Yamaha International Highlight Concert
IN POP BAND
Julián Ugas (11), Naomi Martínez (12), Margett Sánchez (24), Victoria Padilla (15), Joaquin Sosa (13), Giuseppe De Francesco (28), Dave Parra Surga (14) / Venezuela
CALIPSO (Eloy Miguel Dávila Gómez) / PMC / Ensemble
The "Calipso" piece represent the Caribbean Sea in Latin American territory. It is composed on rhythmic bases between the variations of the musical form of the Calipso of the different countries where this genre is performed, fused with a pop groove, within a harmony with a happy and party feeling that accompanies the lyrics that tell the story of the children when they go to the beaches of the Caribbean Sea to play and have fun among the sea, sandcastles built by them, seagulls and a geography of blue, green and yellow colors. It is very traditional that in Venezuela children go to the beach with their families on their summer vacations, weekends and on many dates and live these experiences. To finish, this Calipso piece describes a Latin American party from the beach but in an environment of children, their friends and their family.
Hsu, Shan Chieh (8) / Taiwan
Space Travel (Hsu, Shan Chieh) / JOC / Electone solo
I like the stars, and I also like the moon. I really hope that one day, I can drive a spaceship to explore outer space and find my planetary paradise.
Keira Chung (10) / Canada
Cat and Mouse (Keira Chung) / JOC / Piano solo
A cat discovers a mouse living in a hole in the wall. Every day, when the mouse comes out, the cat chases it all over the house! One day, the mouse scurries back into the hole, never to return. Now the cat can finally relax.
Bi Yoo (10) / South Korea
The Last Stage (Bi Yoo) / JOC / Piano solo
"The Last Stage" is a piece that expresses various emotions felt by an old dancer as he remembers his youthful days taking the final stage.
Isaac Nathaniel Lukito Setiawan (12) / Indonesia
Macro Contraption (Isaac Nathaniel Lukito Setiawan) / JOC / Electone solo
I named it macro contraption because the contraption is big like a technology.
Jaden Wan Wen Xi (11) / Malaysia
The Spy (Jaden Wan Wen Xi) / JOC / Piano solo
I composed this piece because I love suspense moments, and I wanted to put those feelings in my piece.
Yee You Ray (15) / Singapore
Through Time (Yee You Ray) / JOC / Piano solo
My piece is in the form of a theme and 12 variations, where each variation is in a different key and a different style. The title of my piece, "Through Time", represents a journey the listeners take through the piece, experiencing different styles of music of the past.
Michael Ethan Hoo (14) / Indonesia
Through the Dream World (Michael Ethan Hoo) / JOC / Ensemble, Co-performer: Gisella Bertha Amran (17), Joshua Edward Soesito (16), Hanif Arfandi (22), Joety Johannes Aaron Bongku (20), Anna Hanafi (18)
The piece was inspired by a dream that I had, and the piece is about journeying to my dream world.
The performers choose one of the melodies collected from the audience that day and improvise in their own style in a relay format. A song created by the audience and performers will reverberate throughout the concert hall!
Please look forward to an exciting program.
Improvised performance is to play spontaneously by expressing the feeling and ideas occurred in one's mind.
Yamaha Music School is aiming at developing the student's ability to express music creatively by learning music comprehensively. Composing music and playing by improvisation is, in fact, the goal of creative music expression!
Lim Yee Vaine (10) / Malaysia
Italian Concerto in F major, BMV 971: I. Allegro (J. S. Bach) / YJPC / Piano solo
A beautiful solo concerto piece by Italian concerto by Bach. I am very happy and an honor to represent my country.
Lim Han Quan (26) / Singapore
Kibou (HOPE) / YEF / Electone solo
Kibou (HOPE), as the title suggests, is forward-looking, and gives strength and vitality to flourish in life. Memorable melodies and gorgeous orchestration with scat voices bring positivity to listeners, and it is hoped that one will be inspired with every fibre of their being to carry this vigour and passionate energy to others.
Nopparat Thongta (18), Chutimon Khwanngern (21) / Thailand
I like being alone (Ink Waruntorn Paonil) / PMC / Ensemble
This single is named ชอบอยู่คนเดียว (Chop-You-Kon-Deaw). The artist is Ink Waruntorn under BOXX MUSIC since 2022. The name of the song seems to be lonely, but when we listen to the lyrics, it is actually a love song. The lyric is about only loving this person, and the person still doesn’t know.
Jin Yongxiang (15) / China
Just Wanna Music (Jin Yongxiang) / JOC / Ensemble, Co-performer: Huang Yaqiong
The melody is performed by Erhu and electric guitar, which is a mixture of traditional Chinese music and pop music. There are also exciting parts such as the guitar solo part, and there are slow parts. This mixed music style better represents the connection between every music fan’s heart. Moreover, the percussion and the Erhu solo resonate with the elements in my previous pieces, recalling my progress in music.
Shiho Numanoi (15) / Japan
Ballade (Shiho Numanoi) / JOC / Piano solo
This piano music expresses the inner life of my heart. Sadness, joy and hope are played on the piano.
Marius Febrian Widyatmoko (16), Audrey Elisabeth Pardede (15), Fathir Muhammad Zhilan (17), Fariz Bagaskara Utomo (20), Rayhan Tyaga Maulana (18), Denaya S.G. Panjaitan (13), Georgius Cafasso (15) / Indonesia
Traditional Indonesian Medley (Arranged by Kenan Loui Widjaja) / PMC / Ensemble
This is traditional Indonesian song from North Sumatera and North Sulawesi, we present this arrangement to introduce beautiful Indonesian culture.