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International flautist flaunts her stuff
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: June 27, 2013 at 8:10 am
Elena Cecconi, one of the most internationally renowned Italian flautists, will perform for the first time in Bangkok, while Malaysian pianist Shuenda Wong returns to accompany her.
Presented by D&M Music Studio, "A Flute and Piano Duo Recital" will take place at Goethe Institute on Wednesday at 8pm. They will put on the "A Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi Concert" at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin on July 5 at 7pm.
The evening programme will feature Saint Saens' Odelette and Romance, Caplet's Reverie Et Petite Valse, Genin's Fantaisie Sur Rigoletto, Faure's Fantaisie, Gaubert's Fantaisie, Krakamp's La Traviata Fantasia and Piazzolla's Oblivion.
Cecconi graduated from Italy's Conservatorio of Frosinone and attended masterclasses at the Mozarteum Salzburg and at the Hochschule fur Musik of Vienna.
She has performed as a soloist with different Italian orchestras and has captivated audiences in Germany, Austria, Albania, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, France, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, the US and Russia.
Cecconi is currently professor of flute at the Conservatorio _ Music University of Genova.
Wong graduated from Germany's Staatliche Musikhochschule Freiburg with high distinction in 2006 and completed his master's degree under full scholarship from the Kobler Trust and a Barbara Stringer scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK.
He has performed extensively across Asia and Europe and is currently head of Piano Studies at Bentley Music Academy, Malaysia.
Tickets for the Bangkok concert on Wednesday cost 250 and 500 baht from Robinson Piano at Siam Discovery (tel 02-658-1080/1). Tickets for the Hua Hin show on July 5 cost 1,000 baht. Call 081-682-8000 or contact Hyatt Regency Hua Hin on 02-254-6200.