Artists
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The performing artists:    
     

Lee Jae Phang

Is a Malaysian concert pianist. Known for performances that combine virtuosity, expressiveness, and searching intellect, I have performed in concerts across the UK, in Germany, Austria, Italy, and China to critical acclaim. Since commencing hisstudies in England in 2007, he have performed solo recitals at many of the U.K.'s most prestigious music societies and festivals, including the Master Musician Series (Newcastle), The Northern Aldborough Festival (York), and the Church Stretton Arts Festival (Shrewsbury). He also regularly invited to perform for the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's concerts series at St. James' Piccadilly in London, with an upcoming performance in 2020 on the occasion of Beethoven's 250th Anniversary.

In addition to solo performances, he also a seasoned concerto soloist. Since making my debut with the Wells Cathedral School (WCS) Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christopher Adey in 2012, he has gone on to work with a variety of conductors and orchestras. These include Mark Heron and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Chamber Orchestra, Nick Meredith and the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, Frank Lennon and the Burnley Orchestra, Dr. Martin Cook and the Shrewsbury Sinfonia, and Mihnea Ignat and the Alicante University Symphonic Orchestra.

His passion for music also extends to collaborative work. Aside from accompanying a variety of instrumentalists and singers, leding the award-winning Trio Lazuli for several years, in which time he toured the North-East extensively with a repertoire spanning from Haydn to the contemporary composer Paul Schoenfield.

The numerous awards and prizes I have won include the RNCM Mark Ray Recital Prize (First Prize), the RNCM Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize with violinist Oliver Baily, the Hilda Anderson Dean Award (for solo work), the Musicales Prize (for Trio Lazuli), and the Audience Prize and the '1st Beethoven Performance Award of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe & Beethoven in Altaussee Festival 2016' prize. I was also the winner of the concerto auditions at both the Wells Cathedral School and the Royal Northern College of Music.

 
     

Lu Yi-Chih

Yi-Chih Lu is one of the most brilliant among the young generation of Taiwanese pianists. Beside his 13 Prizes in national and international music competition, such as Maria Canals, Sendai, Hummel, and Beethoven, His CD “My Chopin; My Brahms” was awarded from the Gold Melody Award as the “Best Interpreter of Classical Music Prize”. Highlights of the 2015/16 season include the Solo Performance in Vancouver TAIWANFest 2015, Miami International Piano Festival and the National Concert Hall Taiwan.

He has been invited regularly to give piano recitals in America, Europe and Asia. In the pass years, he performed in Musikverein in Vienna, Berlin Philharmoie, National Concert Hall in Taipei, and many other main concert halls. He has also worked with important orchestras including Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Sendai Philharmonic, Sendai City Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Metropolitan Orchestra, Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO), Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Sun Symphony Orchestra, Buxthehude Jugend Orchester, Taipei Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra, BerlinClassicPlayers, and Arad Philharmonic. Today he has 23 Piano Concerto in his repertoire.

He is also enthusiastic about playing and arranging Taiwanese piano compositions and folk Melodies. His piano arrangement on Taiwanese Folksongs was published in September 2014.

Lu was born in Taipei/Taiwan and began to play piano at the age of five. He studied with Klaus Hellwig and Michael Krist at University of the Arts Berlin (Konzertexamen) and University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Master). In 2006, the Vienna Cziffra Foundation awarded him the "Cziffra Prize", in recognition of his outstanding achievements in performing G. Cziffra's Compositions. He is working now as Guest Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University of the Arts.

 

 
 
     

Choun Sopheap

A General Manager Cambodian German Cultural Association
He operates as a Cultural Manager & Project Execution Manager
Choun Sopheap is also an Author and Professional Photographer

Publications

“Grief, Pain, and Sorrow” (English poetry book) in 2012
“When the sky turns blue’” (Khmer Poetry) in 2014
“Our Tribe-Our Heritage” Minority Groups in North-East Cambodia in 2017 (Published by Save Cambodian Wildlife Organization”
“The Sober Loris” theatre play in 2017
“Witchcraft in Asian, European and African culture”
(Started in 2017 and in the process of making revise)

 

 
     

Saing Chanchamroeun

DAAD Ambassador (German Academic Exchange Service) and teacher of German at Goethe-Zentrum Phnom Penh
Project coordinator of AMIF (Asyl-, Migrations-, und Integetraionsfonds)
Volunteer as an interpreter and translator in Organizations in Phnom Penh, in Takeo und in Battambang Province
Teacher of English at Cambodian Mekong University
1st Place winning Green Champion of Southeast Asia
Grünes Diplom ( German Diploma) from Goethe Institut
C1-Zertifkat Deutsch at Goethe Institut Bangkok
B1-Zertifikat Deutsch at Goethe Institut München

Chanchamroeun was involved is several inter cultural projects regarding Music and Words

 

 
     

Etiennene Chenvier

is a pianist, who studied with Mme Auberr-Crouzet (composer and teacher at the Université Musicale Internationale de Paris). His repertoire extends from Bach to Messiaen. During his international career he has performed numerous solo recitals, as well as chamber music with international artists. Etienne Chenevier lives in Singapore where he also performs, as with the Singapore Symphony Chamber Music series.

 

 
     

Loo Bang Hean

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Bang Hean studied with Serena Chow and Rickie Oui before being awarded a four-year scholarship by the examination board, ABRSM to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London. His teachers in England included Yonty Solomon, John Blakely and Dennis Lee. After graduating with first class from RCM he received awards from the Anthony Saltmarsh Prize and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to undergo postgraduate studies with the Hungarian teacher Ilonka Deckers in Milan, Italy.

Back in Malaysia since 1995, Bang Hean regularly appears in solo recitals, chamber concerts as well as concerto performances with various local orchestras. He has appeared in most major concert venues in Malaysia. An active chamber musician, he performs frequently with various instrumentalists including members of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed abroad, including England, Italy, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Korea. He is also very much involved in music education, being an adjunct lecturer at University College Sedaya International (UCSI) as well as a frequent presenter at seminars around this region.