Chamber Music Festival

Padma Bali, 1 - 5 May 2019

The Bach In Bali Festival is the inaugural collaboration between the Bandung Philharmonic and ProjectArtitude. It is born out of a desire to share great music across the vast archipelago of Indonesia, and South-east Asia.

Bali, known for its ancient culture and warm hospitality, as well as unspolit nature and iconic religious sites, is a melting pot of cultures.

It is also where the principles of Tri Hita Karana, a traditional philosophy of life that integrates the realms of the spirit, human world and nature, comes alive.

The spirit of Tri Hita Karana is mirrored in the ideals of western classical music; even before J.S. Bach, composers have embraced humanity and nature and looked to the Heavens for inspiration

The Bach In Bali Festival aspires to showcase the spirit of Tri Hita Karana with numerous masterclasses and seminars and 2 exciting concerts " Bachanalia " and " Bach and the Boys ".

Project Artitude

PROJECT ARTITUDE is an arts/ideas incubator and social enterprise founded to extend the joy of music to a bigger, diverse audience in Asia. It aims to engage and empower communities with the dynamism and magic of the arts.

Bandung Philharmonic

Since its founding in 2016, the Bandung Philharmonic has become one of Indonesia's top orchestras. With its mission of celebrating global diversity, uniting musical traditions, fostering cultural exchange, it now hopes to share the joy and artistry of chamber music to audiences across Indonesia with the Bach In Bali festival.

Leslie Tan

Leslie Tan, has performed to critical acclaim in major venues and festivals worldwide. These include the Tanglewood and Aspen Festivals in the USA; the Melbourne and Port Fairy Festivals in Australia; the New Zealand Festival; the Hong Kong Arts Festival; and the Prague-Vienna-Budapest Sommerakademie and the Edinburgh Festival in Europe

A graduate of the Trinity College of Music in London, Tchaikovsky-Moscow Conservatory of Music and the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, his career spans orchestral to chamber and solo concerts; and contemporary, as well as cross - disciplinary works to historically informed performances.

Leslie is a champion of outreach activities and music education in the ASEAN region, teaching in different festivals and projects in Thailand, and in Myanmar, co - directing the Philharmonic Society of Myanmar.In Indonesia he works frequently with young musicians from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya.

Lionel Tan

Converting at age 14 from the violin to the viola under the tutelage of Jiři Hegér, he went to London’s Royal College of Music two years later to study with Margaret Major and Christopher Wellington, whilst taking his summers in Czechoslovakia with renown violist of the Smetana Quartet Milan Skampa.

Whilst in Rice University in Houston, USA for the university’s inaugural Master in Quartet Performance program, he was in the studio of Martha Katz and Karen Ritscher.

As an educator, Lionel has continued in the legacy of his teacher Jiři Hegér to grow the pool of Singapore violist for the future. He is also a faculty at The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. Eschewing all boundaries, Lionel continues to respect tradition and embrace new ideas.

Mervin Wong

Mervin Wong is a sonic alchemist who creates music and sculpts sound, producing & composing bespoke music for film, media, installations, as well as collaborations with performing and visual artists. 2018 marked the debut of his solo project Theemptybluesky with the full length album: Aphelion. Mervin also has a hand in a wide range of multidisciplinary collaborations that allow him to venture and explore beyond the realm of sound into film, multimedia-visuals, installations, projection mapping, and bespoke production design.

Michael Hall

Michael Hall, pemain viola yang tinggal di Chicago, solois, guru, dan pemimpin yang pemikirannya diakui secara internasional. Mendapat predikat "benar-benar ahli" oleh New Music Connoisseur sebagai dan pemain chamber musik yang memiliki "teknik luar biasa," ia telah berkolaborasi dengan komposer pemenang Hadiah Pulitzer serta telah memiliki lebih dari 50 komposisi yang ditulis dan didedikasikan untuknya.

Michael telah memberikan dunia dan Amerika Serikat konser viola perdana oleh Kim Diehnelt, Alfred Schnittke, Stacy Garrop, dan "Xian Shi" Chen Yi - konser viola pertama yang ditulis oleh komposer Tiongkok. Sebagai solois, Michael telah muncul di Viena, Jakarta, Reykjavik, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Bali, New York, Singapura, Boston, Sorrento dan Chicago's Orchestra Hall.

Festival Internasional Primrose, Festival Komposisi Internasional Thailand, Ear Taxi Festival , Seri Frekuensi Constellation, pianis Shpachenko dan Friends Chamber Music Festival yang dinominasikan multi-Grammy, dan Festival Viola Amerika di Oberlin. Michael telah tampil secara langsung di NPR, WFMT, dan Thailand PBS-TV, dan rekamannya dapat ditemukan di label Centaur, Delos, Vienna Modern Masters, Acoma, Albany dan Parma.

Michael adalah anggota dewan dari American Viola Society dan Direktur Artistik / Direktur Pendidikan Bandung Philharmonic. Dia telah mengajar di University of Chicago, VanderCook College of Music, dan Illinois Wesleyan University.

Michael menerima Penghargaan Doktor dan Penghargaan Alumni dari Universitas North Carolina Greensboro, Penghargaan Sarjana dan Prestasi Alumni dari Ball State University, dan gelar Magisternya dari Konservatori Musik Universitas Cincinnati. Guru-gurunya termasuk Scott Rawls, Michelle LaCourse, Peter Kamnitzer, dan kuartet string Tokyo dan LaSalle.

Nicole Jeong

Violinist Nicole Jeong has appeared in performances throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Dr. Jeong’s versatility in solo, orchestral, and chamber music has taken her to internationally recognized venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, KKL Luzern, Tokyo City Opera Concert Hall, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Shanghai Centre Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and Seoul Arts Center; she has played under the baton of James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, Andre Previn, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jeff Milarsky, among others.

As a winner of several competitions, Dr. Jeong has appeared as a soloist with a number of orchestras. She also won the Ackerman Chamber Music Prize awarded by world-renowned Emerson String Quartet. She is a former member of the New Juilliard Ensemble, and of the Lucerne Festival Academy where she worked with the late Pierre Boulez and Ensemble InterContemporain.

Dr. Jeong earned master’s degree from The Juilliard School where she was the recipient of the Juilliard Alumni Scholarship and served as a Teaching Assistant and later Substitute Teacher in the Violin Department as well as a Mentor of their Mentoring Program. She has completed her doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook as a full-scholarship student, under the tutelage of Philip Setzer from Emerson String Quartet. Her chamber coaches have included members of Emerson, Takacs, Cleveland, Orion String Quartet, David Finckel, Wu Han, Ida Kavafian, Laurence Lesser, Jorja Fleezanis, Colin Carr, Gil Kalish, Julian Martin, Jerome Lowenthal, and Zvi Zeitlin. She recently moved to Jakarta with her husband after living in New York for 11 years and has served as a Visiting Artist for the Juilliard Global. She is currently serving as a faculty member at Conservatory of Music of Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta.

Wayan Sudirana

Wayan Sudirana Born in Ubud, Bali, Sudirana is one of Bali’s most well known composers, teaching & performing across Bali and internationally. He is also one of the most successful Professors at the Indonesia Institute for the arts in Denpasar. After graduating from the Indonesian Arts Institute, Denpasar, he studied at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he received his MA and Ph.D in Ethnomusicology. He was commissioned by the Canadian government to compose a piece combining Balinese gamelan, Taiko Japan and Bagpipes to be performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. He has collaborated with worldwide company, such as Jack Morton Production New York for the Hundred Percent Club (HPC) of IBM in May 2017 and May 2018, Five Current Company for the opening ceremony of Asian Games held in Jakarta August 2018. Finally he has also collaborated with many famous composers over the years including Michael Tenzer (2003 - 2013), Andrew Clay McGraw (2006 - 2010), Peter Michael Steele and Joshep Sandino (2007), Gamelan X, and performed at Carnegie Hall, New York. He has just published a book about the future of Balinese sacred ensemble (2019), and also two CDs of his very won new works for Gamelan with Gamelan Yuganada (2019).

Hazim Suhadi

Hazim Suhadi began his piano lessons at Yayasan Musik Jakarta (YMJ) with Yola Mathilde and with the late Soetarno Soetikno. He received his B.A in French and Francophone Studies and B.M in Piano Performance at Lawrence University (LU), Wisconsin, where he studied with Catherine Kautsky, Luba Poliak, Dmitri Novgorodsky, and Vadim Serebryany. He then continued to pursue his M.M. in Piano Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) with full scholarship and a stipend, where he studied with Christopher Taylor, Jessica Johnson, and Martha Fisher.

He previously served as a board member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Collegiate Chapter at UW-Madison to promote wellness and artistic development in the local community. He also served as a board member of Classical Revolution Madison Cooperative (CRM-C) to promote live classical music in non-traditional venues, such as cafés, pubs, and restaurants.

After having returned from Indonesia, he has served as an opera accompanist and diction coach for the opera production Carmen with the Batavia Madrigal Singers in 2016. He also formed a multiple-hand piano group under the name Pianomaly in 2016 as an outreach program to introduce the audience to compositions for piano ensembles. He has also recently served as an adjudicator at several piano competitions in Indonesia and Taiwan.

Participant Fee

Singapore Participant: 200 USD/person
Indonesia Participant : 50% discount

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 Program
Festival team arrived
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 Program
9:00 AM -- Student group arrived
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Rehearsal
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Check In
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Thursday, 02 May 2019 & Friday, 03 May 2019 Program
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student Group Coaching
Rehearsal piece for concert
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Collaborative Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Free Time
Saturday, 04 May 2019 Program
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Student Group Coaching
Rehearsal piece for concert
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Collaborative Workshop
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Rehearsal
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Briefing Student Group
5:30 PM Welcome Guest
6:30 PM Bach and the Boys Concert
Sunday, 05 May 2019 Program
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Student Group Coaching
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Collaborative Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Rehearsal piece for concert
5:30 PM Welcoming Guest
6:30 PM Bachanalia Concert