Please be informed that “Songstress of the Romantic Arias ” which was originally scheduled for 17 – 19 April 2020 will be postponed to a later date. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and will be sure to update you when the new date has been fixed. Our team will contact those who have purchased tickets. Thank you for your on-going support.
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The klpac Orchestra presents romantic arias featuring multiple award-winning soloist Ang Mei Foong who is ready to take the audience on a journey of opera, performing glorious arias from Rossini, Bellini, Dvořák and Massenet. Supporting vocalists for the night are Mezzo Soprano Lim Yee Fen, and Sopranos Tan Miao Yun, Evon Ng and guest performer, violinist Keng Xin Tian.
Date & Time:
17 April 2020 (Friday) 8:30 PM
18 April 2020 (Saturday) 8:30 PM
19 April 2020 (Sunday) 3:00 PM
Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Concession 1: RM50 (TAS Card Members, Senior Citizen and Disabled)
Concession 2: RM40 (Student)
All-inclusive of RM3 ticket handling fee.
All categories are available online.
School Group Promotion: Buy 10 get 1 free (call 03 4047 9000 / walk in only)
Facebook: @klpac Orchestra
Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Resident Conductor & Music Director: Lee Kok Leong
Featuring: Ang Mei Foong (soprano) with Evon Ng (soprano), Lim Yee Fen (mezzo soprano), Tan Miao Yun (soprano), Keng Xin Tian (solo violinist) and the klpac Orchestra
Ang Mei Foong (Cav., Dr.) | Soprano
Mei Foong’s voice has been described as mellow, sweet and soothing to the listeners. A multiple awards and scholarship winner, she was trained at the National Taiwan Normal University under Prof. Ren Rong; at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia under Maestro Rebecca Berg, and at the University of Melbourne under Merlyn Quaife. She now holds a PhD from University Putra Malaysia. An award-winning soprano, she has been a recipient of numerous academic scholarships during her studies notably the “Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships” (MIFRS) and “Melbourne International Research Scholarships” (MIRS) when she was at the University of Melbourne. Other notable awards include the first prize winner of NTNU Vocal Concerto Competition of year 2002; 2nd prize winner of the Taiwan Rotary Club Artists’ Awards of year 2002; the 8th prize winner, as well as a young artist award of “Mondial Chinese Vocalists Concours 2003”, and “Silver Medal Winner Award- Outstanding Achievement” in the Global Music Award, Oct 2014. Most recently she received the National Academics Awards (category of Performing Arts) by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, presented by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir on 29 Oct 2019.
Lim Yee Fen | Mezzo Soprano
Malaysian Mezzo Soprano Yee Fen graduated from the UCSI University with Bachelor of Degree (Hons.) majoring in Piano. She was the champion of 6th ASEAN Bangkok Opera competition in July 2014. In 2013, she obtained the Licentiate of Trinity College London in Voice Recital with Distinction and won the Grand Champion of the 39th Malaysia National Classical Singing Competition. She was also the consecutive Champion of the Malaysia Central Region Classical Singing Competition of the year 2011-2013. She joined the Classical Singing and Opera workshop in Penang and Bangkok, where she studied with Soprano Loh Siew Tuan, pianist Hein Boterberg and director Benoit. She has also had attended a Masterclass with internationally well-known pianist Graham Johnson and has performed in an evening concert as the guest performer accompanied by the great pianist.
Tan Miao Yun | Soprano
Tan Miao Yun was born in Negri Sembilan, Malaysia. She started off her studies at the Malaysian Institute of Art in 2010 where she had vocal training with Dr. Ang Mei Foong. In 2014, she pursued Advanced Studies in Music Performance for her bachelor’s degree at University of Xiangnan, China. Miao Yun was awarded Bronze prize at the ChinYong Music Festival Vocal Competition in 2012. In 2015, her industrial involvement included The Best Presentation Award in “韵诗乐意” contemporary music and “Music of the night” at DPAC. She also successfully organized a vocal recital with other fellow singers “Budding Voices” in 2016. In 2019, she won the “Young Song Weavers” scholarship. She has been an active member of M.I.A Ladies chorus under the tutelage of Ms Susanna Saw. Currently, she is a music teacher and choir conductor.
Evon Ng | Soprano
Evon Ng Jie Rou studied classical singing at Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) under the tutelage of Malaysian Soprano Dr. Ang Mei Foong. Evon furthered her studies at Xiang Nan University, China and was awarded a Bachelor of Music in 2016. She earned an ATCL in Voice with Distinction. A versatile singer, Evon has taken part in a variety of performances. She was a guest soloist for Kuen Cheng High School Chinese Orchestra under the baton of Mr. Lee Khiok Hua. Evon collaborated with a flutist, Mr. Koh Yew Kia in “The Muar Art Festival”. Recently, she collaborated with FOS Chamber again in a concert conducted by Mr. Chong Koi Min. And she held a joint recital with the other fellow singers in “Appreciation of Chinese Classical Poetry Art Song” and “Liederabend”. She made her debut performance with KLPAC Orchestra in “Magical Movie Moments 2” conducted by Mr. Lee Kok Leong.
Keng Xin Tian | Violinist
Kuala Lumpur-born Keng Xin Tian holds a master’s in performance from UCSI University Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ergys Koni and Evgeny Zvonnikov. During her studies, she had attended masterclasses with pedagogues such as Raphaël Oleg and Guillaume Chilemme. As a chamber musician, she has received various recognitions for her craft, including the 1st prizes of both the Académie-Festival des Arcs (with DSCH Quartet, 2018) and Ipoh Music Festival (chamber music category, 2017). Having been inspired by her past teachers, Xin Tian is also a passionate music educator. She focused on violin literature and pedagogy during her master’s studies and has vast experience of teaching, including presently working as a violin tutor at GEMS International School and Ann Perreau’s Music Academy, along with many renowned teachers.