Date: 5 Mar 2019 (Tue)
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Ticket Price: $15
Eleganza is the annual flagship event of NTU CAC Piano Ensemble. This year’s rendition will be held at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Eleganza 2019 features the best pianists of the Ensemble playing challenging repertoires which they have practised tirelessly over for months, specifically concert items featuring 4-to-8 hands piano music. Traditionally, Eleganza has been a full classical concert, from Baroque to 20th Century. Now, for the first time since its debut in 2005, Eleganza 2019 will be a unique fusion of classics and pop music, specially designed to appeal to the current profile of ensemble members and audience members who attend yearly. Look forward to enjoying pieces of different genres, ranging from classical pieces to modern contemporary pieces and pop music. We have also invited NTU String Orchestra and NTU Symphonic Band to join us in our concert this year to provide you with an experience.
Since its establishment in 2002, NTU Piano Ensemble has engaged many piano enthusiasts in the university. It is the ensemble’s vision to bring piano music to greater heights by promoting greater appreciation among NTU students and the general public.
NTU Piano Ensemble is the only piano ensemble in Singapore which accepts aspiring pianists with no music background, as it provides beginners a chance to learn to play the piano from peer coaches. Members who join can have the unique and fulfilling opportunity of becoming a peer coach to teach as well.
At weekly jamming sessions, beginners can learn to play the piano while pianists get to refine their skills. In addition, members also have the chance to learn and explore new styles of piano playing through a wide range of activities and concerts throughout the year.
NTU Piano Ensemble’s annual concert, Eleganza, features its best pianists playing challenging repertoires which they practise tirelessly over months, specifically concert items featuring 4-to-8 hands piano music. Audiences will enjoy pieces of different genres, ranging from classical pieces to modern contemporary pieces and pop music.
NTU Piano Ensemble also organises many free-entry concerts like Evening at the Theatre featuring modern music. It has performed at prestigious locations such as the Esplanade, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the Jubilee Concert Hall. In spirit of the community, it has also performed at Alexandra Hospital, NTUC Nursing Home and SWAMI Home.