cello

    4. Hong Kong Wong Tsz Wai: Flute, Piano

    5. Australia Ashleigh Brennan: Flute, Piano

    6. Singapore Daniel Lim: Flute, Clarinet, Piano

    7. Thailand Tipok Phinitsakul: Flute, Guitar

    8. Hong Kong Flautissimo Flute Octet

    - Intermission -

    9. Thailand Achittapol Tinnarat: Quintet

    10. Singapore Leoi Xue Yu Shaun: Flute, Piccolo, Piano

    11. Singapore Clement Lim Chen Hung: 2 Flutes, Piano

    12. Singapore Huang Jia Jia: Flute, String trio

    13. Singapore Mark Chang: Flute, Piano

    14. Singapore Jason Wei: Flute, Piano

    15. South Africa Douglas Scott: Flute, Piano

    16. Hong Kong Flautissimo: Flute Ensemble

    2pm-8pm, Flute Exhibition, Gallery

    8pm-9.30pm, Gala Concert - William Bennett with strings, The Chamber

    1. Concerto in Bb for 2 flutes and strings G.P. Telemann (Grave Vivace Tendrement - Gayment)

    2. Quartet in D major for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello W.A. Mozart (Allegro Adagio - Rondeau)

    - Intermission -

    3. Concerto in D Major for flute and strings C.P.E. Bach (Allegro - Un Poco andante e piano Allegro assai)

    4. Quartet in C major for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello W.A. Mozart (Allegro - Theme & Var.)

    Violin - Chan Yoong Han, Viola - Han Oh, Cello - Chan Wei Shing,

    2nd Violin - Lim Shue Churn, 2nd Flute - Goh Tiong Eng

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    Michie Bennett was the flute professor of Royal Academy of Music in London

    and assistant teacher of William Bennett. She studied at the Tokyo University of Art

    with Professor Masao Yoshida and Masaru Kawasaki, at the Zurich Music Hochshule in

    Switzerland with Andre Jaunet, and later studied with William Bennett in London.

    Ms. Bennett is the director of the BEEP Records, and director of the William Bennett

    International Flute Summer School for the past 26 years.

    William Bennett is one of the foremost musical artists performing today. He has

    raised the profile of the flute to that of an instrument capable of a wide range of tonal

    colors, dynamics, and expression, giving it the depth, dignity, and grandeur of the

    voice or a string instrument.

    Mr. Bennett studied in London with Geoffrey Gilbert, and in France with Jean-Pierre

    Rampal and Marcel Moyse. He has been principal flute in many orchestras including

    the London Symphony, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and the English

    Chamber Orchestra. The Master classes of Marcel Moyse in Switzerland in the late 70's

    provided extra stimulus and inspiration so that, in tandem with William Bennett's

    burgeoning career developed as an international soloist and