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2022 Singapore International Piano Festival to feature both live and digital performances

Following two years of pandemic-related disruption the 28th edition of the festival will mark a return to full audience recitals

Set to take place from 4 to 13 June, the 2022 festival, led by Artistic Director and Singaporean pianist Lim Yan, will offer a stellar line-up of international pianists including Japanese Kyoko Hashimoto, Berlin-based Singaporean Shaun Choo, Argentinian Ingrid Fliter and Briton Leon McCawley.

Opening this year’s live festival on 9 June at the home of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (which organises the festival) is multi-award-winning pianist Kyoko Hashimoto, who will be performing miniature masterpieces from Beethoven and Debussy, as well as six gems by Suk. The evening will conclude with Bartók’s own piano reduction of his well-known Dance Suite, originally written for orchestra.

Among the highlights at this year’s festival are the masterclasses conducted by international guests, with the first one by Kyoko Hashimoto on 10 June. Apart from being an acclaimed pianist with over 20 albums to her name, Hashimoto is also a passionate educator, and is currently the Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Piano Area at the McGill University in Montreal.

The 28th edition of SIPF will end on 13 June with a masterclass with Leon McCawley, the British pianist who is popularly known for bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire.

In addition to the live concerts, this year’s SIPF will also feature online recitals for the first time. These digital recitals were recorded live during the 2021 edition of SIPF, where audiences were capped at 50 persons for each performance because of pandemic restrictions.

For more information, visit www.pianofestival.com.sg.