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Golden Fingers Venue on BEAT Magazine

Golden Fingers Venue 
on the BEAT MAGAZINE (Page 50-51)
Bali & Jakarta's Biweekly Entertainment Gig Guide
posted: November 12th, 2011

Bali & Jakarta's Biweekly Entertainment Gig Guide

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Classical Music
"In The Mood of Strings"

Has comes into your mind when the word strings comes up? Most people would immediately associate it with violin. However, strings in classical music can also be implemented for other instruments such as piano or a guitar that uses strings as it main part.

Both the piano and guitar are pretty much intimate instruments that work fantastically for solo, group ensemble or orchestra. But not many know that the piano alone or a bunch of guitars can be an ensemble of its own and entertain us with a rich range of melodies. A piano that is played by two people, three people or even four people could actually give you less monotone and a more interactive performance to watch. This is the essence that Jelia Megawati Heru has captured and is about to implement in her upcoming performance: “Golden Fingers Piano Ensembles” next November 19th at Istituto Italiano, Jakarta.

Jelia Megawati Heru is a music educator who graduated from Fachhochschule Osnabrueck Konservatorium Institut fuer Musikpadagogik and majored in classical piano in Germany. She created this upcoming concert that will showcase not only the students, but also the young teachers that belong to her music program. Jelia believes that the piano ensemble is not only about playing piano together, but it is an actual effort to liven up the music.

About 19 compositions from solo pieces to pieces for two pianos (eight hands) are chosen, featuring the fun fast tempo Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter” (for one piano – four hands), Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” (for two pianos – eight hands) to Astor Piazzolla’s sensual “Libertango” (for two pianos) among others. With 14 talented pianists lining up for this event, we believe that these two-hour long concerts would be very dynamic to watch.

It seems that this November, Jakarta has more to offer than just rain and traffic, after all…