Jessie M. Dark Stories - The Debut Recital [G]

19 Mar 2024 (Tue)

$15.30 - $78.00

Jessie M. Dark Stories - The Debut Recital [G]

19 Mar 2024 (Tue)

Date and Time

19 Mar 2024 : 19:30 - 21:00

Location / Links

Victoria Concert Hall

$15.30 - $78.00


Event Details

The youngest prize winner at the 2018 Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition when she was just 11, Jessie M. gives her debut solo recital on March 2024 with a demanding programme of virtuosic and seldom heard works.

In recent years, Jessie M. has drawn praise from leading pianists and educators in the scene.

Murray McLachlan, a judge at the 2018 Steinway Youth Piano Competition, has remarked that “Jessie is a prodigious talent who shows a deep, sincere, and inspiring love of music in every phrase she plays."

For well-known piano pedagogue Josh Wright, Jessie’s “playing is artistic, mature, and thoughtful, and her technical brilliance is something I have rarely seen with any young pianist" while the renowned Liszt pianist, Leslie Howard, said this after a masterclass with Jessie: "She is a very gifted young pianist, intelligent, sensitive, and mature, with a thoroughly grounded technique."

At Dark Stories, you can expect to be left breathless with Liszt’s daunting Mazeppa and Wilde Jagd which evokes brutal scenes of galloping wild horses and night hunts as well as Ravel’s treacherously difficult homage to the Viennese waltz. La Valse. Those wishing a more reflective mood can look forward to the Russian infused Romanticism of Scriabin's Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand and Glinka-Balakirev’s The Lark, one of Jessie’s signature pieces which some audiences associate her with. A key highlight is William Bolcom's audacious The Serpent’s Kiss that showcases unconventional techniques like heel stomps, piano taps, and tongue clicks in the piece.

Since the age of 6, Jessie has been no stranger to the competition scene. As Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Steinway Youth Piano Competition, she represented Singapore in the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific that same year. She has also taken first prizes in the categories she competed in at the 2017 and 2021 editions of the National Piano & Violin Competition, won top awards in several editions of the UCSI International Piano Festival & Competition and most recently was a prize winner at the 2023 Lang Lang Futian International Piano Competition. Jessie has performed in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Paris Opera Bastille.

This is a debut recital that is certainly not to be missed!

Admission Rule

Rating / Age Limit

-Rating: General

-Infants in arms or children below the age of 4 shall not be admitted.

-Children aged 4 years and above must purchase tickets for admission.

-Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Late Seating Advisory

-For the enjoyment of all audience members, all events start promptly at the time printed on the ticket.

-Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.

-Late arrival may result in non-admittance until a suitable break in the performance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

-Photography, Video recording & Audio recording is not allowed for this event

-Professional Photography and Videography are not allowed.

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