Published on 19 September 2019

Richard Tognetti

Violinist, arranger and conductor Richard Tognetti will lead the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in a concert in which French masterpieces take centre stage. The programme includes Debussy's The Girl with the Flaxen Hair and works by Ravel uniquely arranged for orchestra by Tognetti, who will be leading the SSO. The concert closes, however, with Mozart's final symphony: the magnificent  'Jupiter'.

Richard Tognetti is Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has established an international reputation for his compelling performances and artistic individualism.

Richard began his studies in his home town of Wollongong with William Primrose, then with Alice Waten at the Sydney Conservatorium, and Igor Ozim at the Bern Conservatory, where he was awarded the Tschumi Prize as the top graduate soloist in 1989. Later that year he was appointed as the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s lead violin and, subsequently, Artistic Director. He was Artistic Director of the Festival Maribor in Slovenia from 2008 to 2015.

Richard was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010. He holds honorary doctorates from three Australian universities and was made a National Living Treasure in 1999. He performs on a 1743 Guarneri del Gesù violin.

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Date & time

11 & 12 October 2019 (Friday & Saturday), 7.30pm

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm | VCH Music Studio

Venue #

Victoria Concert Hall

Performers #

Richard Tognetti, lead violin
Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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Programme #

DEBUSSY (ARR. TOGNETTI) The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
The Interrupted Serenade
RAVEL (ARR.TOGNETTI) Two Hebrew Melodies
RAVEL (ARR. GRAINGER) The Valley of the Bells
RAVEL (ARR. TOGNETTI) Blues and Perpetuum mobile, from Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major
MOZART Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter'

Ticket prices #

$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% off (Cat 4-6)

Tickets are available from website:, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555 and SISTIC counters island-wide.