By Candlelight is a new chamber music series presented by The Arts House. This season will feature four performances, each carefully curated by pianist Kseniia Vokhmianina, which celebrate how chamber music is best meant to be experienced: in living rooms and cosy venues, surrounded by family and friends. We invite you to hear live music played by fine chamber musicians, mingle with these artists in an informal setting, as well as share and learn music insights.
By Candlelight: Myths and Legends
6 Apr 2018, Fri | 7.30pm – 9pm
"Maturity of musicianship and virtuosity..." - Pianomania on Kseniia Vokhmianina
"The vocal best impression was left by Maria Gessler, who never ceased to be powerful." - Christoph A. Brander, Hünfelder Zeitung on Maria Gessler
Myths and Legends features Kseniia and Swiss soprano Maria Gessler in an evening of art songs that celebrate two female characters often found in classic literature and song – Mignon, the dreamer and Lorelei, the siren. This concert is hosted by Dr. Tang Tee Tong.
By Candlelight: A Tale of Two Cities
25 May 2018, Fri | 7.30pm – 9.00pm
"I admire you for the very brave path you have taken for the harp..." - Isabelle Moretti (world leading harpist) on Katryna Tan
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Singapore. A Tale of Two Cities is a musical bridge that encapsulates this relationship, presenting works by renowned Spanish composers such as Albéniz, Guridi and Moreno Torroba perfectly match the haunting melodies by Singaporeans Low Shao Ying and Low Shao Suan.
Performed by Kseniia Vokhmianina (piano), Roberto Álvarez (flute) and Katryna Tan (harp).
By Candlelight: Mirrors of Time
24 Aug 2018, Fri | 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Mirrors of Time creates a parallel between chamber music works by composers of Baroque and Classical periods and those composers of the 20th century, who drew inspiration from music of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The repertoire will include works by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, A. Schnittke, and I. Stravinsky. Let's travel in time together with this music!
Performing in this concert are Kseniia Vokhmianina (piano), and fellow award-winning Ukrainian musicians, Oleksandr Korniev (violin) and Aleksey Shadrin (cello).