Singapore Trombone Festival 2014, August 21-24, 2014
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts & School of the Arts
Hosted by Music Elements
The Singapore Trombone Festival 2014 (STF 2014) is a ticketed event over 3.5 days with a grand opening concert to kick off the festival. The STF is by far the biggest gathering for trombone players and low brass fanatics in the region. The festival opens on 21st August and lasting through 24th August 2014 at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and GALA Concert at School of the Arts (SOTA).
This festival features world renowned trombone and euphonium icons, Mr. Brett Baker and Mr. Adam Frey respectively, along with celebrated musicians such as Mr. Raymond Lam, Mr. Arunkorn Chaisubunkanok, Mr. Soraphot Worasaeng, Mr. Sittichai Ongsa-ard, Mr. Satit Chomchewchan and Mr. Mark Glover. Apart from Brett’s active teaching and performance schedule at the festival, we are honored to have him as our Artistic Director for STF 2014. Participants will also be treated to recitals by local trombone ensembles like The Long Horns Quartet, OC Trombone Quartet and SLIDE THAT! Trombone Ensemble.
The Singapore Trombone Festival 2014 is organized by Music Elements (Asia) Pte. Ltd. and jointly presented by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the official venue of the festival. STF2014 is an international platform for all artistes and participants to exchange ideas and to boost creativity and continuity for this unique art form. Every single module in the festival is set to educate, enrich, engage, entertain and leaving the best low brass experience anyone can get.
The Gala Concert features Brett Baker (Tenor), Raymond Lam (Bass) and Adam Frey (Euphonium) with popular trombone concertos like Grondahl’s Concerto for Trombone, Ewazen’s Concerto for Bass Trombone and Cosma’s Euphonium Concerto respectively. The featured wind orchestra for the gala evening will be Singapore’s very own Orchestra Collective directed by Mr. Boon Hua Lien.
Indulge yourself in a 3.5 days event with the best international and local artistes, discussing interesting topics such as ‘Psychology of Solo Performance’ and ‘Making Musical Decisions’. Watch Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Low Brass Section’s live demonstration of the various popular orchestral excerpts and they will share with you their ways of approaching the excerpts and your role as a trombonist in the orchestra. Learn from the best artistes as an observer or an active participant in the master-classes and engage yourself by performing in the Mass Trombone Choir directed by our very own Artistic Director, Mr Brett Baker. The Mass Trombone Choir will be featured on 24th August, 5.30PM at The Cathay along Orchard Road.
Finally, treat yourself to a wide range of instruments and accessories on display and are all available for testing and purchase throughout the festival. Watch out for the special discount rate exclusively priced for the participants. We welcome all trombonists around the world and of all ages to join us at this fun-filled event.
STF 2014 Festival Passes will be on sale with early-bird discount starting from 21st April 2014. Early-bird discount ends on 21st May 2014.
To register: www.sgtrombonefestival.com/registration
For more information, please visit Singapore Trombone Festival Page.