Published on 07 November 2018
Up-and-coming Singaporean organist Isaac Lee and trumpeter Lau Wen Rong team up for a collaborative musical journey at the Victoria Concert Hall, together performing Lebanese-French composer Naji Hakim’s thrilling Sonata for Trumpet and Organ. Performing on the VCH Klais Organ, Isaac also presents three organ works by the celebrated German Romantic composer Mendelssohn, as well as his own arrangement of J.S. Bach’s famously exquisite Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.
Isaac Lee started organ studies at age 18 with Dr. Evelyn Lim in Singapore. He went on to obtain a Masters in Organ Performance from the Royal Danish Academy of Music studying with Dr. Hans Davidsson. He has won the Amager Musikfestivals Talentpris and represented the Royal Danish Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He was recently appointed to the position of organ scholar at Roskilde Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site, and performs regularly on the historic 1555 Raphaelis organ. He is furthering his studies at the Royal Danish Academy with Professor Bine Bryndorf.
Lau Wen Rong is a Section Trumpet with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. A 2013 prizewinner of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Solo Competition, he is currently pursuing his master's degree with Mr. Raymond Mase at The Juilliard School where he is the recipient of the Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship. His competition successes include 1st place at the Singapore International Band Festival (Orchestra Collective), the Singapore Ensemble Competition 2011 and the prestigious Norman Cooper Chamber Music Competition held in Aberdeen. He has appeared with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra (Singapore), Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra.
Date & time
10 December 2018 (Monday), 12.30pm
VCH Tour: Registration (VCH Atrium): 11.45am | Tour: 1.30pm *Tour is free. Slots are limited ,and based on a first-come-first-served basis.
Victoria Concert Hall
Isaac Lee, organ
Lau Wen Rong, trumpet
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MENDELSSOHN Allegro in B-flat major
MENDELSSOHN Andante in D major
MENDELSSOHN Fugue in E minor
(arr. ISAAC LEE) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
NAJI HAKIM Sonata for Trumpet and Organ
Admission is free upon collection of an admission slip. Admission slip collection commences at 11:45am at the VCH Atrium (Level 1).