Bangkok Post reviews
Music of the masters
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: July 15, 2013 at 8:00 am
Siripong Tiptan, above, and Go Kato will perform during the Music of the Masters concert at Thailand Cultural Centre on July 25 at 7pm.
Leading Thai violinist Siripong Tiptan will be appearing in a duo recital with Japanese accompanist Go Kato on piano for a thrilling evening of fine chamber music at the Thailand Cultural Centre's small hall on July 25 at 7pm.
Music of the Masters will feature an appealing and varied mixture of French, German and Polish masterpieces.
Forming the bulk of this performance will be Brahm's Violin and Piano Sonata in A-Major Opus 100 and Beethoven's famous Kreutzer Sonata Opus 47 _ his penultimate and perhaps most famous, not to mention challenging, contribution to the genre.
The programme will open with Darius Milhaud's Le Printemps. Providing the showpiece finale will be Henry Wieniawski's virtuosic Polonaise de Concert in D-Major Opus 4.
Siripong is a long serving concertmaster of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and head of strings at Rangsit University's Conservatory of Music.
His successful performance of Bruch's Warhorse Violin Concerto and Rimsky Korsakov's testing Sheherazade earlier this year further strengthened his reputation for assured technique and strong musical conviction, characterised in particular by a sweet and focused tone. Kato is active in Germany at the Hochschule fur Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden.
Tickets cost 1,000 baht (500 baht for students) and can be purchased from BSO Shop (call 02-214-3757), Albyrd Violin (call 02-662-6662) and Bravo Music (call 02-866-1152).