Published on 22 October 2018

Our Principal Cello Ng Pei-Sian stars in the masterly Cello Concerto by Dvořák, music of magisterial demeanour and melodic magnificence. Bulgarian conductor Pavel Baleff returns to conduct this irresistible concert offering that also includes the ever-popular New World Symphony.

Ng Pei-Sian was Commonwealth Musician of the Year in 2007, winner of the Gold Medal and First Prize at the 55th Royal Overseas League Music Competition held in London. He has performed around the world in Australia, Southeast Asia, Europe and the US. Born in Sydney in 1984, he began studies in Adelaide with Barbara Yelland and later with Janis Laurs at the Elder Conservatorium of Music before winning the prestigious Elder Overseas Scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Ng completed his studies under Ralph Kirshbaum during which he was awarded the RNCM Gold Medal, the highest prize given by the college.

Pavel Baleff is chief conductor of the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, one of the most traditional orchestras in Germany. Due to his extensive repertoire, he was engaged as opera, ballet and concert conductor at the Zurich Opera House, at the Semperoper Dresden, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, at the Hamburg State Opera and at the Bolschoi Theatre in Moscow. Pavel Baleff previously conducted the SSO in our Diana Damrau gala in Nov 2017.



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Date & time
22 November 2018 (Thursday), 7.30pm

Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade


Esplanade Concert Hall


Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Pavel Baleff, conductor
Ng Pei-Sian, cello

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DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104


$88, $68, $48, $38, $28, $15

*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.

Concession discounts
Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: $30, $20 (Cat 3-4)

Tickets are available from SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.