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Recital honours late Argentine composing great
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: September 26, 2013 at 8:31 am
Atsuko Seta and Remi Namtep will give a piano recital at Sala Sudasiri Sobha on Oct 5 from 6pm.
To pay tribute to Alberto Ginastera 30 years after his death, the Gift of Life Foundation presents a piano duo recital featuring the Argentine composer's work on Oct 5.
Entitled "Homage to Ginastera", the concert will be performed by Japanese pianist Atsuko Seta and Remi Namtep from Thailand, at Sala Sudasiri Sobha from 6pm.
This is a chance to listen to classical pieces by one of the most important Latin American composers. The programme includes 12 Preludios Americanos Opus 12, Suite de Danzas Criollas Opus 15, Piano Sonata No.1 Opus 22f, and Piano Concerto No.1 Opus 28.
Seta, an Osaka native, completed a postgraduate course mentored by Argentine pianist Eduardo Delgado before she started her career as a pianist.
She has won many international competitions. In 2005 she visited the US to give Ginastera recitals at the Yamaha Centre, Carnegie Hall and New York University during which she performed Sonata No.1 amongst other works.
The following year saw her premiere Ginastera's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Sudecka Philharmonic in Walbrzych, Poland.
Now based in Chiang Mai, Seta is teaching as a guest professor at Payap University's Music Department, while also performing solo recitals and piano concertos every year in Thailand, Europe and Japan.
Thai pianist Remi, meanwhile, began studying piano with her mother Ayu Namtep at the age of four. Later, attending Payap University, she studied with Jamie Shaak and Bennett Lerner, with whom she studied in Payap's master's degree programme.
She has won prizes in the Nat Yontararak Piano Competition and the Mahidol Youth Music Competition. At the age of 16, she passed the Trinity College of Music ATCL exam with the highest score.
Also a piano teacher whose students regularly win prizes, Remi has received the Trinity College of London Best Teacher certificate. She teaches at Payap University Music Academy.
Tickets cost 500 baht and proceeds will go towards the Gift of Life Foundation to help needy blood-disease patients. Sala Sudasiri Sobha concert hall is on Lat Phrao Soi 41 Yaek 7-4.
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